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March 4 Alexander the Great Marathon Thessaloniki www.atgm.gr The race starts in Pella, in front of the statue of Alexander the Great on horseback, barely a kilometer away from the archaeological site. This international marathon symbolizes one of the most recognizable personalities of humanity, and is not just a major international sporting event, but is also a path in history and ancient Greek culture.


March 13–19 International Ultramarathon Festival Athens www.dayrunners.gr This festival consists of participants running for six days at 42 kilometers a day. Participants can also compete at the 3-day, 48-hour and 24-hour levels. At the conclusion of the races, ceremonies and festivities are held.


March 18–27 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Thessaloniki www.filmfestival.gr Thessaloniki Documentary Festival “Images of the 21st Century” is an international festival of films and videos, taking place annually to introduce and promote the most important documentary productions.


April 17 Road to Rhodes Marathon www.roadtorhodes.com Experience all the ancient and medieval history of the island of Rhodes while running along the seaside with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. The route will be cyclical by the seaside at the north part of Rhodes city, and will arrive in the city center of Rhodes for festivities.


April 24 Poseidon Athens Half-Marathon Athens www.poseidon-athenshalfmarathon.com All courses are designed to go through the most beautiful sights of the Faliro Bay along the coastline of Athens.


June–August, Annually Athens & Epidaurus Festival Various locations in Athens www.greekfestival.gr/en Music, theater and dance are celebrated every summer. Ancient Greek drama, open- air theater productions, classical music and dance are performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Athens.


June (Date TBA) Kalamata International Dance Festival Kalamata www.kalamatadancefestival.gr Workshops, talks and various dance performances are held to support, promote and enhance creativity in the art of dance. It is the crown event for the city’s International Dance Centre.


November (Date TBA) Thessaloniki International Film Festival Thessaloniki www.filmfestival.gr This film festival features the work of new and emerging filmmakers. There are competitions and non-competitive sections, including an overview of Greek films and local productions.


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