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Athens Classic Marathon - 10th November 2024 (ACM1024)

Athens Classic Marathon - 10th November 2024

Athens Classic Marathon - 10th November 2024 (ACM1024)

Country Visited: Greece
Days Distance Race Type Minimum Age Price from Style
4 42.2 Runacations & Adventure 16 41500 Self-Guided
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The Athens Classic Marathon is one of the most historic and prestigious marathons in the world. It is held annually in Athens, Greece, and commemorates the legendary run of the soldier Pheidippides, who is said to have run from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of victory over the Persians in 490 BC.

The race covers a distance of 42.195 kilometers, starting in the town of Marathon and finishing at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, which was the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The course follows the same route as Pheidippides, passing through the beautiful Greek countryside and finishing with a lap of the historic stadium.

The Athens Classic Marathon attracts thousands of runners from all over the world every year and is known for its challenging course and historic significance. It is a truly unique and unforgettable experience for anyone who loves running or history.


  • A well-rated 3-star hotel with all amenities just 1 Km away from the finish point
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Guided tour of the Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum
  • Official Athens Marathon T-shirt

  • Detailed Travel Documents 

  • 24/7 emergency support


Day 1
Friday Open or Close

After arrival in Athens, make your way to the hotel. You can request a transfer or follow our detailed travel documents to find your way to the accommodation. Please visit the expo today to collect your bib for the race, rest of the day is on Leisure to explore on your own.

Meals: None

Day 2
Saturday Open or Close

Today head on a fully guided tour that has been planned for you, Embark on a walking tour of Athens' ancient history. Follow an archaeologist, hearing tales that bring the Greece of antiquity to life as you visit the monuments of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.

Meet your licensed tour guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments.
Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts.
Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatregoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theatre is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace at an Asclepius, a healing temple that honoured the god of medicine Asclepius, before the Parthenon. Wander around the temple to learn about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena. Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (at own expense) in the cafe.
Ranked one of the top 5 museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Sunday Open or Close

Today is race day!
Make your way to the race start point and enjoy your run!

The race is as much a challenge as it is an enjoyable adventure. Enjoy the energy of the event as you run this international race. The evening is free to celebrate your accomplishments.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Monday Open or Close

Please make your way to the airport to catch your flight back home, Fancy a longer extension tour? please get in touch with us or watch this space for updates shortly...

Meals: Breakfast



The Plaka Hotel 3*
Enjoy all the amenities that you expect as a runner and traveller. You will be a 2-minute walk from the nearest metro station, an 11-minute walk from the Parthenon and a 14-minute walk from the Acropolis Museum. The rooms offer Wi-Fi, and minifridges so you can stock up for race day.


Hotel Plaka has a prestigious location in Athens’ historic centre. It is just 5 minutes walk from Syntagma Square and 2 blocks from Monastiraki Metro Station.

The central hotel offers a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Acropolis and across Athens. The 24-hour reception can help you with travel services in Greece and organize day trips around Athens.

The elegantly decorated guest rooms at Hotel Plaka include a minibar, safe, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Most rooms have balcony with views to the Acropolis, Plaka or Lycabetus hill.

A rich American breakfast buffet and a Greek breakfast are served each morning between 07:00 and 10:00.

Guests have at their disposal a communal computer free of charge, as well as free Wi-Fi. Reception staff can provide information on restaurants, excursions and transportation.

Plaka Hotel is strategically located for visiting the Acropolis Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Monastiraki flea market and Ermou shopping district.

The guests particularly loved the location of this hotel!



  • 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.

Booking Conditions

To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of INR 25,000 per person is to be paid.
Full payment is due before 01st August 2024


Cancellation period                                                                            Charge
Cancel on or before 01st August 2024                                            INR.15,000
Cancel on or after 02nd  August 2024                                             100% cancellation.

Before You Go

Things you need to know


The first 4 kilometers leading out of the town Marathon are downhill. The course is hilly and challenging from the 10th km till the 31st km. which is a mix of ascents and descents.

The ERGO Marathon EXPO will take place at the Faliro Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre.

The race starts with the first wave for 500 runners will start at 9:00 am. The next and last wave will be at 09.45 am with the same group size.  

The average temperature ranges between 10 and 20 degrees C.


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Dates & Prices

The Plaka Hotel, Athens (3 Star)  - 03 Nights / 04 Days 8th November 2024 - 11th November 2024

Per Person Twin Sharing (With Entry) Per Person on Single Room Basis (With Entry) Per Person Twin Sharing (Without Race Entry) Per Person on Single Room Basis (Without Race Entry
TBA TBA INR 40800 INR 75350
TBA TBA AED 2000 AED 3300





  •  Race Entry Costs are on actuals and are not included in this price. 
  •  5% GST and 5% TCS are additional with INR prices. Credit card surcharge applicable at 3%
  • *Plakka Hotel only offers double bedded rooms. Beds cannot be separated. 

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    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

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    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

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    Network with like-minded
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