The legend of Marathon; Half day tour

Marathon is one of the oldest cities in the world as its recorded history spans around 2,500 years. Marathon; home of the world’s oldest marathon run consisting the classic run, largest and most renowned marathons in the world! 26,2 miles. The modern marathon was inspired by the legend of an ancient Greek messenger Phidippides who raced from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens, a distance of approx 42 kilometers or 26,2 miles, with the news of an important Greek victory over an invading army of Persians in 490 B.C. After Phidippides (he is the central figure in the story that inspired a modern sporting event, the Marathon run) made his announcement, collapsed and died been exhausted of the battle and the run back to Athens.

Highlights of the Athens memorials and Marathon day private tour

  • Four-hour private guided tour in Athens & Marathon by luxurious vehicle
  • English-speaking tour driver guide
  • Visit the two places that marked the worlds history
  • Visit the Marathon battle field and memorials
  • See the start point of the classic Marathon