38TH AUTHENTIC ATHENS MARATHON

SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2020


PRE-REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

“Authentic Marathon” in Athens follows the same route as the last Olympic Games in 2004. The start line of the race is from the village of Marathon to the northeast of Athen and the finish line in the Panathenaic stage where the first modern Olympics began in 1896.

This legendary 2,500-year-old marathon was originally only 40 km away. It was in 1921 that the distance of 42km195 became official. For his first participation in Athens in 2014, Kenyan Felix Kandie improved the race record by finishing in 2.10.37, while Lithuanian Rasa Drazdaoukaite keeps her record set in 2010 in 2.31.06.
In the 37th edition on November 10, 2019, Kenyan John Kipkorir Komen and Greek Eleftheria Petroulaki won. John Kipkorir Komen wins in 2h16’34” and Eleftheria Petroulaki wins in 2h45’50”.

Limite : 60 000 runners

Why choose this race?

A legendary course
The course that gave the race its name
A difficult technical race
The unique experience to enter, at the end of the race, in the Panathaic stadium
of Athens
Ideal weather conditions
An incredible organization with many events around the city and race track
60,000 runners and 80,000 spectators
Possibility of races for all levels (42, 10 and 5 km)

Marathon starts in :

Program example 4 days/ 3 nights

(This is an example of an organised stay. We offer our runners personalized stays, so you can choose your arrival and departure days, type of pension…)

Arrival at Athens airport and transfer to your hotel (45 minutes transfer time).

Installation, night at the hotel of your choice.

Breakfast. Free day or 10 km race or optional excursion to Athens City Centre – Amalias Ave. (at National Gardens Entrance).

17h00 am: Start of the 10 km race from Amalias Ave. in front of the Megaron de Bodosakis
19h00: End of the race at the Panthenaic stadium

Night at the hotel of your choice.

Excursion example:

  • Athens city tour in ½ day (with French professional guide)
  • Panoramic Tour including the Temple of Zeus,
  • the Arch of Adrian,
  • the Parliament,
  • the Presidential Residence,
  • the Academy,
  • the University,
  • the National Library,
  • Omonia Square and the Panathenica Stadium where the modern 1st Olympic Games took place.

Visit of the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, an impressive glass building, perfectly highlighting the collection of objects from the excavations of the Acropolis site.

Breakfast early in the morning

For the Marathon Classique 42 km

  • 06h30 am: Private transfer by bus to the starting point of the race – city of Marathon –
  • 09h00 am: Start of the race
  • 17h30 pm: End of the race at the Panathenaïque stadium

For the 5 km route

  • 07h30 am: Transfer to the starting point of the race at the Panathenic Stadium in Athens City Center- Amalia Ave. (Entrance to the National Garden).
  • 08h15 am: Start of the 5km race
  • 10h00 am: End of the race at the Panathenaïque stadium

Night at the hotel of your choice.

Breakfast. Airport transfer according to your flight.

Optional, with extra charge:
Buffet PASTA PARTY – SATURDAY EVENING at the hotel HERODION 4*: Pasta in buffet form.
Raw vegetables/salads, choice of pasta with different sauces, dessert. Price per person: 25 €.

Other optional excursions, please contact us : CAPE SOUNION (1/2 day by bus), DELPHI, ARGOLIDE, Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio, Epirus (full bus day).

Do not hesitate to contact us for a personalized quote!

Our offers

  • Hôtel Plaka 3*
  • Hôtel Amalia 4*
  • Hôtel Royal Olympics 5*

PRICE FROM: 415 € per person, base double room

Located near Syntagma Square (the most central of Athens), 20mn walk from the Panathenoic Stadium.
Site: www.plakahotel.gr

The price includes:

  • 1-3 nights base double room and breakfasts
  • Transfer of riders on 8/11 to the starting point of the race (Marathon) by bus
  •  Complete kit for the maraton > bib, timekeeping chip incorporated, commemorative medal, water supply, juice, medical service during and after the race, certificate of participation with the final and intermediate time of the runner, sports bag, T-Shirt, accident insurance during the race (ERGO Company).

Not included:

  • Transport to Athens, airport/hotel/airport transfers, delivery race-bib, Greek tourism tax ti be paid at the hotel (5* =about 4€ per room, per night, 4* =about 3€ per room, per night, 3*= about 1.50€ per room per night).
  • Cancellation/assistance/repatriation/luggage insurances (contact us).
  • The supplement ‘Pasta dinner’ on 7/11/20 (not private) at the HERODION hotel: 25 € per person

Prices subject to availability at the time of booking.

Prices for accompanying persons, other length of stay and related sercives (excursions, transfers, please contact us).
Other hotels can be offered: contact us

PRICE FROM: 529 € per person, base double room

Located in Syntagma Square (the most central place in Athens), close to the Zappeio Garden, 10 mn walk from the Panathena Stadium.
Site: https://amaliahotelathens.gr/

The price includes:

  • 1-3 nights base double room and breakfasts
  • Transfer of riders on 8/11 to the starting point of the race (Marathon) by bus
  • Complete kit for the maraton > bib, timekeeping chip incorporated, commemorative medal, water supply, juice, medical service during and after the race, certificate of participation with the final and intermediate time of the runner, sports bag, T-Shirt, accident insurance during the race (ERGO Company).

Not included:

  • Transport to Athens, airport/hotel/airport transfers, delivery race-bib, Greek tourism tax ti be paid at the hotel (5* =about 4€ per room, per night, 4* =about 3€ per room, per night, 3*= about 1.50€ per room per night).
  • Cancellation/assistance/repatriation/luggage insurances (contact us).
  • The supplement ‘Pasta dinner’ on 7/11/20 (not private) at the HERODION hotel: 25 € per person

Prices subject to availability at the time of booking.

Prices for accompanying persons, other length of stay and related sercives (excursions, transfers, please contact us).

Other hotels can be offered: contact us

PRICE FROM: 549 € per person, base double room

Located 5mn walk from the Panathenaïque stadium.

Site : www.royalolympic.com

The price includes:

  • 1-3 nights base double room and breakfasts
  • Transfer of riders on 8/11 to the starting point of the race (Marathon) by bus
  • Complete kit for the maraton > bib, timekeeping chip incorporated, commemorative medal, water supply, juice, medical service during and after the race, certificate of participation with the final and intermediate time of the runner, sports bag, T-Shirt, accident insurance during the race (ERGO Company).

Not included:

  • Transport to Athens, airport/hotel/airport transfers,
  • delivery race-bib,
  • Greek tourism tax to be paid at the hotel (5* =about 4€ per room, per night, 4* =about 3€ per room, per night, 3*= about 1.50€ per room per night).
  • Cancellation/assistance/repatriation/luggage insurances (contact us).
  • The supplement ‘Pasta dinner’ on 7/11/20 (not private) at the HERODION hotel: 25 € per person

Prices subject to availability at the time of booking.

Prices for accompanying persons, other length of stay and related sercives (excursions, transfers, please contact us).
Other hotels can be offered: contact us

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