Marathon

Relax and unwind in the countryside

Discover the most important hidden gems and landmarks of Athens’ Countryside. Explore the precious gems of Marathon and its surroundings. Visit the ‘Battle of Marathon’, learn the story of the Goddess of Retribution, Goddess of divine law & order.

 

Discover, relax and unwind in the countryside

Leave bustling Athens and the 21st century behind, to escape into a timeless land of mythology, spirituality, religion, and culture. You will first stop to admire Marathon Tomb and the Museum. Marathon became the place of a legendary “Battle”; the victory of Athenians over the Persians in 490B.C and the final resting place of the 192 soldiers who died there. Marathon gave birth to a Race that inspires the world. The Marathon Race! Your tour-guide will provide information about this historically significant event, as well as the symbolism of the Olympic Marathon Race and the Athens Authentic Marathon.

Then you will visit the isolated Archaeological Site of Ramnous, which is one of the well-preserved ancient site in Attica. Discover the Temple of Nemesis and Thetis and the Ramnous fortress where you can keep an eye on the most important sea passages as the Ancient Athenians’ did. After you lunch you can visit either the artificial Marathon Lake with the impressive marble dam or the Monastery of Saint Efraim where his Holy Relic was miraculously found some decades ago. In between stops, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shop, eat, indulge and get a taste of the local culture.

Experience

What To Expect

Highlights

TOUR PACKAGE

  • Starting Point: A chauffeur-driven private vehicle with your tour guide  will pick you up from your location
  • Drive to Marathon
  • Private guided tour to Marathon and the Museum
  • Private guided tour to Ramnous
  • Free time for lunch with local specialties “Where the locals go to eat”
  • Private guided tour to Marathon Lake or Monastery of Saint Efraim
  • Drive back to Athens
  • Ending Point: Drop off location
  • Private State-Licensed Tourist Guide, English speaking
  • The tour guide will escort you for the entire tour/day
  • Private Transport by Luxurious Mercedes Vehicle (no taxi)
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off (Athens City & Coastal)
  • English Speaking Chauffeur – “Tour Insider”
  • Admission Tickets
  • On Board: bottled water, snacks & refreshments, WiFi, mobile/tablet chargers
  • All taxes, fuels, tolls, vehicle insurance, parking fees and handling charges
  • Customizable “tailored to your wishes”
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Personal expenses, lunch, dinner
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Vehicle/Chauffeur on disposal for the entire tour/day (8h) including hotel pickup (Recommended. You can add it during the booking)
  • Guide’s other Languages: Deutsch, Español, Français, Pусский, Português, 中国, Italian, Japanese, Turkish,Romanian, Arabic, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Polish
  • Vehicle type/class upgrade (e.g. Limo, MiniVan, Limo VIP MiniVan, Minibus)
  • For bookings including  the extras/upgrades, please fill in the Request Form or send an email at info@upper.travel

Archaeology, Culture & History, Food & Drink, Shopping, Family Friendly

  • The tour is held in English. For other languages, please send a request.
  • The tour is private and can be customised to your wishes and whims
  • We offer only Private Tours, therefore some of them are directly bookable for later dates because they are subject to availability. If you wish to book a tour at an earlier date, please fill in the Request Form or send an email at info@upper.travel
  • If you have any special requirements please advise us (e.g. accessibility, health issues, wheelchair, child seat, etc)
  • Now before you visit: Comfortable clothes & hat, athletic walking footwear, sun block cream & sunglasses

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