Top places for jogging in Athens
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Top places for jogging in Athens

Acropolis ● Athens ● Filopappos ● Monastiraki ● Panathenaic stadium ● Piraeus ● Plaka ● Pnyx ● Syntagma ● Voula ● 31 October 2016
 

Top places for jogging in Athens

Will you visit Athens for your vacations, are you a keen jogger and you want to keep up with your running routine? Well, there is a solution. In Athens, you can find many places for jogging, and some of them will offer you a wonderful setting. Parks and areas near the sea are waiting to be explored. But what you have to keep in mind, is that you should run early in the morning because especially summer is hot in Athens. Furthermore, you should avoid running on the street because the Greek drivers are not so careful as they should be, and the sidewalks are not wide. If you don’t like weaving in and out of people, avoid footpaths with high pedestrian traffic, such as Ermou shopping Street.

If you stay near Syntagma or Plaka, the safest place to jog is inside the National Garden, which is a lovely and big park with great pathways and shady respites from the sun. In this area, it is also located the pedestrian Street Dionisiou Aeropagitou with an interesting jogging route around the Acropolis Hill that ends to Monastiraki. If you don’t mind running on rugged terrain, you can try the hills of Pnyx and Filopappos.

If you are staying near the area of Pagkrati, Kallimarmaro is definitely worth a visit. The route above Panathenaic Stadium is one of the best- kept secrets of Athens running. The classic marble landmark is a stop on many tourist visits, but only a few people know that a path runs along the top of the stadium and that there is also a park on the neighbouring hill with an incredible view of Athens.

Outside the centre of Athens, a great place is Mountain Imittos that you can access from Kaisariani or Agia Paraskevi. You will have a stunning view of the entire city, its suburbs and the Port of Piraeus. In the northern suburbs, you can also find the Alsos Syngrou, which is a wooded park with many trails to get lost in among the trees.

For those staying in the southern suburbs, it is great to run by the sea along the Athens Riviera from Voula towards Kavouri all along up to the Vouliagmeni Peninsula. The sidewalk there is wide enough, and you can feel the aura of the sea while jogging.

Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Athens, Greece Athens Way
9.1 10
Athens Way
17, Arachovis & Ippokratous Str., 10680 Athens, Greece

Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is within a 15 - minute walk from Syntagma square. The Acropolis is at 2 km away.

Hotel & Hostel in Athens, Greece Lozanni
8.2 10
Lozanni
54, Kapodistriou str., 10432 Athens, Greece

Hotel and Hostel Lozani is located in the heart of Athens, 400 meters from Omonoia square. Elefthérios Venizélos Airport is 36 km away.#

Hotel in Athens, Greece Delphi Art Hotel
8.7 10
Delphi Art Hotel
27, Ag. Konstantinou str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Delphi Art hotel is located in the heart of Athens, opposite The National Theatre and the church of St. Constantine Church. Omonia Metro Station is just 200 meters away.


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