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Running Tour Athens & Hydra Island

Running Tour Athens & Hydra Island





8 days


Scholars call Greece the cradle of Western Civilization, and Athens was the cultural epicenter of ancient Greece. You’ll run through those same pathways Socrates, Plato and Aristotle once roamed discussing philosophy, mathematics, astrology and science, up to the marble-white Parthenon, with a stunning panoramic view of Attica, down through the ancient Agora and Plaka to the Panhellenic Stadium, sight of the first modern Olympics. You’ll visit the seaside town of Marathon, where the father of long-distance running, Phidippides, started his fabled run to Athens that inspired the modern marathon. You’ll also visit the artistic and free-spirited island of Hydra, where cars are not allowed and all travel is by foot or donkey. The journey will come to an unforgettable conclusion at the Temple of Poseidon, constructed in 440 BC.

2024 Tours Dates

April 6 – 13
May 4 – 11
Sept. 14 – 21
Oct. 5 – 12

2025 Tours Dates

April 5 – 12
May 3 – 10
Sept. 13 – 20
Oct. 4 – 11


  • 4 nights’ accommodation in a double room at Ergon House Hotel, Athens, including accommodation tax
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a double room at Leto Hotel, Hydra, including accommodation tax
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Coastal train tickets Piraeus – Hydra – Piraeus
  • Escorts / guides for the running routes (Athens – Marathon – Hymettus – Hydra Island)
  • Expert local run directors
  • Tour guides for museums (Marathon – Hydra)
  • Entrance to museums (Marathon - Hydra)
  • Activities (wine tasting in Athens, horse riding in Hydra, fishing in Hydra, city tour in Hydra)
  • Transportation (bus to Marathon – Hymettus – Piraeus Port, Taxi from / to the airport)
  • Water / energy drinks / snacks for each running day
  • Use of the gym at the Leto Hotel in Hydra
  • Air tickets
  • Travel security
  • Beverage package at the Leto Hotel in Hydra
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Running gear and equipment
  • Spa services available at additional cost
  • Everything not listed above

Tour Plan

Day 1

Check in at Ergon House Hotel, Athens

Free day


Day 2

Run/Walk at Marathon

Museum / Tumulus visit

Wine tasting



Day 3

Athens City Run/Walk

Lunch at city center area


Day 4

Run/Walk at Mount Hymettus

Lunch at city center area

Transfer to Piraeus port

Arrival to Hydra Island

Check in at Leto Hotel, Hydra


Day 5

Hydra Mountain Run/Walk


Explore Hydra on Horseback


Day 6

Hydra Coastal Run/Walk

Hydra Fishing Trip & Lunch


Day 7

Hydra City Tour

Transfer to Hydra Island port

Arrival at Piraeus port

Check in at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso


Day 8

Check out & Departure transfers

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