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A quick visit

Unfortunately due to time constraints we never got to visit the burial mound itself. Instead we had... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Bradley7545
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Historic Battlefield

Walking through this ancient battlefield dredges up ghosts of the past, especially if you are... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
RodMcLeod
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San Francisco, California
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5 Oct 2016
“Historic Battlefield”
8 Aug 2017
“A quick visit”
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Vranas, Marathon, Greece

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately due to time constraints we never got to visit the burial mound itself. Instead we had a quick cycle around the perimeter which allowed us to see and appreciate the mound and get some photos. Worth a visit if you are in the area...More

Thank Bradley7545
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Walking through this ancient battlefield dredges up ghosts of the past, especially if you are somewhat familiar with Greek history. It is a place to visit if you have the interest, Also worth driving around to in the area are the Trophy of Marathon (a...More

1  Thank RodMcLeod
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Was hard finding the place due to the lack of proper signage, but once there, it was definitely worth the effort. The tickets we purchased at the museum also included entry here.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I took a regional bus from Victoria Square in Athens to Marathon, which cost €3.7, and lasted from 10-11:30 a.m., including numerous stops. The battlefield and the museum are not far from each other if one can make a bee line, but unlucky tourists have...More

3  Thank abuben
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I traveled to Marathon mainly to see the battlefield and surrounding area. The grave of the dead Athenians is sad mainly for the lack of attention and care to this iconic site of the first defeat of the Persians. I don't think many people including...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Marathon is out of your way if you are visiting Athens. I would not suggest it if you are visiting Athens for just a couple of days. If you are a resident though, you definitely need to see the Museum. The exhibits include neolithic findings,...More

Thank MarSahMarSah
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Marathon is a small village close to the sea, about 50km from Athens. The area was the stage of the first encounter on the Greek mainland between the Persians and the Greeks. It was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia to conquer Greece...More

3  Thank Luiz R
Reviewed 6 July 2011

We visited the Marathon battlefield and associated museum our first day in Greece. The museum is a bit tricky to find, located off the main road to Marathon which was itself a bit of a problematic journey from the airport. Signage is adequate but not...More

8  Thank midway42
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