Experience a full day Athens tour which combines monuments of Athens and Marathon. Acropolis,Parthenon (perfection in architecture) – temple of Zeus(one of the biggest temples in history) – Panathenaic Stadium(the only stadium build by marble) – Plaka area – Monastiraki(flea market) – Lycabettus hill (247 m.high) – Parliament with the famous Royal guards and the new Acropolis museum.
We continue our tour driving 42 km outside Athens to visit the famous Marathon were in 490 BC Athenians battled against the Persian army, after the Persian defeat, Pheidippides ran 42 km continuously to Athens to say to the Athenians that they won the Persians. This attempt inspired many people to run 42 km every year from the same location as Pheidippides did 2500 years ago. We will see the tomb of Athenian soldiers and the battlefield and also we will visit the Archaeological site of Artemida, where you will see Temple of Artemis and the Museum. Finally, we drive back to Athens.