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A marathon during a luxury Greek villa holiday?

A luxury Greek villa holiday with a difference?  The 2016 Lefkada half-marathon is this weekend on May 7th.  This annual event is run on one of the fastest courses in Greece.  The route is completely flat making it a great chance for regular runners to set a personal best.  The route includes 17 km around the Lefkada lagoon with the remaining distance completed around the town of Lefkas.  The lagoon is a protected natural area meaning that you’re running amongst some truly stunning scenery – perhaps some solace for the less serious runners!

Luxury Greek Villa HolidayGreece is of course the historical origin of the marathon.  The event was started to commemorate the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides who carried a message from the Battle of Marathon to Athens announcing the defeat of the Persians.

So where better to run your half marathon?  Surrounded by natural beauty. Enjoying the great weather in early May.  And in the country that gave birth to marathon running.  This event is a great introduction to distance running or a wonderful addition to your running diary.

In 2017 why not consider combining a stay at Villa Gabriella with an entry to the Lefkada half-marathon? A luxury Greek villa holiday with a twist!  And after your efforts, and hopefully a new personal best, what better way to relax than with a refreshing swim in Villa Gabriella’s pool.   Or reinvigorate yourself with a lazy soak in the bubbling hot tub whilst overlooking the beautiful Princess islands.

You can check the date for the 2017 race with the organisers at “” and then secure an early booking at Villa Gabriella at low season rates.  This will make your luxury Greek Villa holiday an inexpensive trip and the chance to run a (half) marathon of a lifetime.

Luxury Greek Villa holiday

Villa Gabriella.  Ionian Luxury.  Immerse yourself.