The Coastal Town of Marathon - Attica

Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Town of Marathon



It is afternoon and we are out to do some exploring.



Approximately 12 kms from Nea Makri we come to Marathonas. The drive out here this afternoon is because I want to be aware of what to expect when I return again soon.



Lovely Seafood restaurants, several traditional and cosy taverns and modern beach bars beautify the seafront in the town and just behind the crowded sandy beach stretches out for miles extending out to the beach of Schinias on the northern edge of the Bay  backed by a famous strand of pine forest.  In reality the whole of this coast along the Marathon Bay is basically one long beach.  In some areas beach facilities are available for anyone who wants to use them but sun beds and umbrellas are quite expensive I can tell. 



Getting Here:

Orange KTEL buses run from Pedio of Areos (central Athens).

The cost is 3.70 euros and the trip lasts 90 minutes.

Links: info@ktelattikis.gr    tickets@ktelattikis.gr

Address: Patision 68, Kotsika 2, Athens 104 34, Fax 210 88  08 000

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Now besides my photos, I have for you a couple of other links about the town of Marathon and the Archaeological Museum.

 Marathon:

The Archaeological Museum of Marathon has a very interesting collection of ancient artifacts found in this general area including many relating to the 2490 BC Battle of Marathon. There are also some partly excavated burial chambers. The Archaeological Museum of Marathon:
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Anne on

I Love sea food
And the beaches look nice
You really do get around

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