Private tour in Athens Jenny M

Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
  • $ 831 USD

The Runner's Odyssey: Athens to Marathon Half Day Tour

Tour #1242253
Pricing Details
Base cost of tour

up to 6 people

4 hours 30 minutes

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

Overview of your Athens tour:

Are you a Marathon runner or an athlete? Are you visiting Athens for the Marathon race? As someone who has run the Athens Marathon twice, I designed this tour to share with fellow marathon enthusiasts the Marathon History and the iconic course of the Athens Marathon the Authentic. Tour highlights: -A guided visit to the legendary Panathinaic Stadium, the very finish line of the Athens Marathon. -Traverse the authentic 26. 2-mile (42. 195km) course, following (backward) the footsteps of Pheidippides, the ancient messenger who ran from Marathon to Athens to announce the incredible victory of the Greeks at the Battle of Marathon (490BC). -Explore the local Archaeological Museum, housing historical artifacts and stories related to the Battle of Marathon. -Visit the significant sites linked to the historic Battle. -Witness the serene beauty of the Marathon artificial lake and dam. Join this tour with your running buddies and experience the allure and legacy of the Athens Marathon!

Your Athens tour itinerary

Our adventure begins in Athens, at your hotel or in front of the Panathenaic Stadium, the finish line of the Marathon race. We either visit the site (entrance tickets needed) or recite stories about the Stadium while taking pictures from outside [1 hour] We'll follow the authentic marathon course backward towards Marathon [50'-1 hour each way]. -In Marathon, we'll see the starting line of the Marathon race. -Depending on your interests, we'll visit the Museum of the Marathon race, the local archaeological museum, and spots related to the legendary Battle of Marathon (490BC) between Greeks and Persians. -We'll stop for photos at the Marathon artificial lake and dam. -After capturing the spirit of the marathon race, we'll make our way back to Athens following the steps of the Marathon runners. Carry the essence of the historic journey, blending history, athleticism and a deep appreciation for the marathon tradition. *Please feel free to contact me before booking, in order to create a customized tour for yo

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Transport Details
Type: Private Transportation / Category: Minivan

-If you travel as a couple please contact me before booking for an adjusted tour price. -For up to 6 people, a clean, modern, fully air-conditioned mini van and a professional driver will be on disposal. Larger groups of travelers would require a larger vehicle. Please contact me for details and a quote. -Please contact me for a tour price adjustment in case you need to be dropped off at Athens International Airport. -For tours in 2025, please message me before booking to discuss availability and pricing. Thank you!

What's Included
  • Private Guide
  • Private Transportation
What's Extra
  • Other: Personal expenses. Admission tickets: Panathenaic Stadium General Admission ticket 10,00 € Reduced Admission ticket (students and visitors over 65 year old) 5,00 € Free admission for visitors with disabilities and person accompanying them, and children under 6 years of age Opening hours: March - October: 08:00 - 19:00 last ticket sold at 19:00 November - February: 08:00 - 17:00 last ticket sold at 17:00 Archaeological Museum of Marathon Ticket also includes visit to the archaeological site of Marathon. Winter season (1/11 - 31/3) 08:30 - 15:30, Tuesday closed Ticket price: 3€ Summer season (1/4 - 31/10) Full: 6€ Reduced: 3€ The Archaeological Museum is closed on Tuesdays. The Marathon Run Museum is closed on Mondays. Opening hours 9:00-15:00 Tue-Fri, 10:00-14:00 sat-sun Τhe general admission costs only 2€, while for students is just 1€.
  • Food Drinks Snacks
Where will you meet

Athens, Greece

Airport: ,Cruise: Piraeus,Station: Acropolis metro station Syntagma metro station,ByGuide: In front of the Panathenaic Stadium (Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens 116 35)

  • You can request a different meeting location (for example, your hotel) during the checkout process.
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Activity Level
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Accessibility

Kid Friendly

wheelchair Accessible

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Size:

up to 6 people

Duration:

4 hours 30 minutes

Transportation:

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

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$ 831 USD

Book with a 20% deposit!

Size:

up to 6 people

Duration:

4 hours 30 minutes

Transportation:

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

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Select tour start time

View our Cancellation policy

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