Athens Classic Marathon (MAT01)

Country Visited: Greece
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In 490 BC Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens to announce the Athenian victory over the invading Persians. And this race allows you to run in his footsteps. The current course starts in the village of Marathon and traces the route used for the 1st modern Olympics and the 2004 Olympics, passing the Tomb of Marathon where the Athenians soldiers who lost their lives in this historic battle are buried. It finishes inside the Panathinaikon Stadium built for the first modern Olympics in 1896. There is also a 10K that starts outside the stadium and a 5K. All of the races finish inside the classic marble stadium.


Day 1
Fri, November 11 Open or Close

After arrival at Athens, make your way to the hotel. Make sure you arrive well in advance so that you have the time to visit the expo as well.
Meals: None

Day 2
Sat, November 12 Open or Close

After breakfast, there is time to explore the city of Athens for those who are interested. In case you missed the expo on the previous day, you can visit it today.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Sun, November 13 Open or Close

Today is race day. Enjoy the energy of the event as you run this international race.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Mon, November 14 Open or Close

After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens, visiting the Greek parliament,the Monument and reach the Acropolis where you will begin your ascent while taking in the spectacular views of the city below.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Tue, November 15 Open or Close

Depart on your own to the airport or maybe even better extend your trip and visit more of Greece.
Meal: Breakfast


Dates & Prices


Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Four nights accommodation including breakfast 
  • Athens half-day city tour.
  • One way transfer to Marathon village on race day (arranged by race organizers).
  • Includes guaranteed race entry.
  • Surprise Welcome Gift for all runners. 


  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.


The course is hilly and challenging from the 14th km till the 32nd km till the last 10 kms. which is mostly a gradual downhill. The race starts at 9 a.m and the average temperature ranges between 10 and 20 degrees C. We can offer guaranteed late entry – please check with us on prices. November being is off-season, islands of Mykonos and Santorini may be closed but there is plenty else in Greece to explore.

Terms & Conditions

A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of  Euro 185 is required to confirm services. Full payment is due before 31st August 2014. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Entry fees are non-refundable. All runners must be 18 years or older on race day. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change depending on the exchange rate. The Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply.


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