It is one of the most historic boroughs of Greece worldwide. He became known by the eponymous battle in September 490 BC between Athens (Plataea) and Persians.

The Battle of Marathon (Greek: Μάχη τοῦ Μαραθῶνος, Machē tou Marathōnos) took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. The battle was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece. The Greek army decisively defeated the more numerous Persians, marking a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars. The Battle of Marathon was a watershed in the Greco-Persian wars, showing the Greeks that the Persians could be beaten; the eventual Greek triumph in these wars can be seen to begin at Marathon. The battle also showed the Greeks that they were able to win battles without the Spartans, as they had heavily relied on Sparta previously. This win was largely due to the Athenians, and Marathon raised Greek esteem of them. (Source Wiki)

 Places you will visit:

  • Marathon tumulus - Battlefield of Marathon



Thermopylae is a place in Greece where a narrow coastal passage existed in antiquity. It derives its name from its hot sulphur springs.The Hot Gates is "the place of hot springs" and in Greek mythology it is the cavernous entrances to Hades".
Thermopylae is world-famous for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces including the Spartans and the Persian forces, commemorated by Simonides in the famous epitaph, "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,/That here obedient to their laws we lie." Thermopylae is the only land route large enough to bear any significant traffic between Lokris and Thessaly. This passage from north to south along the east coast of the Balkan peninsula requires use of the pass and for this reason Thermopylae has been the site of several battles.


Platea was an ancient city, located in Greece in southeastern Boeotia, south of Thebes.[1] It was the location of the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC, in which an alliance of Greek city-states defeated the Persians.Plataea was destroyed in the Peloponnesian War by Thebes and Sparta in 427 BC and rebuilt in 386 BC. The modern Greek town of Plataies is built near its ruins. Plataies (Greek: Πλαταιές) is a village and a former municipality in Boeotia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Thebes, of which it is a municipal unit.

Tour description:

Heading South from Athens and passing from Mesogeia to see the Tomb of Marathon, where it was held and the famous battle of Marathon in 490 BCE between the Greeks and Persians.
After 2 hours we are led at Thermopylae. Where 300 Spartans stopped the invasion of Persians and fell bravely in battlefield polemontas vs 70.000-300.000 Persians under Xerxes ' orders. There you can see the statue of Leonidas.

Then we head at Plataea where took place the battle of plataea during the second Persian invasion of Greece.

Back to Athens aftera10-hourtour.

Indicative programme: (It can be configured in accordance with your own preferences).

09:00: Departure from Athens from your Hotel.

10.00: Arrival in tomb of marathon (half hour tour)

12.00: Arrival at Thermopylae (one hour tour)

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Arrival at Plataea (an hour tour)

17.00: Back to Athens.

Note that photography is permitted throughout the tour. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen (during summer months) are also recommended.

Booking - Prices:

Prices vary according to the number of people involved and the car used.
Indicative for three to four people with Mercedes A/C sedan car/taxi the price starts from 220 €.

Important information:

* When driving inside the vehicle, the guides provide comments only when it is safe. Your safety is our first priority.
* Greece has strict laws and regulations concerning tours to archaeological sites. For this reason, our guides can offer comments about sites only in the vehicle and always outside of archaeological sites.
* Only licensed guides can accompany you or guide you to the sites you visit. If you want to have a personal tour guide please include it with your request and we can hire one.
* Drivers will leave you as close as is permitted in the places of visit and according to the laws of movement of Greece. We will be waiting for you at the same point for departure.
* Prices include all taxes, fuel, insurance and parking fees. Does not include tickets to archaeological sites and museums as well as food expenses and gratuities.

* Payment methods: 

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