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31 Jul

Get Historic In Athens

 

 

The Athens Authentic Marathon, the race that brings history to life, is coming up soon - Sunday 12 November. Finishing in the legendary stadium where the first Olympic games of modern times took place in 1896, you now have the opportunity to run this unique and memorable marathon route.

Run the route of the original Marathon of Pheidippides, who in 490 AD ran from Marathon to Athens to bring news of the victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. This is your chance to join around 15,000 runners and thousands of spectators for one of the most iconic marathons in the running calendar.

Athens has been the centre of Greek civilization for over 4,000 years, and is dominated by 5th-century B-C-E landmarks. With a multitude of conquerors occupying Athens, this wonderful city welcomes you with an array of splendid monuments and historical sights - from the temple of Olympian Zeus to the hilltop of Acropolis and ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple. Athens is also known as a contemporary city and the nightlife hubs of Kolonaki, Psiri and Gazi can stay busy until dawn.

Sports Tours International has packages for the Athens Marathon - check them out HERE.