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I think it’s a great idea! I lived in Crete for several months in 2007. I loved every single thing about it, but it was strange for me to see that where i lived in Ammoudara they actually had pavements but every few yards a great big tree was planted smack bang in the middle of the pavement. Haa! This was quite annoying in the busy tourist season – but hey! Thats part of the beauty of the place.
On a serious note, I did see several cyclists and must admit I would never cycle on these roads.
What an excellent idea. People of Greece and especially Crete, you have a beautiful country, and what better way for us as visitors and yourselves as residents to enjoy the incredible countryside God gave you. Bicycle is cheap, clean and with the right infrastruture safe, so GO FOR IT!!!