Athens Marathon Travel and Entry Information


Athens AUTHENTIC Marathon

November 13, 2016


The 2016 Athens Authentic Marathon in Greece has selected Marathon Tours & Travel to again be an official travel agency 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 are also available and both start on Amalias Avenue in front of the Zappeion Megaro entrance (walking distance from the hotels) . 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.


"A once in a life time trip and accomplishment."- Athens Marathon 2015 participant


"The marathon itself was an amazing experience. Athens was a great city to visit. The Marathon Tours group was a wonderful group of people - so many new friends...."Athens Marathon 2015 participant