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Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Athens, Greece

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Athens has a lot going for it when it comes to entertaining its visitors.  However, people don’t often think of it as a place for nature lovers.  There are plenty of parks to enjoy scattered throughout the city and it is possible to enjoy outdoor city life. It is also within close proximity of the beach. Other places to visit include Diomidous Botanical Garden, Hellenic Ornithological Society, Parnitha National Park, Cultural Park, Sea Turtle Protection Society, Allou Fun Park, and Attica Zoological Park. Here’s more information on how to enjoy the outdoors while in Athens:

Enjoy a Bike Tour

Athens is a great place to enjoy a bike ride! It is the easiest and fastest way to navigate to some of the out of the way places in the city. One of the best ways to see the city by bike is through an organized. There are several tour operators that offer a comprehensive experience and will take you around the city. Since Athens is an old city, many of the streets wind through neighborhoods and by top historical sites. By having an escort, you will get the most out of this experience.

Go to the Beach

If you love the beach, Athens can be an ideal destination for you. It has over twenty popular beaches that visitors and locals alike love to visit. All of these beaches are spread all over the northern and southern side of Attica peninsula. The coastline from Glyfada to Cape Sounion has many beautiful beaches and coves to enjoy your vacation. Some popular beaches near Athens include Varkiza, Schinias, Legrena, Porto Rafti, Kaliva, and Lagonisi Beaches. Many of these beaches are well organized and offer sun beds and umbrellas to rent. Others have restaurants and cafes located right on the water.

Go Skydiving

Many people don’t realize it, but Athens is a great destination for sky diving. If you are interested in diving here, consider finding a skydiving school, such as Skydive Athens, before you get started. You’ll want to be in the care of experts who will dive with you and insure that you have a safe and fun experience. You will get all the required training and knowledge to make it safe and fun. After a thorough ground preparation, you will take off and jump out of a plane from 14.000 ft. With your view from the sky, you will take in the gorgeous mountains and sea below from a much different perspective.

Enjoy Horseback Riding

Did you know that there are horseback riding centers near the city of Athens? While in the city, you may want to consider going riding. Many of these places offer lessons, guided tours, and much more.  These walks will pass through the forest and will lead to old mansions and monasteries. Ask at your hotel or at a tourist information center for more information on this unique experience.

While in the city of Athens in Greece, you should consider having on of these outdoor experiences.

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