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Athens Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Marathon from Athens

Price USD$94.17


Athens Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Marathon from Athens
Swap the cruise port for the captivating sights of modern and Ancient Greece on this private 4-hour shore excursion to Marathon from Athens. With a private driver-guide, visit the Marathon Tomb and hear about the soldiers who fell at the Battle of Marathon, see the site where the namesake race originated, and take in panoramic views of the lush natural beauty surrounding Lake Marathon and the world?s only marble dam. This tour ensures you?ll receive undivided attention from a private guide.

Meet your private driver-guide at Piraeus Port in Athens, and then sit back and relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned car on the journey to Marathon. As you start your shore excursion, talk with your guide about the region and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The beauty of having a private guide is that any commentary is tailored to your interests.

After around an hour, make your first stop on the Athens-Marathon road, roughly 2.5 miles (4 km) before the town of Marathon. Here, visit Marathon Tomb, a 33-foot (10-meter) high mound where 192 soldiers who died in the Battle of Marathon were buried. Listen as your guide shares the tale of this tragic battle that took place in 490 BC during the first Persian invasion of Greece.

Then, discover the origins of the namesake race at the site where it originated. Hear the fascinating legend of the soldier who ran 26 miles to Athens, without stopping, to announce the Persian defeat, only to collapse and die after sharing the news.

Continue on to Lake Marathon, a water supply reservoir that is surrounded by lush greenery. Wander toward the pristine Marathon Dam, the only marble dam in the world, and take in the stunning natural vistas, perhaps stopping in the cafe to recharge with a cooling drink or light snack (own expense).

When the time comes, hop back inside your private transport and return to Piraeus Port where you tour concludes.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to Piraeus Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Swap the cruise port for the captivating sights of modern and Ancient Greece on this private 4-hour shore excursion to Marathon from Athens. With a private driver-guide, visit the Marathon Tomb and hear about the soldiers who fell at the Battle of Marathon, see the site where the namesake race originated, and take in panoramic views of the lush natural beauty surrounding Lake Marathon and the world?s only marble dam. This tour ensures you?ll receive undivided attention from a private guide.