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BYZANTINE ATHENS PRIVATE TOUR - 10K

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For the Byzantine Athens Run we jog around Athens’ Byzantine and Ottoman relics and discuss their history.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h45min
  • Level of Difficulty

    moderate
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, Greek (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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Contrary to ancient Greek and Roman aesthetics, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments attest a starkly different time period in terms of mentality, religion and philosophy. The monuments of this period are mainly churches (plus one mosque) which have been designed and built up on an exceptional pattern and they give us a chance to get a glimpse of that period.

It’s quite interesting to see how these tiny and quite old constructions are still standing by the side of modern constructions or in the middle of crowded streets.

Most of the sights are representative of a period of history where the Byzantine Empire influenced the culture of modern Greece in a relatively more direct way than the ancient spirit.

The little Monastery, Kapnikarea, St. Catherine, the Russian church, St. Demetrius “the cannonball” and the Mosque Tzistaraki are some of the dozen of spots we run by and where runners will dwelwe into this very different time period of Greek history.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point at Syntagma Square.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: Syntagma Square, Athens
    You can come here by bus 025, 026, 027, 209, 227, E14, X14 or by tram 2, 4, 11, 12, 15
    Google Maps link: Syntagma Square

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains, snows etc. The only instance where we would cancel a tour is if we would have storm or a heavy thunderstorm. If this happens we will let participants know in advance either via email or phone. It is however, very rare that conditions are so so bad that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt, expect to run.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    In Greece we have mild winters and warm summers, so weather conditions do not vary significantly. But it is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Athens, so that you know what temperatures to expect.

    During the colder months we always recommend people to wear long sleeves as we have short stops along the run, in order to take photos and for the guide to talk about the attractions.

    In summer you can easily just wear a t-shirt and a pair of shorts/tights. It is, however, very important to remember sunscreen (at least SPF 30/50), so that sun burn is avoided. A hat can also be very handy in summertime in general.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Water is not included so we always recommend our guests to bring their own water on a warm day. There are a few public water fountains along the way, so if you are in need of a sip of water, simply ask the guide to point out a drinking spot.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    The running pace is set on our private tours by you. Durnig our goup tour we run a pace of about 6:00min/km.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately there is no storage for bags. Please, travel light.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera and snap away. The running guide will also take pictures along the route, and if there is a certain place you would like your picture taken, then simply ask your guide. The pictures will be send to you after the tour via email.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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