Run through History on a Marathon, Vravrona, and Cape Sounion Odyssey!
We will pick you up from the port, airport or your hotel and start our tour.
Marathon Burial Mound
Temple of Artemis
Temple of Poseidon
End of Tour
We will return you to the pick up point or prearranged destination.
Important information about your private tour
**Please note that all our licensed tour drivers are fully knowledgeable of the history of each monument in your tour's itinerary. However, by law licensed tour drivers are forbidden to enter any archaeological site and conduct tours. Only licensed tour guides are allowed to conduct guided tours on the archaeological site itself. Upon your request, a licensed tour guide can be booked for you at the archaeological site of your choice at an extra cost.
Unearth the lesser-known gems of Greece on this whirlwind day tour. Get ready to walk in the footsteps of Marathon runners, be mesmerized by ancient pottery, and watch the sun dip into the Saronic Gulf from atop a temple ruin. This day is a hearty blend of history, nature, and culture, curated for the insatiable wanderer in you.
Stride Like a Marathon Runner
We kick things off by cruising along the very road used during the iconic Marathon events—a fitting way to dial into the heroic spirit of the ancients. With Athens receding in the rearview mirror, 42 kilometers later, you'll find yourself standing at the birthplace of the modern Marathon. The energy is palpable, even if you're not lacing up your running shoes.
The Lore and Relics of Marathon
From the Marathon start line, we meander just a few kilometers across lush farmland to explore one of Attica's hidden gems—the Museum of Marathon. It’s a treasure trove of artefacts and stories that flesh out the fascinating tale of the Marathon battle. Next up, the Marathon Tumuli, or burial mounds. Particularly stirring is the mound erected for the 192 Athenian warriors who defied the odds to defeat a vastly larger Persian force in 490 B.C. Their valor is literally set in stone, and you’ll stand right next to it.
Farmland Views & Flavors
As we continue on, keep an eye out for the farmland flanking the road. The land here is bountiful—thick with fig and pistachio trees, a silent nod to Greece's agricultural heritage.
Vravrona: Where Ceramics Come Alive
We switch gears and head to Vravrona. This ancient site is a playground for ceramic and pottery enthusiasts. The museum here is spellbinding, offering an up-close look at intricate ceramics that tell stories as vivid as any modern medium. Oh, and did I mention the Temple of Artemis? You'll see that too, a testament to time, craftsmanship, and mythological wonder.
Cape Sounion: A Sunset Fit for the Gods
Last but not least, we motor to Cape Sounion. The ancient Temple of Poseidon, dating back to 444 B.C., crowns a rocky bluff overlooking the sea. If you've been chasing the perfect sunset, this is where you'll find it. Words barely do justice to the golden hues that dance across the sky and sea.
Before you bid adieu to this enchanting day, consider capping it off at a nearby taverna. Overlooking the cerulean waves of the Saronic Gulf, it’s the perfect spot for a meal. Whether it's fresh seafood or classic Greek fare, the setting makes it all taste even better.