Filippos Running and Hiking Tour in Thessaloniki
Zap through Thessaloniki’s must-see monuments and neighborhoods on this exhilarating, alternative running tour!
If you are a running and hiking enthusiast then listen closely! This is not your average city tour of Thessaloniki! Indeed, this Filippos running and hiking route is the utmost athletic and alternative activity to join in on during your holidays in Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece. We cannot think of a faster way to zap through the city center while checking off all the must-sees off our list! We will run through significant historical sites, churches, farmers markets, city squares – just to name a few, on this alternative city tour. This running and hiking tour is designed for those looking to stay active during their stay in Thessaloniki, especially those families looking for an active experience that the whole family can enjoy. Without a doubt, this Filippos running and hiking tour in Thessaloniki is perfect for hikers, runners, families, friends, companies or even large groups that have enough flexibility to pick the best route to accommodate their schedule. Organized by professional runners, this alternative activity in Thessaloniki was created to meet even the highest of standards, combining the principles of responsibility and customer safety at all times.
This alternative tour consists of a run/hike through the city center of Thessaloniki. Its starting point is the White Tower and the route moves through all the city’s main monuments, districts, and neighborhoods. These destinations include the White Tower, the city’s port, Ladadika, Valaoritou, Ouzo Melanthron, Kapani Market, Aristotelous Square, Athonos Square, Agia Sophia Church, Galerius Palace, Arch of Galerius (Kamara), Rotunda of Galerius, Thessaloniki Convention Center and Xarchakos Park. The difficulty level of this running and hiking tour is considered easy due to the fairly flat surface level. The total length of the run is 7 km with an ascent of 30 meters. The running portion of the tour lasts about fifty minutes while the hike’s duration is two hours long. Tick off some of Thessaloniki’s most well-known monuments, while running through the city of Thessaloniki on this adrenaline-charged running and hiking tour!
Itinerary of the Filippos Running and Hiking Tour in Thessaloniki:
Meet your professional running tour guide at the White Tower, or any other prearranged meeting point.
Time to run and hike!
Along the way we will run by the White Tower, the port, Ladadika, Valaoritou, Ouzo Melanthron, Kapani Market, Aristotelous Square, Athonos Square, Agia Sophia Church, Galerius Palace, Arch of Galerius (Kamara), Rotunda of Galerius, Thessaloniki Convention Center and Xarchakos Park. The running portion of the tour lasts about 50 minutes while the hike lasts 2 hours.
Finish by the White Tower
After an exhilarating run across some of the most well known spots of Thessaloniki we will finish our run by the White Tower. The tour ends here or we can take you back to our prearranged meeting point.
Your professional running tour guide will be waiting for you at the White Tower, or any other prearranged meeting point.
- Experienced tour guide-runner
- First aid kit for any injuries and any necessary medication
- Collection to and from your indicated place
- 500ml of water, 1 energy bar/sesame seed bar/energy gel, Electrolytes
- Hydration Belt
- GPS Session
- Ground type: Blacktop
- Location: Thessaloniki City Center
- Length: 7 km
- Running / Hiking Duration: 0:50:00/2:00:00
- Maximum Altitude: 35m, Minimum Altitude: 5m, Total Ascent: 30m, Total Descent: 30m
- Level of difficulty: Easy
- Wear appropriate and comfortable shoes
- Recommended to bring: spare dry clothes, hat (optional), sunscreen (optional), raincoat (optional)