Marathon Historical tour

  • Usefull Informations: Duration : 4 Hours | 1 - 4 Persons
Marathon Historical tour

We start the Marathon tour heading north of Athens passing some of Athens’s most beautiful and expensive suburbs (Kifisia, Ekali, Drosia). We will make a short stop at the dam of Marathon’s Lake, the main water source for the city of Athens.

Then we’ll approach the plain of Marathon where the historical battle between the Athenians and the Persians took place in 490 B.C. Ten thousand Athenians and a thousand Plataeans pushed the Persians to the sea, where they boarded their ships and retreated. The Greeks owed their victory over the Persian army to military genius Miltiades. Immediately after the battle was won, a soldier named Pheidippides was sent to Athens with the news. He ran all the way to Athens 42 KM and managed to say, "We have won," before he collapsed and died. Here we’ll visit first the starting point of the Olympic Marathon race, an event which started with the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1996.Then we’ll visit the “Tymvos”.The tomb contains the remains of 192 Athenians and was raised in the burial ground in honour of the Athenian soldiers who fell in the battle against the Persians. As an ultimate honor and recognition of their bravery the dead of the Marathon Battle were the only ones ever to be buried where they died instead of in the main cemetery of Athens in Kerameikos. We’ll complete our tour in the plain of Marathon with a visit to the Museum of Marathon. After our visit we will drive South through several towns and summer resorts, after a while we will reach the ancient site of Vravrona. This site has one of the most beautiful museums in ceramics and pottery. Here you will also see the temple of Goddess Artemis who was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddes of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.

 

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Informations

For all Tours the time that the tour start is the time you book on your reservation form.

Included in the price are : *parking charges and fuel * Fully licensed Taxi and English speaking driver

Not Included :* Entrance fees * Food and drinks

The charge for this private tour is per transfer not per person and we can transfer by taxi up to (1-4) passengers.

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