The Rowing Channel has always been a preferred place to visit by locals. The long lanes around the channel are great for exercise, riding a bike and long walks. In the warm months (especially weekends) you’d often see locals there just walking around with their friends and families or relaxing at one of the cafes, eating deeply fried sprats (tsatsa) with chips and beer (it’s kind of a tradition).
The Rowing Channel is the largest rowing base on the Balkans, where racing competitions of national and world rank rowing sports are held. If you walk around the channel you'll often see local teams practising at the base.