Marathon Full Day

take a look at the marvellous
sites and spots of Marathon

take a look at the marvellous
sites and spots of Marathon

How we start our trip!

We will pick you up from your preferred location and drive you back at the end of your tour.
Our suggestion if possible is to start your tour at 08:00 am.
You will have the added benefit of visiting archaeological sites at different times from the large tour buses and groups of visitors, thus enabling you to experience the wonderful monuments and learn their history at a time of the day when they are not overcrowded.

First stop...

The full day Marathon tour starts with a 22-mile drive through the northern suburbs of Athens, Kifisia, Ekali, St. Stefanos and the well-known area called Marathon located at the foothills of Pendelikon Mountain.
We will make our first stop at Marathon Lake where you will have the chance to have an early Greek coffee in a nice coffee shop right above the Marathon Lake, enjoy the scenery and take beautiful photos.
Arriving at the town of Marathon, we will visit the site of the battle of Marathon in 490 BC, in which the Athenian army (9.000 soldiers) defeated the Persians (500.000 soldiers).
The Tomb of the 192 Athenians was erected near the battlefield reminding all of us of the sacrifice of those patriots for a free country. The outcome of the battle was important not only for Greece but for the rest of Europe. The name of the athletic long distance race, the ‘MARATHON’ comes from the legend of Pheidippides who was a Greek runner and was sent from the city of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians were defeated by the Athenians but after announcing his message “NENIKIKAMEN” (meaning We have won) he collapsed and died of exhaustion. In the first Olympic Games in modern Athens in 1896, a Greek runner named Spyros Luis won the Marathon race honoring Pheidippides and the victory of the Athenians.

Next stop...

We will continue our tour by visiting the Marathon museum, if you wish, and then we will drive south to a sacred site of the hunter Goddess Artemis, the Temple of Artemis in Vravrona sometimes called, romantically, The Parthenon of the Bare Maidens.
The temple is rarely crowded and stands by an amazing museum filled with images of the children who studied at the temple, discreetly hidden, approachable by the curving road from the parking area.


We will leave the museum and after a 20 mile, drive we will arrive at Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon built on top of the hill, exactly at the meeting point of the Saronic Sea with the Aegean Sea.

The temple was dedicated to God Poseidon, the lord of the Sea and it was there where all the sailors offered a last sacrifice to appease God Poseidon before leaving the safety of the Saronic Golf.

Temple of Poseidon


We will continue by making last stop at a picturesque fish-tavern by the sea to enjoy your lunch.
The full day Marathon tour continues with a 44-mile scenic drive back to Athens along the coastal Poseidon Avenue.
Most of the visitors agree that the drive is quite similar to the French Riviera area.

We will drive through the most beautiful suburbs of Athens: Lagonissi, Vouliagmeni, Voula, Glyfada and Old Phaleron. A few stops are required so you can have the opportunity to take photos of the sandy beaches, the yacht harbors, and Vouliagmeni Lake whose water possesses therapeutic qualities.

The duration of the tour is approximately 9-10 hours.


• For students from E.U (student id is required)
• Free entrance: For children up to 5 years old
• Free entrance: For children up to 25 years old from E.U Countries
• Reduced entrance fee for students outside the E.U
• Reduced entrance fee for children from 6 up to 25 years old outside the E.U
• Reduced entrance fee for citizens over 65 years old from E.U Countries

• 6 Euros for the Marathon battle site and the Museum
• 6 Euros for the temple of Artemis
• 10 Euros for the temple of Poseidon

• Winter: From November 1 to March 31 08:30 until 15:00
• Summer: From April 1 to October 31 08:00 until 19:30
• January 1st: closed
• January 6th: 08:30 until 15:00
• Shrove Monday: 08:30 until 15:00
• March 25th: closed
• Good Friday: 12:00 until 17:00
• Holy Saturday: 08:30 until 15:00
• Easter Sunday: closed
• Easter Monday: closed
• May 1st: closed
• Holy Spirit day: 08:30 until 15:00
• August 15th: 08:30 until 15:00
• October 28th: 08:00 until 15:00
• December 25th: closed
• December 26th: closed

Marathon site’s opening Days
• Wednesday to Monday