Marathon Tours & Travel first started offering travel packages to the Authentic Athens Marathon in 1983. For the 2,500th anniversary of Pheidippides’ run from Marathon to Athens, we brought more than 900 runners – the largest group from anywhere in the world. Today, 40 years later, we are still pleased to be an official travel operator for this highly popular race event!
Every runner dreams of following in the footsteps of Pheidippides and now is your chance to join runners from around the world at the 40th Athens Authentic Marathon. In addition to the marathon, a 10K and 5K are also available on race weekend. All of the races finish inside the 1896 the Panathenaic Stadium, built for the first modern Olympic Games. Our package provides hotel accommodations at the perfectly situated Olympic Royal Hotel, a half-day Athens city tour with a stop at the EXPO, an optional half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon, full breakfast daily, a welcome reception, pre-race dinner and the services of a Marathon Tours & Travel host.
We offer the option to start your time in Greece on the beautiful island of Santorini (new for 2023!) and finish it with four days of touring 'Classical Greece' with visits to Corinth, Theatre of Epidauros, Mycenae for the Tomb of Agamemnon, Olympia, Delphi, and the amazing monasteries of Meteora that provide striking scenery. Come join us for an extraordinary experience in Greece!
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Our local tour guide, Laura was amazing. Her knowledge of history, geography, language, sites to visit were incredible.
It was described as a challenging course and that was not an understatement (or overstatement). I was impressed by the number of aid stations along the course. I never was worried about there not being enough supplies at any of them.
The extension is well worth it. The hotels were well located and the food was excellent. The breakfast at Sofitel Airport Hotel was amazing, we stayed an extra two nights before our flight back home. The sites were all amazing. Laura was exceptional, her passion for her country's history was evident and she had our full attention.