Athens Marathon Itinerary





November 9 - Depart from your home city to connect on an overnight flight to Athens.


November 10 - Arrive Athens and transfer on your own to your hotel in the city center.  Afternoon run to the Panathinaikon Olympic Stadium to loosen legs.


November 11 - Breakfast is served each morning at your hotel. This morning we depart for a half-day city tour with visit to the Acropolis and the iconic Parthenon. Our Greek guide will provide an historic and cultural overview of ancient and modern Greece. A visit to the race expo to pick up your race kits will be included in the tour.  Afternoon is free to explore Athens.  Evening Welcome Reception and Race Briefing.


November 12 - Day free for race check-in, optional sightseeing, exploring the ancient Plaka or shopping. A special pasta dinner is planned for the evening.


November 13 - RACE DAY! Transportation will be provided to Marathon for the race start. Those running in the 10K or 5K can walk to the start line just a few blocks from the hotels. The hotel is a 12-minute walk back from the finish line at the Stadium. Post-race celebrating on your own in the evening. We have reserved space at a traditional taverna with dancing and entertainment in the Plaka. Dinner is by reservation and is at your own expense.


November 14 - Morning check out  and departure to the airport on your own for those returning home or onward.  Commencement of the 4 night extension to Istanbul for those who have booked it.


November 14 - OPTIONAL Full Day Tour to Delphi for those staying additional nights in Athens.