Marathon Tour from Athens
Marathon Tour from Athens
Duration : 6 Hours
Max People : 3
Start Location: At Marina Flisvou
Total Seats : 3/3
Duration: 6 HOURS
Price per Group
AT MARINA FLISVOU
Marathon Tour From Athens
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 Marathon route where thousands of participants run 26 miles every November month during the authentic Marathon run. The race from Marathon to Athens ends in Panathenaic Stadium.
Arriving, our first stop is the Marathon tomb where 192 Athenian hoplites are buried. You will be informed about the details of this heroic victory of the battle of Marathon that happened in 490 BC, when 10.000 Athenians plus 1000 Plataieis faced 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 historians as one of the most crucial, that kept Athens free to develop the basics of the Western World. After 10 years, another talented General, Themistocles who was inspired by Miltiades, won the Persian fleet at Salamis battle and saved Greece from the Persian rage.
Marathon tour from Athens- A unique experience
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 worldwide. Continuing our Marathon tour from Athens, you will visit the museum which has inside Egyptian statues of Osiris and Isis, apart from the memorial column that Athenians built after the victory. The column was 10 meters tall and it was decorating the statue of the goddess Nike. items from Neolithic times, as well as statues of Senator Herod of Atticus and his wife Rigilla. Optionally, we can also visit the Marathon Run museum. Inside the museum, you will see routes of all marathon runs worldwide, the history of runs, winners, badges, etc. Further on, we continued our tour and drove to the area of Vravrona to visit the temple of Artemis, who was the goddess of nature, hunting, and childbirth. The sanctuary contained the 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.
Places You’ll See :
- A guided tour of important places
- English speaking driver-guide
- Pick up/drop off
- Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
- Licensed Guide