Recommended stops

Athens / Starting point

Athens / Starting point

Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens at a convenient time of your choice.

Lake Marathon

Lake Marathon

In the historic municipality of Marathon 28 km from the center of Athens, lies the dam of the artificial Marathon lake.

Marathon Tomb

Marathon Tomb

This is where the dead from the Battle of Marathon is buried. Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece.

Archeological Museum

Archeological Museum

Marathon Run Museum

Marathon Run Museum

The permanent exhibition of the “Olympic Marathon” presents for the first time in public the history of the Olympic Marathons from 1896 to 2000.

About the ride

Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Athens. After a quick introduction, you will board your private ride and begin a 45 km journey from Athens to Marathon – the town where the famous Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC.

The drive will take you to Lake Marathon, the perfect place to explore or have a swim. This artificial lake, located in the north-eastern part of Greece, had been providing water supply to Athens from 1931 to 1959.

Then, you will visit the Tomb of Marathon, the monument devoted to 192 Greeks who defeated a huge cavalry of Persians in the Battle of Marathon. As the legend tells, a messenger had to run approximately 40 km from the battlefield to Athens just to announce the defeat of the Persians. Right after the run, the messenger died from exhaustion and his legendary run became the historical ground for the marathon race.

After you spend your time at this historical site, you will finish the trip at the Marathon Run Museum where you will see the history of Olympic Marathons and an exclusive sporting collection dating back to 1896.


Included in the price

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board
  • Fuel and tolls
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Water and snacks

Not included

  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
  • Lunch, other beverages and meals
  • Tips and gratuities


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