A 'runseeing' tour of some of the most famous sites in Athens. National Gardens, Panathenaic Stadium, Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Filopappou Hill, First Athens Cemetery. Full tour is 6.3 miles, shorter option ~5 miles. Go early. Video excerpts!
A green oasis in the heart of Athens. 2-3 miles of trails, passing several historic sites. Add-on by running the dirt track around the "Old Olympic Stadium".
A great area for running in Athens. Combine the pedestrian-only streets that line the base of the Acropolis, and then head up the hill. Can be combined with Philopappou Hill, which has 2-3 miles of paths.
The stadium dates back to the 4th century BC and was the site of the first 'modern' Olympic Games in 1896. It's a treat to run on the dirt track inside the stadium, or up and down the marble stairs. Across from National Gardens.
One of the largest public parks in Athens, offering 2-3 miles of routes. Ekklisia Agios Charalampos, or Greek Orthodox Church is at the eastern end of the park. Paths are concrete or stone, with some dirt options.
Mount Lycabettus is a distinct feature of Athens, rising 300 meters from the city. The best bet for most runners is the peripheral path around the hill, which is about 3km. One can also try the challenging ‘direct’ route up the hill.
A great hill or trail running 18 km east of Athens. There is paved road, and numerous trails of varying challenge and terrain. There are historic monasteries, impressive caves, and unsurfaced forest roads barred to traffic.
Tour the site of the 2004 Olympic Games! Combination of perimeter road around the complex, and some interior paths. See the Olympic stadium, Velodrome, Aquatic Center. Area is 10km northeast of Athens. Video Excerpts!
This is a forest about 15 km northeast of Athens. There are 950 acres of trails, many of them wooded/shaded. One of the best green spaces within some proximity to Athens, and great for running.