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Leaving bicycle box in Piraeus

Jerusalem, Israel
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Leaving bicycle box in Piraeus

Hi!

My girlfriend and I will arrive at Athens airport on 10/5. We are planning to do a cycling trip in the Peloponnese for 10 days, and we will bring our bicycles from home in bicycle boxes. We would like to leave the bicycle boxes in a luggage storing place, either at the airport or at Piraeus port from which we will take the ferry to Poros.

I looked for a storage place at the airport (with Pacific Travel) but its going to be very expensive - more than 50 Euros for a bike,,,,

so the next Idea is to get from the airport to the port by Metro (and to bring the bicycle boxes with the bicycles still in them on the metro), get to the port and then assemble the bike and leave the bicycle boxes somewhere in the port.

is there such a place (that won't be too expensive) in the port? keep in mind that bicycle boxes are bigger than the usual suitcase - the dimensions are 154x25x54....

If there isn't such a place at the port, I think our best option is to try to find a bicycle shop that is close to a metro station (if its close to the airport its even better) and then we will assemble the bicycle when we arrive at the airport, throw away the boxes and on the way back stop at the bicycle shop, disassemble and pack the bikes and go with the metro to the airport with the boxes.

So - if anyone can help me with any of these questions it would be great:

1) a place to store boxes in the port

2) a good bicycle shop that is close to a metro station preferably close to the airport.

Thank you!!

Alon

Jerusalem, Israel
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1. Re: Leaving bicycle box in Piraeus

I forgot to mention that the reason for taking all this trouble is that we hate cycling in big cities we don't know, so we are trying to minimize the cycling in Athens itself (that is why we prefer to take the metro with the bicycle from the airport to Piraeus port and not cycle it)

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2. Re: Leaving bicycle box in Piraeus

I really do not think 50 euros for a bike for 10 days is expensive. My worry would be rather that they refuse to take it because of lack of space.

There is a lugagge storage in the 24-hour cafe in the central point of Piraeus port but I am not sure about the prices and terms and conditions regarding maximum dimentions and storage time.

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3. Re: Leaving bicycle box in Piraeus

If you take "Proastiakos " train destination "ANO LIOSSIA " from airport at "PENTELIS " station next to the stadium on the right side is a bicycle shop. http://goo.gl/vGc3O1 .

. www.planetbikes.gr .

L. Penteli 2, 152 35 Vrilissia, Tel.: 210-81.00.501, 210-6811060

If you fancy a bike ride around the bike shop,

Vrilissia city has the best bike roads in Attica peninsula

The last but one door at proastiakos train that has a " wheel chair " sign has more room for luggage

After continuing on the same line change at Neratziotissa

train station for metro line 1 direction " PIRAEUS "

There you should place the bikes at the last door of the last wagon

( The big problem in Athens is bike thefts )

Here are almost all bike shops in Attica . http://goo.gl/3txqxe .

If you change your mind about bike rides in Athens here are some maps

. http://www.podilates.gr/maps .

Here is a calendar of free organized bike rides

. http://www.podilates.gr/calendar .

You can also contact

. http://www.thisisathens.org/ . for personal "showing around town"(FOR FREE )

with an Athens Local.

" Go beyond the traditional guide book sights and places of interest.

Let an Athenian take you to that special neighborhood bakery,

or show you some great neighborhoods along the Southern coast and the breathtaking promenades. . tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g189400-d6… . (This needs at least 3 weeks before to find a local that shares your interests

Places to rent a bike

. http://www.athensbybike.gr/en/ .

. http://www.funkyride.gr/#/el/rentals .

Edited: 23 April 2014, 13:49
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