Athenes Marathon

Athenes Marathon

  • 08.11.2015
  • 09:00 am - 03:00 pm

PRESENTATION

Athens, the capital of Greece, was founded in 800 BC and will welcome its marathon on November 8th 2015.
The city of the Gods contains many vestiges of its glory past during the Antiquity and is in particular at the origin of the democracy and of the philosophy.

The marathon dates back to 2 500 years ago, in Greece, when a messenger called Phidippidès run from the site of Marathon to Athens to announce the victory against the Persians. Since, the 42.195 km will be the official distance of the discipline. This running will allow you to go back to its origins, by running in the tracks of the pioneer on the subject, since the site of Marathonup to the Olympic stadium of Athens. This event is also dedicated to the pacifist Grigoris Lambrakis, killed in 1963 (100 years in 2013). The course is made with uneven and false flats.
Enjoy your stay to visit historic sites that the city contains, including the Parthenon on the Acropolis and its museum, the Agora, the Pinacoteca… Feel the influence and the history contained in the old Greek city.

Day 1 : Flight from your airport of departure to Athens. Transfer to your hotel according to your choice (shuttle, taxis…)

Day 2 : Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for a guided tour : first of all, panoramic tour with the Temple of Zeus, Hadraian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Presidential Palace, the University, the National Library, the Stadium of Panathinaikon (where there was the fist JO). You will continue with the Acropolis (including the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena…), before goiing to the Museum of Acropolis where all the sculptures of the Parthenon are collected and many other wonders of Ancient Greece. Return at the hotel, afternoon free, dinner and overnight

Day 3 : Breakfast at the hotel. Day free in order to enjoy the infrastructure. Possibility to go to see where the running will be. Visit of thegrave of the battle of the Marathon, in the tribute to the soldiers Athenians fall against the Persian army, visit of the museum of the Marathon. Lunch in a local tavern along the sea. Return to the hotel for a free afternoon. Dinner “Pasta Party” and overnight

Day 4 : Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the running’s departure. Marathon. Possibility to book massages to relax you after the course. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight

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Day 5 : Breakfast at the hotel. Free time before your transfer to the airport : possibility in option to visit the Cap Sounion. By the route along the sea, crossing the magnificient beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza, you will find the Cap Sounion, far south of Attica, where raise white columns of the Poseidon’s Temple. During the route, you will enjoy of a magnificient view on the Saronique Gulf. You will visit the Temple of Poseidon before having free time to admire the sunset in the middle of a landscape of dreams. (Or flight to your city of departure).

Day 6 : Breakfast at the hotel. Possibility to do a cruise on the 3 islands : Hydra, Poros and Egine. You will beginn with Hydra, rocky island, cosmopolitan center of art, known for its unique architecture and distinguished by its splendid houses of the 18th and 19 th century. You will continue with the island of Poros, a volcanic island formed by the meeting of two islands, very green, situated near the coast of the Peloponnese. It is an island which charms the visitor thanks to its picturesque architecture and the variety of its landscapes. You will end with Engine’s island, the biggest island of the Gulf Saronique, known for its pistachio nuts, its charming villages, its little fishing ports, its variety of landscapes and its historic past loaded. Optional excursion in the Temple of Aphaia Athena. Return to the hotel.

Day 7 : Breakfast, and flight for your city of departure.

Note : This is an example of a stay. We propose to our runners “a la carte” trips : you can choose your days of arrival and departure, visits or not, the board..

  • Hotels we are working with
  • Marathon Informations
  • Practical informations

Fresh Hotel **** (35 minutes walking from the end of the running)

The Fresh hotel is modern and subtly luxurious. Its not conventional atmosphere is mixed with a higher quality service in a colorful and minimalist decoration.
A fitness room, a sauna and a hammam are at your disposal (swimming pool from May to October)

Electra Hotel **** SUP ( 10 minutes walking from the end of the running)

This hotel is at the heart of the city of Athens, in a pedestrian street near the Syntagma’s place, in front of the Parliament.
It was completely renovate in 2004, and combines the excellency of the Greek traditional service and a modern and comfortable equipment.
Radisson Blu Park Hotel ( 40 minutes walking from the end of the running)

It is along the Greek Central Park that the Radisson Blu Park Hotel takes place, with its four restaurants and bars, its fitness center and sauna, without forget the swimming pool on its roof in summer.
In total, there are 152 rooms and suites. This hotel will allow tou to train you at the Central Park before your race.
Electra Palace Hotel ***** (15 minutes walking from the end of the running)

This hitel has a privileged situation, in a few minutes only of most of the sightseeings of the city (Acropolis and its Parthanon, theater of Dionysus), in the old town of Athens, the commercial district.
Among its 102 standard rooms, the third have a view on Acropolis !
You will benefit of its sauna, its massages and its spa.

Type of course : many small ups and downs, false flats
Number of participants : 9960 in 2011
Departure/Hours : Marathonas, Start Avenue at 09 AM
Arrival : Panathinakon Stadium
Time Limit : 08h00
Minimum age of runners : 18 years
Climatic conditions : 19°C
Benefits : big expo village for 03 days

COUNTRY : Greece
CURRENCY : Euro
FORMALITIES : Passport or ID valid
TIME DIFFERENCE : +1 hour

Venue

Athenes

137 SYNGROU AVENUE, Athenes , Greece

Details

  • Limits:
    43000 participants