Marathonas, Greece

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Overview

Walk along the legendary path of the first marathon runner on this guided day trip through the history, culture and cuisine of Marathon. Learn about the ancient roots of the modern Athens Classic Marathon with a visit to the race starting point, the Tomb of the Athenians burial mound and the Marathon Museum. You’ll also sample some market-fresh produce and get a sense of local culture while chatting over coffee and snacks with your guide’s family.
  • 6-hour day tour of Marathon
  • Learn the celebrated legend of the first marathon runner
  • See the starting point of the modern Athens Classic Marathon
  • Learning about racing history at the Marathon Museum and see the ancient Tomb of the Athenians burial mound
  • Visit a local market to sample farm-fresh produce
  • Chat with your guide's family over coffee and traditional Greek snacks
  • Makes an easy day trip from Athens
Journey to the site of the original marathon race, where legend tells of the Greek messenger Pheidippides who ran all the way to Athens to share the news of the Athenian victory over the Persian army at the Battle of Marathon. Meet your local garden in Marathon midmorning, and set off on a tour of the town’s most famous landmarks.

Stand at the starting point in the modern Athens Classic Marathon, and browse race artifacts and history at the Marathon Museum. See the final resting place of Greek soldiers who perished in the 490 BC Battle of Marathon at the the Tomb of the Athenians burial mound.

After getting your fix of racing history, sample some of the produce that comes from the rich Marathon soil at a local market, where you’ll have the opportunity to chat with farmers. Finally, relax with a cup of coffee, fresh sour cherry juice and a traditional snack of ‘mezes’ while getting to know your guide’s friendly family.

Please note: The Marathon Museum is closed on Mondays.
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