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From Athens: Private Trip to Marathon

Culture & history Entry tickets Wheelchair accessible Reseller exclusions

Explore the infamous town of Marathon on this private trip from Athens. Visit the first modern Olympic stadium and the archaeological site where Athenian heroes are buried.

Highlights

  • Visit the famous Marathon town
  • Discover the place that the modern marathon was named after
  • Enjoy a private luxury tour

Description

Starting from your accommodation in Athens you will visit Marathon. Marathon is a town in Greece and the site of the battle of Marathon in 490 BCE, in which the heavily outnumbered Athenian army defeated the Persians. Legend has it that Pheidippides, a Greek herald at the battle, was sent running from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory, which is how the marathon running race was conceived in modern times. You will visit the 1st modern Olympic stadium where the Marathon run ends. The Marathon run is well known all around the world thanks to Pheidippides, the messenger. The marathon is a long-distance running race with an official distance of 42.2 kilometers (26.2 miles). The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, who reported the victory by the Greek NENICICAMEN (We won) that Greeks had against the Persians with their king of Persia Darrius. Afterwards you will visit the archaeological site of Marathon where we will see the burial mound of the 192 Athenian heroes who died during the battle of Marathon in 490 BC, where the heavily armed Athenian army defeated the Persians.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off (any hotel in Athens) The driver is not a licensed guide but can provide infomation of the places you will visit (If you want a lisenced guide choose the appropriate option) Transportation by luxury minivan with Wi-Fi

Important Information

  • The starting time may be arranged in accordance to the traveler's wish. To arrange it please communicate with the local operator at the contact details you will find after booking Kindly note that the driver guide is not a licensed guide for archaeological areas and he can't enter with you into them A licensed guide can be provided upon request for an additional small fee Note that you may need to have a valid ID or passport with you while visiting the sights It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothes

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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