Greece has one of the most developed bike sharing systems in Europe. During my weekend getaway in Thessaloniki in the beginning of August, one of the first things I noticed as soon as I arrived was “Thessbike”. The name is a mix of the word Thessaloniki and the word bicycle, and you can find several stations across the town, mainly in the city center. For quite a good price you can rent a bicycle and ride for how many hours you wish. Greece’s second largest city offers cycling lanes close to the Aegean sea all the way to Kalamaria, a city in the outskirts of Thessaloniki, located few kilometers away from the airport.
How to Rent a Thessbike:
- Go to any of the 4 available Subscription Stations, subscribe and you’ll be given a card.
- Thessbike Card: 3€ Guarantee. You receive the money when you return the card.
- Bicycle: 1€ per hour.
- Central Parking – Hanth
- 47 Vasileos Irakliou Street – Aristotelous Square (Subscription Station)
- 18 Promitheos Street. – Court House (Subscription Station)
- Thessaloniki City Hall
- Concert Hall – Megaro Mousikis (Subscription Station)
- 179 Vas. Olgas Street (Subscription Station)
We rented our bikes on our second and last day in Greece and we cycled for over 50 Km ! It reminded me of my cycling days back in Portugal. This will be forever in my memory and it will always remind me of this greek town.