[Travel Tips] Marathon, Greece

The ancient city of Marathon in Greece is my hometown. Today, is a classic leisure destination for Athenians and tourists. 40min drive from Athens. #sea #mountain #beachlife #watersports #nature #birdwatching #hiking #biking #history #sightseeing #culinaryparadise
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First modern Olympic Games, Athens, 1896. Panathenaic Stadium. Also used in the 2004 Olympics as the Archery Venue and the finish site for the Marathon.

First modern Olympic Games, Athens, 1896. Panathenaic Stadium. Also used in the 2004 Olympics as the Archery Venue and the finish site for the Marathon.

In 490 BC the Athenian army beat the powerful Persian army at the Battle of Marathon. Phidippides was called upon to run to Athens (26 miles away) to carry the news of the victory and the warning about the approaching Persian ships. Phidippides rose to the challenge. Pushing himself past normal limits of human endurance, he reached Athens in about 3 hours, delivered his message and then died shortly thereafter from exhaustion.

In 490 BC the Athenian army beat the powerful Persian army at the Battle of Marathon. Phidippides was called upon to run to Athens (26 miles away) to carry the news of the victory and the warning about the approaching Persian ships. Phidippides rose to the challenge. Pushing himself past normal limits of human endurance, he reached Athens in about 3 hours, delivered his message and then died shortly thereafter from exhaustion.

Starting point of the classic marathon in the town of Marathon- Greece

Starting point of the classic marathon in the town of Marathon- Greece

Where we have our family home, Marathon, Greece. It's where the olive trees are plentiful, the lemons grow plump and the scent of gardenias fill the air. Ahhh!!

Where we have our family home, Marathon, Greece. It's where the olive trees are plentiful, the lemons grow plump and the scent of gardenias fill the air. Ahhh!!

Schinias Marathon Greece, stayed here when we came for the Marathon.

Schinias Marathon Greece, stayed here when we came for the Marathon.

Η μάχη του Μαραθώνα The Battle of Marathon, Greece

Η μάχη του Μαραθώνα The Battle of Marathon, Greece

Shinias Beach, Marathon - Athens, Greece Went camping here, swimming was awesome! Angie, our dog "Boy" and I all loved it. Laura did too - while she was still "cookin'". LOL

Shinias Beach, Marathon - Athens, Greece Went camping here, swimming was awesome! Angie, our dog "Boy" and I all loved it. Laura did too - while she was still "cookin'". LOL

Tumulus of Marathon, Greece

Tumulus of Marathon, Greece

Marathon, Greece. When I was there the fields were dry and dusty. After a long drive on a dirt road I found a small museum... staffed by one. I don't think Greece puts the significance on Marathon that we do! It was an exciting adventure nonetheless, an a good story to share with my girls when we studied its history ")

Marathon, Greece. When I was there the fields were dry and dusty. After a long drive on a dirt road I found a small museum... staffed by one. I don't think Greece puts the significance on Marathon that we do! It was an exciting adventure nonetheless, an a good story to share with my girls when we studied its history ")

Μαραθώνας Marathon, Greece

Μαραθώνας Marathon, Greece

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