What about the Canal D'Amour area in Sidari. Long flat road going up to Peroulades village, and then back again on different road. Really nice and in countryside. Long sandy beach right at end of Canal D'Amour and great bars/tavernas also. Sidari main strip does get busy at night, but you can stay in Canal D'Amour area without even going there if you don't want to. I've seen many runners there over the years. Also Sidari has many travel agents which do coach/boat trips to Corfu Town in the evening. Very good trip!!!
Message posted by AnnieK on 13†April†2011 at 12:32pm - IP Logged
As mentioned above Arillas and San Stefanos Nw are great resorts you could jog over to San Stef from Arillas over the headland via the donkey track both have lovely beaches with some great Restaurants and Tavernas here's a couple of links so you can see them in greater detail hope this helps .
Message posted by Dennis on 13†April†2011 at 2:31pm - IP Logged
I ran for years on holidays at Agios Georgios north and can strongly recommend it for early morning runs. The beach is enormous but I preferred circular routes on the quiet lanes and off-road tracks through the olive groves.
In fact all the walks on my web-pages were prepared and annually checked on pre-breakfast runs.
There are some hills but, not being a super-fit runner, I would walk the steeper ones to make sure I enjoyed my runs !
Message posted by cannock girl on 13†April†2011 at 2:52pm - IP Logged
My husband ran regularly along Acharavi beach. He was occasionally chased by dogs, but that's par for the course for any runner! Again, pre-breakfast would be the only time that he'd ever consider it, especially as we were only ever there during the high summer months.
Message posted by SpearTravels on 13†April†2011 at 4:20pm - IP Logged
Aghios Varvara right down south but no more difficult to get into town for your nights out than other places that have been mentioned! Really unspoilt down there, too, and some nice proper Greek tavernas.
Message posted by NicandJohn on 13†April†2011 at 4:33pm - IP Logged
Another vote from us for Arillas. I jog very slowly, but Nic runs (VERY quickly) a lap of the village most days, and also runs on some smaller footpaths through the olive groves. We get some funny looks, and I usually get somebody telling me I'll have a heart attack, but we love the village, and the roads are very quiet so a jog is a great way to see the place.
Message posted by Canarydave on 13†April†2011 at 8:41pm - IP Logged
Hello, we stay at Kalami and early morning runs are possible along the tarmac/concrete road through to Agni which snakes along roughly half-way up the hill to the main road, very undulating in parts so quite a test but nice views and generally very quiet, Kalami fits the bill re. Tavernas/bars etc.
Message posted by Lavinia on 13†April†2011 at 10:33pm - IP Logged
Issos in the south which is very unspoilt and very long? You could run one way along the shoreline and then back along the track in the sand dunes behind the beach and probably never see a soul apart from the wildlife.
Message posted by cloud on 13†April†2011 at 10:40pm - IP Logged
Keeping up some sort of routine is important if you're a regular runner and it's also good to be able to run in a completely different environment.. Dave-we usually stay in the Agni area; hubby's done some running around there, but I'm afraid that increasing knee problems mean that the hills are now proving to be a bit of a challenge!
Message posted by Graham T-A on 14†April†2011 at 1:10am - IP Logged
I often run when on holiday. I run the tap when filling the bath and I run the risk of getting a ticking off from the wife for drinking too much oozo in the kafenian. I nearly ran out of petrol at the last bank holiday and I just love watching marathons. Just don't try it in the summer on the N/E coast as everywhere is steep and stoney, in fact, just don't even think about it anywhere in Greece during the summer after 6am.
Message posted by goodman on 14†April†2011 at 9:12am - IP Logged
No long sandy beach, but plenty of choice, flat, not so flat, and steep, including a small coastal circuit used by all the local ladies in the winter months, Kassiopi is your place. With a couple of circular routes, anywhere from a 1k to 6k or a more arduous run up the mountain, this area offers everything for runners.
With a fantastic choice of restaurants and tavernas for you in the evening a perfect holiday resort!
Message posted by AnnieK on 14†April†2011 at 11:51am - IP Logged
Cheers guys, I'm going to print off all these replies, and try to make a decision! Delighted to hear there are quite a few fellow runners, who like to get out for an early morning run.
Quote: Originally posted by cloud on 13†April†2011
I hear running while on vacation is bad for your health?
Hey cloud, I like to work hard so I can play hard Seriously though, I'll be in the middle of training for the Dublin Marathon while on hols, so I really can't affort to take a week off. I won't manage any real long runs, but I'll need to get shorter runs in so as not to loose fitness.
Thanks again everyone
Message posted by angela chapman on 14†April†2011 at 12:15pm - IP Logged
Looks like I will be doing the Kentroma circle on my own then Graham.
3 years after having 2 cartilage ops and steroid injections I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can do a few laps this year.
It will have to be after 6 am though, can't get up that early.
Message posted by Shadowlands on 17†April†2011 at 1:30am - IP Logged
Only one word - MESSONGHI -it is South Corfu where you can run for miles through the Olive Groves, say 'Kalimera' to the neighbours, see the real Corfu countryside, visit Cholomos, and so much more. Enjoy
Message posted by AnnieK on 10†January†2012 at 4:15pm - IP Logged
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I'm looking for some more advice on running in Corfu. We didn't get to go on hols last year, but this years is booked - Aghios Gordios for 1 week. Is it anyway runner friendly? Or is it very hilly? Thanks!
Message posted by janmanessi on 10†January†2012 at 4:28pm - IP Logged
Ah thank you very much Viv, but I'll be sweating my way around AG last week of July. Thanks again
Message posted by Dennis on 11†January†2012 at 3:51pm - IP Logged
Learn a few simple words of Greek before you go. When running in the mornings you meet many local people who look at you with surprise. It is good to greet them with a friendly word or so. I made quite a few friends that way who still greet me with a huge smile years later.
I often returned from runs with a small gift of fruit, flowers, or nuts .. even a bag of 10 eggs once, not easy to run with!!
Message posted by AnnieK on 13†January†2012 at 2:10pm - IP Logged
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