Marathon Tour from Athens

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Itinerary

The half-day Marathon tour from Athens starts with a pick up from your hotel or ship. During our drive, you will see the classical route where thousands of participants run 26 miles every November month during the authentic Marathon run.

Arriving, our first stop is the Marathon tomb were 192 Athenian hoplites are buried. You will be informed about the details of this heroic victory of 10.000 Athenians plus 1000 Plataieis versus 500.00 Persians, according to Herodotus, the father of history.

Thanks to Miltiades’ strategy, the Athenians suffered only 192 soldiers casualties instead of 6.200 Persians. This battle is recognized by historicals as one of the most crucial, that kept Athens free to develop the basics of the Western World.

After the battle, Pheidippides runs to Athens to deliver the message of victory. Exhausted from the battle and run he says the word: “NENIKIMAMEN” which means we have won and then died. His sacrifice and passion are exactly what inspired the Marathon race.

Continuing our Marathon tour from Athens, you will visit the museum which has inside Egyptian statues of Osiris and Isis, a part from the memorial column that Athenians builded after the victory, the column was 10 meters tall and it was decorating the statue of goddess Nike. items from Neolithic time, as well as statues of senator Herod of Atticus and his wife Rigilla. Optionally, we can also visit the Marathon run museum.

Further on, we drive to the area of Vravrona to visit the temple of Artemis, who was the goddess of nature, hunt, and childbirth. The sanctuary contained a small temple of Artemis, a stone bridge, cave shrines, a sacred spring, and a pi-shaped (Π) stoa. Inside the museum, you can see statues of young children that were dedicated to the goddess, as well as items pertaining to feminine life such as jewelry boxes.

Finally, we drive back to your hotel.

Departure & Return Location

Your hotel, Port or Airbnb

Departure Time

Morning or noon

Price Includes

  • Pick up/drop off
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Water

Price Excludes

  • Licensed Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or beverages
Good to know
  • Entrance fee to Marathon costs 8 Euros ,3 Euros for the Museum and 5 Euros for Vravrona.
  • Duration of tour is 5-6 hours.
  • Reduced admission (50%) in winter period from Nov. 1st till March 31. Also, children between age of 6-25 (outside E.U) or seniors after 65 years old (citizens E.U). Please note that an ID or a copy is necessary.
  • Free admission for up to 25 years old from countries of E.U.
  • Children up to 5 years old from countries outside E.U.
  • Highschool & University students over 25 years old from countries of E.U. (only with ID proof)
  • Days of free admission: March 6, April 18, May 18, October 28 and last weekend of September.
Highlights
  • Marathon tomb
  • Classical Marathon route
  • Marathon Museum
  • Egyptian collection
  • Temple of Artemis
  • Vravrona's Museum
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