What you'll do
Our 1st stop will be Marathon (east of Athens), the place where the legendary battle between ancient Greeks and Persians took place! We will meet at a convenient Metro station (Doukissis Plakentias). During our 45 min ride i will share with you interesting facts about Greek - Persian wars and the magnificent run of the first ancient Marathon Runner, Pheidippides, who started his race from this point back in 490 BC! We will warm up and then run a flat 5 km towards the Marathon tomb (If you don't want to run, the driver can drive you to the finish line). This is the place where Greeks buried their dead after the battle with the Persians. We will get our breath back and learn more about the end of the battle! We will get back on our vehicle, have a small snack, wipe out our sweat and head to one of the major monuments of Athens! The Panathinaic Stadium! This is the place where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. During this 50 min ride i will share with you more exciting info about greek history and Marathon race! Finally at the Panathinaic Stadium, you will get an Olive wreath, your collective medal and have the chance to walk inside the venue and take pictures
Hello everybody! I am Panos. I have been working in the Tech Industry for almost 20 years but since my early teens my heart had fallen for running! During the last 10 years i have focused more, ran 3 times the Authentic Marathon of Athens and several other long - run races around Greece. My other big love is Greece and its magnificent ancient history which has inspired the whole world for centuries! With both of these triggering me, i decided to give up my job and dedicate myself in - what else? - spreading my love for running and ancient Greek history to people visiting my country from all around the world. I will be delighted to guide you in a running experience following the authentic route of the first ever Marathon runner, Pheidippides, and share with you the most exciting stories about Greece and the marathon race!
Bananas in order to replenish the Carbohydrates, Potassium and Magnesium that you will lose due to the run
Water and refreshments. If you need anything else, please feel free to ask before our meeting
Tickets to enter and walk around the legendary Panathinaic Stadium
A joyful and educational -around ancient greek history and marathon race - ride from Athens to Marathon and back
Collective material: an Olive wreath. Also towels for the overheating
Where you'll be
We will meet at the Doukissis Plakentias Metro Station. On our way to Marathon, 1st stop, we will drive through the legendary Penteli mountain. Its marble has been used to build the famous Acropolis of Athens! We reach the Marathon Stadium, we warm up and head running to the Marathon tomb ! This is the place where Athenians buried their 192 dead after the Marathon battle. Then we follow the authentic Marathon Race route to the Panathinaic Stadium
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Please notice that our meeting point is Doukissis Plakentias Metro Station, but our final destination will be the Panathinaic Stadium, which is a 15 min walk from Syntagma Square and Metro Station
The Authentic Marathon Race experience