The Marathon Experience . . . Before the Race
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*Price Includes: Transportation, guided tour by a qualified guide, organization and coordination, excursion information material. Entrance tickets to museums and archaeological sites. Not included: Lunch, tips.
Cancel up to 48 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Let’s travel to the most glorious corner of Attica, Marathon. Where the idea of the Marathon race was born thousands of years ago… when Pheidippides, a day-long runner, (hemerodromos) as he was called in ancient times, carried from Marathon to Athens, the victorious news of the Athenians’ triumph over the Persians.
We will visit the Tomb of the Athenians as well as the Tomb of the Plataeans to find an answer to the question of how an action becomes inspiration.
We will visit the starting point of the Authentic Marathon and the Marathon Run Museum.
We will follow the entire route of the Authentic Marathon from start to finish. And all this with a certified guide.
08.30: Departure from the meeting point.
09.30: Arrival in the city of Marathon and the starting point of the Marathon Road.
10.00 – 11.00
10.00 – 11.00: Guided tour of the Marathon Road Museum.
11.00 – 12.30
11.00 – 12.30: Guided tour of the Archaeological site.
12.30: Return from the route of the classic Marathon road with a narration throughout by our guide.
13.30: Arrival at the finish point (Panathinaikos stadium).
13.30 - 15.00: Visit to the Marathon Expo (to be informed, to collect their participation), OPTIONAL.
Marathon (Demotic Greek: Μαραθώνας, Marathónas; Attic/Katharevousa: Μαραθών, Marathṓn) 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.[n 1] Today it is part of East Attica regional unit, in the outskirts of Athens and a popular resort town and center of agriculture.
Few places have obtained such celebrity in the history of the world as Marathon, on account of the victory which the Athenians here gained over the Persians in 490 BCE (Battle of Marathon). After Miltiades (the general of the Greek forces) defeated Darius’ Persian forces, the Persians decided to sail from Marathon to Athens in order to sack the unprotected city. Miltiades ordered all his hoplite forces to march “double time” back to Athens, so that by the time Darius’ troops arrived they saw the same Greek force waiting for them.
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