Marathon - Thermopylae/ Herodotus History private day tour (8 hours)

We visit Marathon & Thermopylae as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy the history, scenery & photography.

If you want to see most of Marathon & Thermopylae, then we suggest to combine both sites in a full day tour. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we will view the sites from all different angles.
The day starts with a convenient pickup and takes you to the Marathon battle fields, Athenian Tomb, Marathon Bay & Museum. Next we drive via Marathon lake to Thermopylae. Visit the battle fields & King Leonidas Monument, Kolonos hill, Hot springs (Therms) & Interactive Museum.

This is a tour strictly to see the battlefields and the scenery (drive via mountains & coast), there are few ancient ruins to see. Finish the day with a lunch or dinner in front the sea.

You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info.

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
    • Private Transportation includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees)
    • WiFi on board
    • Bottled water
    • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) for the day
    • Pick up / Drop off, from/to your hotel/apartment in Athens, Piraeus. Or request another location
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Marathon
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees to sites & museums: Marathon - Thermopylae - Winter 6€ / Summer 9€
    • Licensed Archaeologist guide (up prior request & depends availability)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Marathon Tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Thermopylae Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Marathon Tomb, Marathon 190 07 Greece

    Visit Marathon battle fields and read the amazing history that is captured by the location and the burial mound, fill the area with a unique meaning. This 10m-high tumulus, or burial mound, sits 1km west of Marathon bay.
    Ticket: 6€ Reduced: 3€

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Schinias 190 07, Greece

    These battle fields become, one of the most popular coastal resorts in Attica located 45 km north east of Athens. Marathon bay or Schinias has a great reputation for its crystalline waters and the comfortable facilities.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Marathon, Vranas, Marathon 190 07 Greece

    5 km from Marathon bay, this excellent museum displays local discoveries from various periods, including Neolithic pottery from the Cave of Pan and finds from the Tomb of the Athenians.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Αφετηρία Μαραθώνιας Διαδρομής, Leof. Marathonos, Marathonas 190 07, Greece

    The Athens Marathon is like no other on Earth. Staring line is in Marathon modern town and the finish line is in Athens’ magnificent Olympic Stadium, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Marathon Lake, Marathon Greece

    Lake Marathon is a water supply reservoir formed from the construction of Marathon Dam at the junction of Charadros and Varnavas Torrents near the town of Marathon, Greece. It was the primary water supply for Athens from 1931, when it became operational, until 1959. In 1959 water from Lake Yliki became available.

    Stop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae Greece

    Thermopylae is world-famous for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces (notably the Spartans) and the invading Persian forces, commemorated by Simonides in the famous epitaph, "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here obedient to their laws we lie. This passage from north to south along the east coast of Greek peninsula requires use of the pass and for this reason Thermopylae has been the site of several battles.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Thermopylae Museum, Thermopylae Greece

    Next to the monument of Leonidas, in the historic Thermopylae, lies the innovative museum, dedicated to the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history. Ticket 3€

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Loutra Thermopilon, Lamia 350 09 Greece

    The baths of Thermopylae is known for the battle of Thermopylae between the Greeks and Persians in 480 b.C. The Hot Gates is "the place of hot springs" and in Greek mythology it is the cavernous entrances to Hades.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kamena Vourla, Kamena Vourla, Phthiotis Region, Central Greece

    On our return to Athens we will stop at Kamena Vourla. Coastal town is located on the south coast of the Malian Gulf, 4 km west of Cape Knimis, which separates the Malian Gulf from the North Euboean Gulf.
    After World War II, Kamena Vourla was transformed into a tourist attraction and now It's the most known resort in Central Greece well organized with lots of high quality services for our visitors. Situated in the middle of Greece is the perfect destination right on the beach with a lot of alternatives. Time for lunch or dinner (optional)

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For Private Tours: Traveler pickup/drop off is offered from/to your hotel/apartment in Athens center or Piraeus Port, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return.We recommend that the tour starts at 8.00 am or earlier in summer timeIf for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs.Please do not hesitate to request another pick up/ drop off location (for Athens airport, an extra charge is applicable for toll roads & distance 35 km)
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Bookings: You have the flexibility of two options! Full payment or a Deposit (Pay deposit 50%) - Reserve the tour at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay) with a deposit 50% at the time of booking. The remaining 50% will be payable at the beginning of your tour in cash to your driver/ tour leader.
    • This is a tour strictly to see the battlefields and the scenery (drive via mountains and next to coast), there are few ancient ruins to see. Your driver has a deep knowledge of Greek Persian Wars History and he will provide you with many historical details.
    • You Have the options of 3 different Vehicles types: Sedan up to 3 adults or family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids - up to 12 years old free) - Minivan ( from 1 to 7 persons - 2 kids/ up to 12 years old free ) - Minibus ( from 1 to 14 persons - 2 kids/ up to 12 years old free). Price varies by Group Size or Vehicle type.
    • Your tour is private, flexible & available from Athens. However we only request to have in mind the agreed hours. If you would like to extend the trip, please make a fair arrangement with your driver/tour leader.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by GREECE TAXI

Activity ID: V-123525P11

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