Marathon and Thermopylae Battlefields Private Day Tour from Athens

Duration
9 hours
Language
English

This unique tour was designed for those interested in ancient Greek battles and wanting to discover two significant Persian War battlefields! 

Highlights

  • Marathon Tomb

  • Archaeological Museum of Marathon

  • Marathon Beach

  • Marathon Lake

  • Historical Information Center Thermopylon

  • Leonidas Monument Thermopyles

  • Battlefield of Thermopylae

  • Thermopylae Springs

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Driver (guide)

  • Private transportation

  • Bottled water

Please note: The price is indicated per group of 1-3 people. The driver is not licensed to accompany you on any site. You can request the guide for an additional price of €250.

We honor the brave souls who gave their lives for our freedom on one of our most memorable trips. We made this tour for people who want to learn about ancient Greek warfare and see the most famous battlefield from the Persian Wars. We will reach the holy ground of the Marathon from Athens via the Attic Highway and Marathon Avenue. Signs marking off each kilometer reveal the route of the first ever marathon. The Athenians' Tumulus, where they celebrated their 490 B.C. triumph over the Persians with much fanfare, comes up next. We will also visit the prehistoric cemetery at Marathon, which attests to the early signs of civilization in the area, and the battlefield where the Battle of Marathon took place.

The Persians made their camp on Marathon Bay. Last but not least, we'll make our way to Marathon Lake, which is nestled into the base of Mount Penteli, after passing through the modern-day town of Marathon. Once Athens' primary reservoir, this man-made lake is surrounded by a massive early 20th-century mechanical structure: its dam. Then we'll hop back on the jet and head to Thermopylae. King Leonidas and his 300 brave Spartans heroically challenged the Persian army here, ten years after the Battle of Marathon. The history museum will be showing an educational 3D film.

You'll feel like you've taken a time machine back to when brave men and women fought for independence from an alien invader. The last stop is the statue of Leonidas, which is located just across from Kolonos Hill, where the brave Spartans gave their last stand. Experience the battlefield where the Thermopylae Gate was defended, and have a memorable walk around the hot springs! You will head back to Athens after a seaside lunch.

Dimitra
With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Athens, Greece
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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$419.69 / group