Athens Authentic Marathon, 10K and 5K

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Itinerary

Athens Authentic Marathon Four Night Package | November 11 – 15, 2021

Wednesday, November 10 - Depart from your home city to connect on an overnight flight to Athens.

Thursday, November 11 - Arrive in Athens and transfer on your own to your hotel in the city center.  This afternoon there will be a relaxed run to the Panathenaic Stadium to loosen your legs.

Friday, November 12 - Following breakfast, we will depart for a half-day city tour with visits to the Acropolis and the iconic Parthenon. Our English-speaking guide will provide a 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. The afternoon is free to explore Athens.  We will regroup this evening at the Welcome Reception and Race Briefing. (breakfast and reception included)

Saturday, November 13 - Today you can choose to:

  1. Have a free day to explore the ancient Plaka on your own.
  2. Join us for the optional half-day tour (6 hours) to Cape Sounion where we will visit the Temple of Poseidon and stop for a three-course lunch at a local restaurant The tour is $125 per person and must be booked in advanced. (lunch included)

Tonight we will gather for a grand pre-race pasta dinner at the Royal Olympic.(breakfast and dinner included)

10K RUNNERS: If you are participating in the 10K, we recommend you select to have a free day to explore the Plaka.  The 10K will start in the late afternoon/early evening.  We will walk you from the hotel to the corral area, which is only a few blocks away. Your walk from the finish line at the Stadium back to your hotel is approximately 10-minutes. Please join us after your race for dinner. 

Sunday, November 14 - MARATHON DAY!  Bus transportation is provided by the race organizers to the start in Marathon. 

For those running the 5K, the race will start later this morning and we will walk 5K runners from the hotel to the corral area that is only a few blocks away. Your walk from the finish line at the Stadium back to your hotel is approximately 10-minutes. 

Runners, enjoy the rest of the day and evening celebrating your accomplishment.  We will announce a gathering place for dinner the night before at the pre-race pasta dinner, which is optional and at your own expense. (breakfast included)

Monday, November 15 - Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking-out and departing to the airport for your international flight home.  Airport transfers are on your own. (breakfast included)

 

Athens Authentic Marathon and Classical Greek Experience Eight​ Night Package | November 11 – 19, 2021

Wednesday, November 10 - Depart from your home city to connect on an overnight flight to Athens.

Thursday, November 11 - Arrive in Athens and transfer on your own to your hotel in the city center.  This afternoon there will be a relaxed run to the Panathenaic Stadium to loosen your legs.

Friday, November 12 - Following breakfast, we will depart for a half-day city tour with visits to the Acropolis and the iconic Parthenon. Our English-speaking guide will provide a 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. The afternoon is free to explore Athens.  We will regroup this evening at the Welcome Reception and Race Briefing. (breakfast and reception included)

Saturday, November 13 - Today you can choose to:

  1. Have a free day to explore the ancient Plaka on your own.
  2. Join us for the optional half-day tour (6 hours) to Cape Sounion where we will visit the Temple of Poseidon and stop for a three-course lunch at a local restaurant The tour is $115 per person and must be booked in advanced. (lunch included)

Tonight we will gather for a grand pre-race pasta dinner at the Royal Olympic.(breakfast and dinner included)

10K RUNNERS: If you are participating in the 10K, we recommend you select to have a free day to explore the Plaka.  The 10K will start in the late afternoon/early evening.  We will walk you from the hotel to the corral area, which is only a few blocks away. Your walk from the finish line at the Stadium back to your hotel is approximately 10-minutes. Please join us after your race for dinner. 

Sunday, November 14 - MARATHON DAY! Bus transportation is provided by the race organizers to the start in Marathon.

For those running the 5K, the race will start later this morning and we will walk 5K runners from the hotel to the corral area that is only a few blocks away. Your walk from the finish line at the Stadium back to your hotel is approximately 10-minutes. 

Runners, enjoy the rest of the day and evening celebrating your accomplishment.  We will announce a gathering place for dinner the night before at the pre-race pasta dinner, which is optional and at your own expense. (breakfast included)

Monday, November 15 - Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking-out and departing for our Classical Greek Extension. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal for a short photo stop of this engineering marvel. Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nauplion for lunch and continue on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games at the Hotel Arty Grand. (breakfast and dinner included)

Tuesday, November 16 - In the morning, we will visit the archaeological site of ancient Olympia with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. We will then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until we reach the magnificent bridge that crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Through the mountains, we will pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea and finally arrive in Delphi. Overnight at the Hotel Nafsika Palace.(breakfast and dinner included)

Wednesday, November 17 - A visit to the Archaeological Site and the Museum at Delphi is on the schedule for today. We will then depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight at the Hotel Divani Meteora. (breakfast and dinner included)

Thursday, November 18 - We will visit Meteora, an area with striking scenery, Monasteries perched on top of huge rocks, which seem to be suspended in mid-air. Here you will see the exquisite specimens of preserved Byzantine art.

We will return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, and Thermopylae with a short stop to see a monument dedicated to King Leonida and his 300 Spartans. We should arrive in Athens in the early evening.  Overnight at the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel. (breakfast included)

Friday, November 19 - Today is departure day. Individuals will check out and head back to the airport or beyond. The Sofitel Athens Airport is located 50 meters from the International Airport; those departing today can walk directly to the terminal. (breakfast included)

Please note the only meals included are listed on the itinerary.