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Athens Flying week at Tanagra airport 2019

Are you tired from classical Plaka routes? Are you looking for something really unique while in Athens?

Here is a proposal that will blow your mind, since between September 21-22, Athens Flying Week is happening in Tanagra Air base, just one hour drive from Athens! And you regret not getting there if you are in the city and see aircrafts flying above your head and wonder where did they come from!!!!

So, even if Athens is not famous for any extraordinary experience, if you are lucky enough and find yourself in Athens on September, Tanagra is the place: free parking, air show, photoshooting, a trade fair, modelling, restaurants, cafes, happenings and a playground for our little friends.

Here is a video for 2018 event:

Aviation Spotters for 2019

The event offers full packages for aviation spotters, offering a special area for better view. The event for them starts on September 18th, when aircrafts arrive, on the test day on 20th and finally on their departure day on 23rd of September. Also they are granted special access to all areas.

You can find tickets for the event here. They only place that someone who visits Athens cannot find here is a ….library!!! Hope you enjoy the show!

Kalimarmaro Stadium and Ardettos Hill today

Plaka Running?

Well, if you are a runner, maybe Plaka streets disappoint you, maybe not. The good news is that all around Plaka there are either few or no cars, so no worries about traffic, lights, etc. The bad news are that there is no real track you can enjoy running, like these that exist around Panathenaic Stadium. Important! The Entrance is behind the stadium, not at the front Avenue, but at 16 Archimidous street (Pagrati). 

If you insist on running at Plaka, we have one secret option: start from the tickets of the Acropolis (opposite Acropolis museum) and follow the road up to where Acropolis Cave tavern is. You can follow that route and with the use of stairs (apologies for that) you can cross Anafiotika and get to the other side of Acropolis.

Another area that is close to Plaka and you can exercise is National Garden.

 

Pikionis pathway

Athens Seven hills running

Well, another interesting option- but quite harder- is to run across Pikionis pathway. But you have to be really careful while running, since the pavement was not designed for runners, but for walking.

You can start either from Areopagitou pedestrian and enter Filopappou monument (left direction) or continue straight and get to Thisseion. This route is without any cars, so you have nothing to be afraid of.

Tip: there is place you can drink water, a public spot next to the guard’s kiosk at Pnyx hill. 

 

Authentic Marathon running

About Authentic Marathon, there is the top running experience in the world. The event takes place every November (for 2019 the date in November 10th) and the registrations open every April. Hope to see you there!

Saronikos is not that famous as Acropolis and Plaka in Athens, but it is a must if you want to spend more days in Greek capital. Besides mountains and  even lakes, Athens offers really many options for someone to explore cultural and historical places by the sea.

There are many options regarding the way you can explore Saronikos islands. Either by an one day cruise, or by sailing boat, or by daily excursions to each island. If you need more information on that, you can drop us an email.

So how you could do it.

Either by booking a ticket from any travel agency in Athens for that daily sea cruise (it is just one), leaving early each morning from a near to Piraeus Port, gets you to Hydra, then Poros, and then Aigina.

By sailing boat, you can book (quite early though) a boat with a skipper, and organise a tour around Saronikos islands, that could last for few days or maximum a week, you can arrange that according to your program. The best approach to that is if you are a group of friends.

By car, you can drive down to Peloponnesus and reach Porto- Heli or Ermioni, where you get a sea taxi to Spetses. Sea taxi are more expensive maybe, but you have the option to have a car with you, in case you feel sea sick. You can also get a sea taxi to Hydra as well.

Also you can get by car to Methana at Peloponnesus as well, and get to Poros easily or Aigina.

Another option is to get from Piraeus by car to Perama, after Piraeus port and get a ferry to Salamis– its just 15 minutes and the ticket is really cheap.

All the above ways are options that want to show to you how easy it is to combine an island to your visit at Athens!