Run the Original Historical Course

Marathon, 10k and 5k

November 8th, 2015

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Additional Race support:

All of our packages include; race entry, entry fee and processing, transportation to and from the Expo, transportation to the start, transportation from the finish back to our hotel, pre-race orientation with review of all details about the race, our own sweep vehicles, our own support station at the half, additional snacks and refreshments at the half and the finish.

12 Day / 11 Night Tour:

If you want to truly experience the magic and antiquity of Greece and the Marathon, this is the choice for you. You'll be headquartered in the Aegean resort community of Vouliagmeni. Daily runs by the ocean. Lots of sightseeing, guided tours and Apostolos'superb runner support at the Marathon.

6 Day / 5 Night Tour:

A shorter version of the above, for those who have limited time.

TOUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE

The reason for this is to offer you maximum flexibility.

Apostolos Greek Tours, Inc. is not a travel agency but a tour operator specializing in the Athens Marathon since 1994.

FOR AIRFARE AND TRAVEL INSURANCE,PLEASE CONTACT:
*Tia Bielenberg, who is affiliated with Allure Travel, located here in Colorado. Tia can be reached on her direct line, 720-842-0282, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm MST.

Disclaimer * Tia Bielenberg and Allure Travel are separate entities from Apostolos Greek Tours, Inc. They are independent agents that Apostolos Greek Tours, Inc. is referring its travelers for assistance regarding airline ticketing and travel insurance.



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Athens Half Marathon

12 Day Tour Itinerary

Here is what you get:

Our 12 day tour package is happily filled for this November's Athens Marathon.

DAY 1 (Wednesday, November 4)

  • Travel to Athens from your home city.
  • Airfare not included 

DAY 2 (Thursday, November 5)

  • Arrive in Athens.
  • Our staff will meet arrivals on Nov 5th, 10am through 7pm and provide hotel transfers. We will assist those arriving outside of those times with a private taxi or regular taxi at an extra cost (private taxi 45 euros, regular taxi: 30 euros. After midnight 10Euros extra. )
  • Staff introductions and orientation. Beverages and hors-d'oeuvres served

DAY 3 (Friday, November 6)

  • 7:00 am. The day begins with an early morning 30-minute run followed by a buffet breakfast (included).
  • 8:30 am: City tour of Athens and the Acropolis.
  • Lunch on your own in one of the sidewalk cafes in the Plaka. Our guide will escort you.
  • Marathon Expo.
  • 6:00 pm. Return to our hotel.
  • Evening free.

DAY 4 (Saturday, November 7)

  • Buffet breakfast, but no early run.
  • Morning: leave for Sounion, temple of Posseidon. It dates back to 1,200 BC as described in Homer's Iliad in the Trojan wars.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • 3:00 p.m. Race day orientation, followed by questions and answers
  • 6:00 p.m. Pasta Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 5 (Sunday, November 8)

  • RACE DAY!
  • After a lite breakfast (included), we'll leave for the starting line in plush, chartered buses. All the pre-race details are taken care of so you can save your energy to run the Marathon, not use it up getting there! We'll depart from the hotel at 7:00 AM
  • The Marathon starts at 9:00 am. May the spirit of Pheidippides run with you.
  • We provide our own sweep vehicle and track each of our runners
  • We also provide our own aid station at the half and at the finish.
  • After the race, we'll enjoy a gala awards banquet and party at the hotel. A local D. J. and Greek folk dancers will be on hand to set the tone.

DAY 6 (Monday, November 9)

  • Sleep late and enjoy a lazy morning. Buffet breakfast (included) at the hotel.
  • Late morning we will visit the Ancient Agora of Athens (next to the Acropolis). We will see the Theseion, the best preserved building of ancient Athens and the Agora Museum.
  • Lunch on your own at one of the Plaka sidewalk cafes.
  • 5:00pm Return to the hotel
  • Free evening to relax, or perhaps enjoy a stroll on the beach.

DAY 7 (Tuesday, November 10)

  • Buffet breakfast (included).
  • 6:45 am: Then most of us will depart for a cruise to three Agean Islands-Hydra, Poros and Aegina. Those who chose to skip the cruise can enjoy a day of sightseeing in Athens. (The cruise is optional and not included in the basic tour package.)
  • Optional One Day, Three Island Cruise to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina
  • Details for Optional One Day, Three Island Cruise:
    This optional 3 island tour has three ports of call: Hydra, a picturesque Aegean harbor unspoiled by motor vehicle. Poros, with its narrow streets, waterfront cafes, taverns and shops. Aegina, famous for its temples from the Classical Period. Lunch is inclued. Price is $160.00 USD
  • Evening is free. Pack for the 2 day overnight activities that begin tomorrow morning. (A light overnight bag is all that is needed and a jacket.)

    Note: For the 12 day tour, on the nights we will stay at Olympia
    ( Nov. 11-12 ) you can check out from our hotel in Athens and store your extra luggage with the hotel for no charge. Or you can leave your things in your room and not check out, for a minimum charge of 85 Euros. This would be paid direct to the hotel on arrival.

DAY 8 (Wednesday, November 11)

  • The day begins with a buffet breakfast (included).
  • Depart at 7:30 AM for a full-day guided tour of fabled Delphi.
  • We will have a late lunch in Delphi at a local taverna.
  • After lunch, we will depart for ancient Olympia, which is an approximate 3 hour ride.
  • Evening is free.

DAY 9 (Thursday, November 12)

  • The day begins with a 30-minute run followed by buffet breakfast (included).
  • We will visit the ancient city of Olympia, the birth place of the first Olympics 776 B. C. We can run the ancient stadium and visit its magnificent museum with many classical statues and see the Helmet of Militiades, the Athenian General of the Battle of Marathon. Olympia is also the location of the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
  • Evening is free.

DAY 10 (Friday, November 13)

  • Buffet breakfast (included).  
  • Depart from ancient Olympia at 7:30 AM for a tour of Epidavros, famous for its theatre with remarkable acoustics.
  • We'll have lunch (included) in a local taverna, and then tour Mycenae, and visit the archeological and tomb of Agamemnon, the King who fought in the Battle of Troy.
  • We'll return to our hotel in Athens for dinner (included).

DAY 11 (Saturday, November 14)

  • Buffet breakfast (included).
  • 9:30 am: We'll spend the day exploring Athens and its famous flea market in the Plaka. Good opportunity for more shopping. Complimentary bus to Athens.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Dinner at the hotel is included.
  • Free evening to pack for the trip home.

DAY 12 (Sunday, November 15)

  • Departure from Athens. Transfers to airport are NOT included, our staff will help in making arrangements with our private taxi service.

Depart your home city to ARRIVE in Athens November 5.
Be sure and allow enough travel time from your home city to ARRIVE at the Athens airport on November 5, between 10 am and 7 pm. Check the time differences from your home city to Athens.
Our packages are presented in English and are available to anyone around the world.

Arrive in Athens: November 5th

Return date: November 15th


Price: $2830.00
Single supplement: $455.00
(Per person, double occupancy. Single supplement )
Airfare is not included.

For our 6-day and 12-day packages we use The Amarilia Hotel, located in the most popular suburb of Athens, Vouliagmeni, a 20-30 minute drive from downtown Athens. It is situated by the sea and the environment is quiet and relaxed. It is a 4 star hotel with all of the amenities; including full bath, television, and wireless internet access. As part of our package, we provide transportation to all of the activities in our private buses. You will not need to use any public transportation.

Our minimal support group stays in a 4 star hotel in downtown Athens about a 10 min. walk from the stadium.

Our 12 day tour package is happily filled for this November's Athens Marathon. We have started a wait list in the event that we have a cancelation(s). If you would like to be added to the wait list, please send your request to jean@athensmarathon.com; if not, we hope that you will consider joining us next year. Our website will be updated in late January 2016 with our 2016 marathon package information.

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All Runs and workouts are optional.

Also check out the 6 day / 5 night tour , Minimal Support Package.

Everything described here is part of your tour package, but some activities may occur on different days than those specified.


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