On the Run

On the Run: Greek Coast

Written by Charlie

As runners, we have the amazing and unique opportunity to see a lot of various towns, cities, and countrysides from the best possible angle – on the ground. We all run in interesting places at times and it is always nice to snap some photos of what we see and take in the beauty of the landscape or cityscape. In that spirit, I am going to start doing some posts of various places that I might run and photos of what I see on the way. If you would like, send me your cities and photos as well for others to see and so we all know what to look for when we run in those places!

On the Run: The Greek Coast

My options for running around my area are extremely limited due to crazy traffic and not good running surfaces. When I have to extend my run route in my area for a long run, that involves making a very long climb with switchbacks and traffic. Because I wanted to try something different, I continued along the beach and ran through some broken fences and across the sand for a bit to find another nice area to run on. I ran on that until the end when I noticed a dirt path that snaked its way up the cliff. Even though I was at my turnaround spot (mile 9), I decided to head on up to see what the view was like. I was very glad I did as the view was beautiful!

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A panoramic view of the coast

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The water was so much more beautiful from up high than at sea level!

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Another view of the water

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Way in the distance is where I began my run from

When I got back to the bottom, I had to take a photo of a huge aloe vera (I think) plant. There has to be enough aloe vera in there to sooth any burn in my village!

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Huge aloe vera plant with my running water bottle for scale purposes

How About You?

Send me your pics from any of your recent runs if you would like them posted in On the Run! I am always looking for great running spots! Send them to me at charlie@runningwithmiles.com

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


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  • Thanks Charles! Can you send or resend me your thought to this email since this is my primary email? Thanks!

  • Greece has one of the longest coastlines in the world – almost 16.000km. The mainland and island areas end in a myriad variety of coastlines, with countless beautiful small beaches, charming bays and coves. Half of the aforementioned length includes the thousands of Greek islands scattered through the Greek seas, while the rest extends along the mainland.