Period of operation : Every day through out the year
25 for 6-10 participants
35€ for 3-5 participants
40€ for minimun 2 participants
Duration : 1 hour
Minimum attendance : 2 participants
Level requirements : Basic fitness level
For all running fans, this is a 5Km tour in the city center where you will discover the city’s best spots whilst running. The tour starts in Syntagma Metro Station and shows you within one hour most important sites of Athens whilst your running guide discloses the story behind each monument, building or other site that you pass through.
Times change depending on the season – we prefer early hours due to less traffic and heat.
07.30 am: Meet our running guide at the big stairs outside Syntagma Metro Station. Our guide will be wearing a fluorescent t-shirt with our Trekking Hellas Logo.
07.45 am: our guide will have a back pack and you can give him some limited valuables (keys, wallets) and as soon as we cross the street our running will begin.
08.00 – 08.45 am: Start running at comfortable pace end of tour.
Duration: 1 hour including briefing and stops for pictures
In collaboration with SPORT 4 ALL PROJECT, supported by www.sportevent.gr
English speaking Trekking Hellas running guide
Departure from Syntagma Square and the Parliament Building
We will admire the Tomb of the Unknown soldier and see the Evzones, (the elite infantry of the Greek Army) before we head down to
Irodotou Attikou Street and the Presidential Mansion. Irodotou Street is the final leg of the Athens classic Marathon race ending in Kallimarmaron (Panathenaikon) Stadium where the first Modern Olympic Games took place and all Athens classic marathon finishers arrive!
After a short stop to see the Stadium and the statue of Discobolus Miron, we will run in the National
Gardens and in front of Zappeion Building, before we cross to Hadrian's Gate and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Continue on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street a pedestrianized street, adjacent to the south slope of the Acropolis where we pass in front of the Acropolis Museum and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
Continue till the end of the road and we run uphill to the rock of Areopagus in the foothills of Acropolis from where we can enjoy the panoramic view of Athens and Plaka.
We then descent via the narrow streets of Anafiotika the scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of old historical neighborhood called Plaka down to Plaka district, admiring the Roman market and the tower of winds before we end to Monastiraki flee market and the Metro Station.