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.