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Archaeological Museum of Marathon

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Vranas, Marathon 190 07, Greece
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a small museum that will take you anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour based on how much you read. I enjoyed it as an introduction to some of the Egyptian sculptures in Marathon.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

A small archaeological museum dedicated to the history of the Marathon plain with finds from local burials, rare statues of Egyptian gods, and the remains of the Marathon column marking the famous battle between the Athenians and the Persians. There are some very nice kouri...More

1  Thank lrgacd
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We cycled there from the coast and we loved this great little museum with fascinating displays. The staff then took us to the adjacent building protecting circle tombs belonging to an ancient cemetery. Surprisingly we were the only visitors at the time.

Thank benfavier
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I drove on some really dreadful roads through disreputable looking neighbourhoods to the Marathon Museum some 7 kms away from the mound. It proved to be a fascinating place because - there were the statues from the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods I saw some...More

2  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a little of the track but provides a wonderful view into days gone by. It is a kaleidoscope of short human stories. In 1969 when searching for water they discovered a cove which in turn led to a tomb. As a result...More

Thank McMillan46
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Museum takes 30 minutes, then definitely go outside to see the Tumulus from the middle hellenic cemetery. This is an actual dig site that has an elevated walkway that lets you tour it.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Small museum with a few pottery shards and vases; highlight is the Egyptian statues. Entry €3, takes about 30 min to walk round

1  Thank Bluecheese11
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stumbled upon this wonderful little museum and we are so glad we did. The curator Marilaina gave us a guided tour and we were enthralled by the amount of knowledge this lady had about the artifacts. She also brought us to the Tumulus on...More

Thank TravelSpirit19
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice newer looking museum with artifacts from nearby battlefields. Tells the story of the battle and shows the remains of the trophy that was erected. Also included is an excavation site that you can walk over.

Thank CTgirl66
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is really compact but really packed with beautifully presented local artefacts with clear explanations. It showcases so well the local history and wealth of culture which Marathon has to offer. Some artefacts were excavated during the oreparations for the olympic rowing centre nearby.

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