Kos island to relax, windsurf and cycle.

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Kos island is one island of the Dodecanese islands complex and offers something from everyone. It is very popular for its sights including archaeological sites, Hippocrates plane tree and the castle of the Knights. Popular also for its beautiful organized beaches with crystal clear waters such as Paradise and Marmari, ideal for water-sports. For those who want to swim and sunbath away from the crowds, on the island are also a few isolated beaches, such us Elia.
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Kos island is also known as “the cycling island”. Even if you are not keen on cycling, you will definitely enjoy the unique experience of exploring the island’s unseen natural beauties with a two wheels ride. Bike rental places and cycling excursions information are available in Kos town.   Find accommodation in Kos island with Booking.com

Feel the historical vibes as you enjoy walking in Tatoi, mount Parnitha

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The Tatoi estate was the residence of Greece’s former royal family. Near Athens, the complex consists of old buildings such as the stables, mews and storage houses.  The steps at the front of the palace lead to the old swimming  pool and the tennis court yard.
 
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This estate in the magical green area of forested Parnitha mountain is just a half hour drive from Athens. Visit the area for a perfect day trip and outdoor activities.
 
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The estate is open for visits from early in the morning until sunset. The area is ideal for walking, trekking, hiking, cycling and running. The Tatoi Friends Association offer organised tours leaving from Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens. 

 
Tip: There are many open spaces and swings for kids. Wooden tables and benches are available for picnic. 
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Doxa Lake, a quick escape from the busy Athens centre

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Doxa lake, is an artificial lake very close to Ancient Feneos Village. The water is very calm and as you walk around the lake you adore the magnificent landscape reflected in it.  
  In the middle of the lake you will see a small peninsula with a tiny church built on it which is accessible by a narrow strip of land.
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According to triathlonworld.gr the lake helds each summer the Sprint Distance Triathlon: 

Lake Doxa, in the middle of a marvelous pine forest at 900m altitude, will held another Sprint Distance Triathlon, in its crystal waters and asphalt roads in its perimeter.
750m of Swimming21km of Biking and 4.2km of running, with the view of mount Ziria and mount Helmos tops. An exprerience that everybody should live, from begginers to experienced triathletes, in individual and team categories, only 2 hours away for Athens! – The Location

The start of the race will be at 11 in the morning, on Sunday, 15th of July and the road wll be closed for vehicles. The race includes 750m of swimming in a triangle route in the lake, 5 laps of the lake perimeter by bicycle and 1 lap running in the opposite direction of biking. Read more...