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Marathon Battlefield Half Day Private Tour from Athens

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US$ 53.07
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    This tour addresses the lovers of the ancient Greek battles, those who want to see with their own eyes, a major battlefield of the Persian wars, the plain of Marathon. From Athens, we will drive towards the sacred plane of Marathon through the Attica highway and Marathon Avenue where the original Marathon race passes from, and you can see signs that count each kilometer. Later we will reach the Tumulus of Athenians; the site represents the courage, bravery and finally the victory of the Athenians against the Persians in 480BC. Also, you will visit the Marathon Battlefield and Archeological Museum of Marathon and a prehistoric cemetery that presents proof of the first civilized presence.

    From there we will drive by the city of Marathon. Before leaving for Athens we will make our last stop at the lake of Marathon on the slopes of Mt Penteli, an artificial lake functioning still today as the main water reservoir for Athens. Apart from the magnificent view, you will be able to see the Marathon Dam, a miracle of engineering and the only one in the world made entirely of Pentelic marble (the king of marble, used for the Parthenon, on Acropolis Hill). Moreover, at the bottom, you will see an excellent modern replica of the treasury of the Athenians located initially in the sanctuary of Delphi. On our return trip, we will stop to enjoy a relaxing, traditional Greek lunch. And to conclude we will drive back to Athens.
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