Athens Marathon Itinerary




November 4 - Depart from your home city to connect on an overnight flight to Athens.


November 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - Day free for race check-in, optional sightseeing, exploring the ancient Plaka or shopping. A special pasta dinner is planned for the evening.


November 8 - 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 9 - Morning check out  and departure to the airport on your own for those returning home or onward.


November 9 - OPTIONAL Full Day Tour to Delphi for those staying additional nights in Athens.