Foodathlon, the Athens Marathon and a giveaway

Foodathlon & eatyourselfgreek giveaway october 2018

How sporty do you feel? I admit, my sport is my kitchen but in view of the Athens Marathon I teamed up with Foodathlon, a new cultural and gastronomic initiative. We teamed up with a view to celebrate healthy living and give a foodie spin to the original Athens Marathon. Read on – we have a giveaway for you.

Head straight to the Giveaway.

The Athens Marathon, the Authentic Marathon, is not just a sporting event, a hard race of 42,195m. The Athens Marathon is a bridge that unifies legend with history, it showcases the strength of human will, friendship and solidarity. This year it’s the 36th anniversary of the Athens Marathon. As a very proud Athenian, I am very much looking forward to seeing you at the Panathenaic Stadium on November 11th. The team of Foodathlon has also prepared a full week of foodie events the week running up to the big day.

The Foodathlon concept is something I keep very close to my heart: fitness, nutrition and wellness. All in all, it’s about sustainable, healthy living. We all run our very personal marathons on a daily basis, we need to nurture our bodies as well as our minds. Foodathlon has prepared a series of activities for foodies and athletes. There are special restaurant menus for athletes, vegan cooking workshops, wine tastings and food photography. The activities will take place in some of the best spots in town throughout the week preceding the Marathon, from the 4th until the 11th of November.

If you are running the Marathon, there are special menus designed just for you. There are 10 of the best Greek restaurants participating, amongst them 2 Mazi, Aiolou 68, Dia tauta just to name a few. For the full list and menu details please see Foodathlon.

If you are interested in cooking, there is a Vegan sweets workshop on the 5th of November and Vegan healthy snacks on November 10 at Lime bistro.

If you are into celebrating with a glass of wine there is a wine tasting event on the 6th of November in collaboration with and a wine pairing event at Vassilenas restaurant.

There is also a foodography event – you can dine and find out how to capture the best shot of your dish. Yes, I will be there too! At Fouar restaurant, on November the 8th.

The events compete with each other in equal merit, I have trouble myself picking which to attend. Obviously, the cooking workshops have hit my sweet spot but I wouldn’t say no to a good glass of wine either.

It goes without saying that we would love you to join us. That’s why we organised a very special giveaway. So, how would you like a 3-night stay in Athens?

Win a 3-night stay in Athens

We teamed up with Cocomat Athens Jumelle, a modern, elegant hotel in the heart of Athens. You can enjoy your 3-night stay for two people, either during the Marathon or throughout the year. Please note, the prize is for accommodation only and your open stay will be valid for a year (until October 2019).

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The giveaway will be open from today until October 28th. The winner will be selected through and he/she winner will be notified directly by me. You will be able to see the results on the Monday 29th of October 2018.

There are no restrictions as to your place of residence. In order to enter the competition and win a 3-night stay at Coco-mat Jumelle, please follow at least one of the actions below:

    • Register to the newsletter of
    • Leave a comment to this blog post.
    • If you would like a second chance to win this 3-night stay, I’m also doing this giveaway on Instragram and Facebook. Just follow me there and check out the instructions on the giveaway post.

Note: your personal information is kept strictly for the purposes of this giveaway and we will only contact you with regards to this giveaway.

Update: The competition has now been completed, the winner is Instagram user @the_mindful_eating_project_skg. Many thanks once again for participating!

Don’t forget to check out all the Foodathlon activities here. Good luck everyone!

From Athens with love,


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16 thoughts on “Foodathlon, the Athens Marathon and a giveaway

  1. dyannelyse says:

    I’m training for a my first marathon right now! I would love to run the Athens Marathon one day!

    Also, the last time we were in Athens it was Greek Easter and all the big tourist sports were closed! (a good excuse to go back!) 🙂

  2. Litsa V says:

    Amazing giveaway! Wish I could visit Athens and taste greek food in this beautiful city! Amazing blog! Keep up the good job ❤?

  3. liapetri1 says:

    Υπέροχο δώρο!!! Ακριβώς στην στιγμή που σχεδιάζουμε να επισκεφτούμε την αγαπημένη μας πόλη!!! <3 Good Luck <3

    • Eugenia says:

      Ευχαριστώ πολύ για την συμμετοχή Λία! Χαίρομαι πολύ που σου αρέσει ο διαγωνισμός και ελπίζω να περάσετε τέλεια στην Αθήνα! 🙂

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