1 - 8 Persons
In this full day tour you will explore both Athens & Marathon!
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments.
Places you will see:
After our tour in Athens we will take you to Marathon. Marathon is a town in Greece, the site of the battle of Marathon in 490 BC, in which the heavily outnumbered Athenian army defeated the Persians. The tumulus or burial mound of the 192 Athenian dead, also called the “Soros”, which was erected near the battlefield, remains a feature of the coastal plain.The Tymbos is now marked by a marble memorial stele and surrounded by a small park.
“The name “Marathon” comes from the herb fennel, called marathos in Ancient Greek, so Marathon literally means “a place full of fennels”
The official distance of the race is 42,195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards). Marathon race is named after the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.
The Marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 800 marathons are contested throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes.
More than a taxi tour
Our licensed tourist guide Vicky will enter with you to all monuments and explain everything concerning the monument or the musuem findings you see. Vicky has a degree in Archaeology from the University of Athens and she’s been working as a guide for 35 years now. She speaks English, French and Italian.
We use luxury Mercedes Taxi, legal and licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization. (License Number 06ΣΞ00261ΣΟ).
Prices are quoted per car & not per person.
If you prefer without tour guide, our English speaking driver can give you all the historic information while you can watch a video about the tour. The driver is not permitted to enter archaeological sites and museums with you, only licensed guides from the ministry of culture are allowed to do so.
Driver will wait maximum 60 minutes after the indicated pick up time, kindly be on time.
Comfortable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended.
Hat, sun glasses and sunscreen to protect yourself are suggested.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro), needed for entrance fees and small expenses
Please note that, if you will be choosing the service with a licensed guide, you will require an additional seat in your vehicle, since your guide will be riding with you.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour and in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.