The Athens Marathon is like no other.

The Athens Marathon is recognized as the original marathon course and it was the same course used in the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.   In 1896 the organizing committee who revived the modern Olympics, were inspired by the bravery of the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C., as well as the legend of the messenger who ran from the town of Marathon to Athens with the news of victory.  The Athens Marathon starts near the battle field area at Marathon and finishes in the magnificent all marble Panathenaic  Stadium that was  built for the first modern Olympics of 1896, it is a short distance from the Acropolis. You will be running in the footsteps of the ancient heroes and legends who gave birth to western civilization. Those who are familiar with the detailed rich history think of running it as if it were a pilgrimage; an experience they’ll never forget.

Athens Marathon Canceled for 2020

We are saddened to learn that the Athens Marathon has been canceled for 2020 due to the recent increase of COVID19 in Greece.
We send our best wishes to all of our friends in the organizing committee in Athens; they all have worked very hard to manage the many challenges.

 
Apostolos Greek Tours offers you the best way to experience the Athens Marathon. Paul Samaras, who personally conducts the Athens Marathon Tour each year, is a Greek native now living in Denver, CO. He works closely with the organizing committee S.E.G.A.S.(Hellenic Amateur Athletic Association) and others in Greece to eliminate  the hassles that are common with first time travelers.  You are then able to concentrate on what matters—running your best and experiencing the rich Greek history and culture!

In 2019 We Celebrated
Our 25th Anniversary

Official Travel Agent for the Athens Marathon

Marathon Tour Packages

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    Best Value

    12 Day Tour Package

    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.
    We have added to our 11 day package a visit to the ancient city of Olympia, the birth place of the first Olympics 776 B. C. We can run in 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.

  • 6 Day Tour Package

    A shorter version of the the 12 Day Tour, for those who have limited time.


    Minimal Support Package

    The Minimal Support package is designed for the experienced international traveler who has limited time.
    The package covers the basic support needed for running the marathon with little sightseeing activities included.

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What Makes Us Unique!

All of Our Packages Include the Following

Additional Race Support

  • Guaranteed Race Entry
  • Entry fee and processing all included
  • Pre-race orientation with all details about the race
  • We track all of our runners from start to finish.
  • Our own support station is at the halfway point with refreshments
  • Our aid station outside the stadium with additional snacks and refreshments

Transportation

You Will not Need to use Any Public Transportation
  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel for those arriving on November 5th, between 10am and 7pm.
  • Transportation to all activities on our private buses.
  • Transportation to and from Expo.
  • Transportation to the start.  Our buses pick you up in front of our hotel.
  • Transportation from the finish back to the hotel ( The Minimal Support group is within a short walk to the hotel; no bus is provided.)

Accommodations

  • Hotel accommodations, 4-star hotels
  • All hotel taxes and fees
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • Several other meals are included, please see the individual package itinerary for more detail

Awards Gala Banquet

  • Gala awards banquet with local DJ and traditional  Greek dancers (6-day and 12-day)
  • 4 course dinner, with plenty of wine.
  • Mementos to commemorate running the Athens Marathon.
  • ( The Gala awards banquet is not part of the minimal support package )
  • Please view the individual itinerary for the full details.)

Top Notch Tours

  • Our own private licensed guides for all site-seeing and activities ( Most of our staff has been with us for 25 years )
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available 24/7.
  • Entry fees to archeological sites/museums as shown on the individual package itinerary
  • Please see the individual package itinerary for complete details

Non-Runners

Non-runners are welcomed, they are an important part of the group. We include them in everything (Except running).
On race day we take them to the stadium (The Finish) with our staff.   Non-runners get $ 100.00 discount 

Apostolos Greek Tours, Inc Short Video with Summary of Our Packages

Testimonials

Thank you again Paul (and Jean…and all the wonderful staff at Apostolos Greek Tours) It was our favorite trip of all time…thank you for making it so special for us!

Misty
Texas 2018

Paul, I want you to know that, because of your efforts and attention to the smallest of details, your 11 day tour was one of the highlights of my life….

Lois Calhoun
Huntington Beach, California

I want to thank you for the great hospitality you gave us…. This is something that will be with me forever.”

Glenn and Janice Greenberg
Rockford, Illinois

An open letter from your host, Paul Samaras

Visiting any foreign destination that is new to you, can be awkward and confusing for the first-time visitor.

Things move at a much slower pace and it takes longer to get to places than one might expect.

READ PAUL'S LETTER 

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. There is no fee charged for travel insurance however there is a professional fee charged for flight research and ticket issuance.

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