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Marathon, Thermopylae, Plataea, Salamis: Historical Private Tour (max 11 hours)

We visit Historical Battle fields as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy the history & scenery.
If you want to see most of Herodotus History Greek Persian Wars, then combine all battle fields in a full day tour.

The tour starts with convenient pickup and takes you to Marathon fields, Tomb, & museum. Continue via Marathon lake to Thermopylae. Visit battle fields, Leonidas Memorial, Kolonos hill, Hot springs & Museum. Next to Thebes, visit a Unique Museum. Nearby visit Plataea Acropolis, Battle fields & Kargathia Spring. Drive via Mount Kithaeron, pass by Elefsina port to Perama. See the narrow sea passage between mainland and Salamis island.

This is a tour strictly to see the battlefields, museums and the scenery (drive via mountains), there are few ancient ruins to see.

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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11 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
    • Bottled water
    • Private Transportation includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees)
    • WiFi on board
    • Pick up / Drop off, from/to your hotel/apartment in Athens, Piraeus. Or request another location
    • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with deep knowledge of History) for the day
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Marathon
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees to sites & museums. Marathon - Thermopylae - Thebes: Winter 9€ / Summer 15€
    • Licensed Archaeologist guide (up prior request). In our opinion you do not need for this tour
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Marathon Tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Thermopylae Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Thebes
  • 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 burial mound, sits 1km west of Marathon beach.
    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 40 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. 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: Archaeological Museum of Thebes, Threpsiadou 1 Plateia Keramopoulou, Thiva 33200 Greece

    Drive via Thebes and visit the Archaeological Museum. One of the most important museums of Greece since some of its collections are rare or unique. The exhibits originate from excavations all around Boeotia and cover a long chronological period spanning from the Palaeolithic to the Post Byzantine periods. General/summer admission: 6 € Reduced/ winter admission: 3 €

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Plataea, Plataea, Boeotia Region, Central Greece

    We visit the battle fields in Plataea and we travel back in time 479 BC. We see Gargathia spring, which was the place of the beginning of this Battle.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Kithairon, Plataies 322 00, Greece

    Drive via Mount Cithaeron, Eleutherai, on the old Athens-Thebes National Road, north of the Villia junction, encompasses part of the lowland and rocky hill, where the ancient fortress, known as Gyftokastro, stands. Eleutherai was allegedly the birthplace of Dionysus, who founded the homonym city and was thus called Dionysus Eleuthereus. Originally a Boeotian city, Eleutherai went over to Athens in the sixth century BC. The cult statue of Dionysus Eleuthereus was reportedly moved from Eleutherai to Athens on Peisistratus' orders, leading to the establishment of the homonym sanctuary on the south slope of the Acropolis. Strategically located on the borderline of the Athenian territory, with control over the narrow passage between Athens and Thebes and overlooking the plain of Oinoe, Eleutherai was part of the Athenian defense network in the fourth century BC. Next we pass by Elefsina (seaside) and follow the coastal road to Piraeus & Perama

    Stop At: Ferry Port of Perama, Leof. Dimokratias 1, Perama 188 63, Greece

    Is a port city and part of Athens urban area and Piraeus regional unit. It lies on the southwest edge of the Aegaleo mountains, on the Saronic Gulf coast.
    The name Perama comes from the Greek word "perasma" which means "passage".

    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 this tour starts at 7.30 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
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a tour strictly to see the battlefields and the scenery (drive via mountains), 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.
    • 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-123525P12

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