Long-distance running

Half Marathon | Skyros | June 22

Hiking and nature appreciation club Rediscover Skyros and the island's municipal authority are organizing a half marathon on Saturday, June 22. The beautiful route starts from the main square of Skyros Town and participants can pick a distance that suits them - 5, 10 or 21 kilometers. A 1,300-meter event for children has also been organized.

Spartathlon starts on Friday morning for a 36th time

Greece is gearing up for the 36th version of Spartathlon, the ultramarathon race that covers 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta and starts on Friday.

Treading on the footsteps of ancient messenger Pheidippides, the grueling race will this year have 387 participants who hail from 51 countries. They once again include Greek American ultramarathon superstar Dean Karnazis.