Marathon Run Museum
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Marathon Run Museum

Marathon Run Museum
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,953 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Finished this year race 42Km. and I am still amazed by the experience. It's totally addicting and gives you the goosebumps! I want to do it again. You should witness it on November.
Written 17 November 2018
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RMartinSDXB
Buenos Aires, Argentina1,661 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Marathonas its basically far away from everything you would like to see in Greece but if you are in the area this is one of the few things to see here. This museum would tell you the history of Marathon run and how important was for the Athens history.

The museum was interesting to see with some videos and statues but still I don't if it worth the day trip from Athens. I was around, so for me it wasn't a hassle to go. But if you consider to arrange a day trip to come here it would be a mistake in my opinion. Besides this museum and the Archaeological museum, there is not much to see. Its far away and in some sense, a little abandoned. The good thing is that you would not encounter touristic crowds and the entrance tickets are cheap.
Written 22 June 2014
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Amanda U
Aberdeen, UK159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We received a warm and friendly welcome from staff. We watched a short movie in English about the origins of the marathon which was very interesting and enlightening. There is lots of information to read around the museum and some interesting memorabilia.

At 2 euros per ticket this museum is well worth a visit.
Written 10 October 2019
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jackie m
Birmingham, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you think you have to be a Marathon runner to go here your wrong. Very interesting an excellent museum about the history of marathon running lots and lots to see a brilliant video plays in English charting the history right back to the start when a Greek soldier ran to Athens. We spent an hour there could have spent more time, it is only 2 euros to get in excellent value would have been happy to pay much more.
Written 25 June 2019
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Ibrahim D
Reading, UK366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
I would recommend visiting this place if you are ever in Marathon.
I got the bus down from Athens with my daughter to have a look around Marathon and found this museum. (unfortunately just as it was closing so we didn't have long to look around.
Be aware that it closes early, 3pm during the week and 2pm at weekends!
It does have an amazing collection of memorabilia from Olympic Marathon races from around the world (Olympic torches, posters, etc), well worth a visit!
Written 17 August 2018
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greekangels
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Small museum with interesting objects related to legendary marathon races held around the world. From maps to medals, from shoes to sponsors, everything.
Written 15 February 2017
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gspla
Potsdam, Germany201 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We went there with really high expectations – and we came back totally disillusioned. Marathon is a very small town and you could get the impression that nobody cares for any tourist attraction. For example: the starting point for the classic Greek marathon (a mid-size arena) was in a very bad condition, dirty and many paintings on the wall. The grass was brown, broken glass everywhere.
Additionally we tried the find the Marathon Museum – and we failed. The guideposts ended in the middle of nowhere – and nobody in town was able (or willing) to support. A bit frustrated we left the town to visit Lake Marathon. This lake is located round about 10 km in the north – beautiful situated like hundred even thousands of lake on earth– and: that´s it.
Bottom-Line: there are hundreds of better places in Athens and the suburbs.
Written 15 June 2016
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Pooja R
Navi Mumbai, India78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
If your family is very much into sports especially running then one has to visit this place. The history of marathon and it's athletes is really interesting.we even got the opportunity to meet The Rosa Moto a gold medalist of 1988 Olympics for marathon.
Written 21 May 2015
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Vernon S
Chelmsford, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
If your interested in running or the marathon in general this is a excellent place to visit , giving you the story where it all began and some very interesting stories and memorabilia. We spent so long here the staff at reception came and found us to see where we was !!! 👍🏻👍🏻
2 euros entry fee.
Written 14 August 2022
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Sara D
Agualva, Portugal43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The museum is small but very well packed. It takes you through the history of this run and its heroes. Lots of memorabilia and curiosities. And it shows that sometimes sports are more than leisure activities.
Written 6 September 2021
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