During the Seafront and New Seafront route, cyclists can admire most of the city’s impressive buildings and monuments with the Thermaic Gulf on their right.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
2013 The cycling route was completed at the same time as the New Seafront was completed and delivered.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
This cycling route is 4.5 km long. It starts at the port and ends in the Concert Hall. On this route, on the left-hand side of the street toward the Concert Hall, cyclists can admire most of the city’s impressive buildings and monuments with the Thermaic Gulf on their right. At the beginning of the route, there is Nikis Avenue, a dominant, cosmopolitan street, with many eclectic buildings such as cafés, bars and restaurants that are filled with people. The White Tower is always within view, at the far end of Nikis Avenue. After the White Tower, we gradually enter the New Seafront, which consists of thematic gardens, and continue to the end of the route at the Concert Hall. The names of the gardens are: Afternoon Sun, Sand, Shade, Seasons, Fokas, Mediterranean, Sound, Roses, Water and Music. Other important landmarks along the route are the statue of Alexander the Great, the Umbrellas, the Makedonia Palace Hotel and the Folklife Museum.
What I can't see
This route is suitable for all ages because it is flat, without any up-way or down-way hills. However, cyclists must be very cautious not to get into accidents, as cycling lanes are marked with a simple stripe, which a distracted pedestrian or a small child might inadvertently cross, causing an accident. The Nikis Avenue part also requires attention (i.e. the part beginning from the port to the White Tower), as the sidewalk is narrower here and crowds in this section can be larger at certain hours during the day (especially in the evening). For those who wish to cycle further, cyclist paths starting in Kalamaria’s central streets reach the municipality’s main square.