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Stay fit during your vacations in Greece with these activities

Greece ● 13 August 2017
 

Are you willing to stay fit and active during your vacations in Greece? That is more than easy. Many all-inclusive hotels in Greece have a pool and a gym so you can stick to your fitness routine without even leaving your hotel. However, there is also the possibility to exercise even if you spend your vacations in a guesthouse or room to let in Greece. The weather in Greece is good, and open-air exercises are always possible. Plus, these activities can be combined with fun, entertainment and exploration of the place you have visited.

Swim

The waters of the sea on the Greek islands as well as in mainland seaside Greece are crystal clear, with an amazing turquoise colour. Furthermore, they are calm, ideal for swimming. Swimming is a perfect cardio activity to burn calories, but the best thing is that while swimming you can explore the nearby beaches, caves and rocky formations that are inaccessible by car, and otherwise you wouldn't be able to see them.

Hike

Although Greece is a country with long coastline, it has also many beautiful mountains with stunning natural beauty. Even on the Greek islands, you can find interesting cliffs to hike. In these routes, you will have a magnificent view of the sea, discover forgotten villages away from the mass tourism and take photos of chapels in the middle of nowhere.

Water sports

Many organised beaches in Greece, especially in touristic islands, such as Rhodes, Zakynthos, Mykonos and Crete, have water-sports facilities. Water ski, kite and wind surf, water games and canoeing are ideal opportunities to get fit while having fun and playing with the sea. Sailing is also a very good option to exercise and explore inaccessible beaches and islands as well having an amazing island-hopping experience. In Greece, there are many marinas where you can rent a sailing boat and start your incredible journey.


Run

If you are a fan of running or jogging, in Greece, you can continue with your activity. However, remember that the weather in Greece can be really hot, so it is wise to run early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Running on the beach, on the sand is an effective way to strengthen your legs and burn many more calories than running on the terrain.

Walk

Walking is a very interesting activity to explore the island you have visited. If the island is tiny, such as Koufonisi or Paxoi, you can go everyday to the beach on foot. Furthermore, you can walk around the town of your destination, in its narrow paved streets that are unique and ideal for a stroll.

Where to Stay

Studio in Kastellorizo, Greece Poseidon
Poseidon
Megisti, 85111 Kastellorizo, Greece

Family-run seafront Poseidon hotel is located 1.5 km from the main port in Kastellorizo, in a short walking distance to the center of this unique, picturesque town. The distance from Kastellorizo airport is 2.8 km.

Studio in Milos, Greece Kalimera Studios
Kalimera Studios
Pollonia, 84800 Milos, Greece

Being located just a 1-minute walk from the wide, sandy beach in the picturesque seaside resort Pollonia, Kalimera Studios offer accommodation in spacious, elegantly decorated studios. Many shops, cafes, supermarkets, traditional taverns and a bus stop are within a short walking distance. The main port of Milos island in Adamantas village is at 10 km, while Milos Island National Airport is at 12 km.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Varres Hotel
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Varres Hotel
Mpohali, Zakynthos Town, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Hotel Varres is located on Bochalis Hill, just 1.2 km away from the city center of Zakynthos. Zakynthos Airport is 4 km away from Varres.


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