Approximately 42 kilometres northeast of Athens lies an internationally renowned historical town, Marathon. In 490 BC at the Battle of Marathon “our Greek ancestors were victorious in stopping the first Persian invasion which aimed to conquer the cradle of European civilization, Athens”.
You may visit Marathon on a day trip from Athens for an experience that is at once historical and aesthetic. Once in Marathon, you will visit the Tomb of the Fallen of the Battle of Marathon and the battlefield itself, the museum showcasing battlefield remnants and other historical items, the Neolithic cemetery, with remains of early settlers and together we’ll discover the area’s natural beauty on a visit to the Lake of Marathon. The visit to Marathon (Visit Marathon) is an exceptionally fascinating excursion lasting 5-6 hours.