Athens CLASSIC Marathon
November 9, 2014
Marathon Tours & Travel is pleased to announce that we have again been selected as an official travel agency for the 2014 Athens Classic Marathon for runners originating from the US and Canada. We are offering a four-night package in Athens with two excellent hotel package choices, a half-day Athens city tour, full breakfast daily, a welcome reception and the services of a Marathon Tours representative.
Marathon Tours first started offering travel packages to the Athens Marathon in 1983. Our trip in 2010 for the 2,500th anniversary of Pheidippides run from Marathon to Athens was a huge success with over 900 runners with the families and friends traveling with us. We had the largest group from anywhere in the world.
Every runner dreams of running in the footsteps of Pheidippides who ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the Athenian victory over the invading Persians. A 10K and 5K is also available and features out-and-back courses from the Panathinaikon Stadium built for the first modern Olympics in 1896. All of the races finish inside the classic marble stadium.
Read more about the ancient history of the marathon. Please visit our Athens Marathon Event Information page for additional entry and race details.
Please be aware that November is the shoulder season for the most popular islands such as Mykonos and Santorini and many restaurants or hotels are closed for the season. However, we can customize your itinerary to meet individual needs throughout Greece or to other parts of Europe.
How about a "Twofer?" Run the Athens Classic Marathon on November 9 and take a short flight across the Adriatic to neighboring Turkey to run again on the following Sunday at the Istanbul Eurasia Marathon. We have customized a 11-night package with 6 nights in Athens and 5 nights in Istanbul to fulfill this goal.