A lover of summer in Greece is the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy , who in recent years chooses our country for rest and a change of performances. He is of course currently accompanied by his wife, Carla Bruni, in the Greek capital. Sarkozy arrived in Greece on Wednesday and chose to stay with his wife, and their only daughter, Julia, at the Grande Bretagne hotel. Holidays, however, do not mean inactivity for the former president of France, since on Thursday the camera of Proto Thema captured him running in the centre of Athens. Sarkozy left the hotel at 08:30 and walked and ran for almost 1.5 hours, making the circuit of Zappeion and returning around 10:00 to Grande Bretagne. As you can see from the screenshots a lot of the exercise must have been running after he got back… drenched in sweat. See photos: He left shortly before noon Meanwhile, shortly before noon, Sarkozy and his wife left the hotel. See photos: Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a meeting with the former French president at Maximos Palace. The former French president, who is in Greece on holiday, asked to meet with the prime minister, with the meeting taking place on Wednesday afternoon. Just a year earlier, the Sarkozy couple said goodbye to Greece, posting photos of the impressive view from their room, of blue beaches and Greek food. Although at the time they had avoided revealing their destination, they had accompanied the photo album of their vacation with the Aristotelian term "bliss", next to the icon of the Greek flag. It turned out that their public ode to Greece was not a final goodbye, but a welcome back. Indeed, the special relationship they maintain with the country was confirmed by the fact that they not only returned, but this time they chose Greece as the first stop of their family vacation, before visiting Cap Nègre, Carla Bruni's country home. At the iconic Hotel Grande Bretagne, they were welcomed by the general manager Hom Parviz. The family of three is expected to enjoy the summer in the Greek capital, to visit the Acropolis, while it is possible that one of the Greek islands will complete their rich program. This is a precious breath of rest and recuperation, considering that Sarkozy is in the midst of his country's chaotic central political scene. After French President Emmanuel Macron lost his majority in the French National Assembly, Sarkozy, who maintains close ties to the Republican party, worked hard for a possible partnership. He belongs to those who know as little as possible about French anthropo-geography and is thus a key person for future possible collaboration. Many, after all, turned to Sarkozy, characterising him as the one who will bridge the gap and contribute to achieving stability in France. In her interview with a women's magazine a few days ago, Carla Bruni avoided mentioning all of the above. However, wearing a black one-piece swimsuit and proving that 54 years is just a number, she admitted she's counting down the days to her family holiday. After all, these start from Greece. READ MORE: Tsipras’ partner Betty Baziana wears ancient Greek-styled dress to attend a performance at Epidaurus Theatre.