First time in Marathon?
8 reasons not to miss out on this wonderful coastal location.
Because not everyone loves a crowd.....
1. You're almost there
Marathon, this little-known treasure of Attica, is just 26 miles away from Athens. It is close enough to see the important sites but far enough away to enjoy privacy and tranquility.
Marathon Blue Villa
2. The waters are crystal clear
Although it's just a short distance from the capital, the beach of Schinias has been awarded the Blue Flag for its clean waters, an indication of the high environmental standards.
3. It's a place where history has been made
Few locations have a past more important than Marathon. From the famous battle of the Greeks against the Persians to the astonishing ancient city of Ramnounta, all you have to do is take a walk and let the legends of glorious times fascinate you.
4. The Marathon Museum is one you'll never forget
The archaeological museum is a state of the art establishment, featuring a vast exhibition of rare, awe-inspiring findings that are sure to take you on a journey through time, from the prehistoric ages to the golden days of ancient Greece.
5. The natural setting is uniquely beautiful
The Natural Park of Schinias is home to countless species of flora and fauna, it's the perfect place to leave the urban rush behind and embrace the peace of nature.
6. Locals dine like Kings
Numerous taverns located just a few steps away from the waves offer the chance to try the regional cuisine and seafood dishes prepared with local farm-fresh ingredients. It is sure to satisfy even the most demanding of gourmands!
7. Marathon can be the starting point for many journeys
Finished exploring everything that Marathon has to offer? No need to worry. With Southern Evia and all its surrounding islands so close, there's always something new for restless voyagers to explore.
8. In Marathon, every day is an adventure
Marathon doesn't frequently appear in the pages of a guidebook. So all of its beauty has remained unspoiled, welcoming the explorers that love to discover the unusual. Whether you're a hiker, a cyclist, a fan of water-sports, or just hungry for new thrilling experiences, you will find what you're looking for, here.