Marathon Information

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Apostolos Greek Tours “specialist for the Athens Marathon: The Authentic” has been providing quality, hassle-free marathon tour travel packages for runners to participate in the Athens Marathon since 1994.
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Athens Marathon: The Authentic - Nov 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m, Route

(Runners need to be at the start at least one hour before)

The Athens Marathon: The Authentic will take place on November 10, 2024.
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The Athens Marathon: The Authentic is like no other on Earth. According to legend, it covers the same ground that the Athenian messenger Phiedippides ran when he brought news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon 2,500 years ago. When you run the Athens Marathon: The Authentic, you run in the very footsteps of the ancient gods and heros that gave birth to western civilization. The finish line is in Athens’ magnificent Olympic Stadium, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Those who run the Athens Marathon: The Authentic say it is an experience they’ll never forget.

The Athens Marathon: The Authentic is recognized as the original marathon course and it was the same course used in the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.

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. He works closely S.E.G.A.S.(hellenic amateur athletic association) and others in Greece to smooth out the hassles so you can concentrate on what matters—running your best and experiencing Greece. Check out what is included in the Apostolos Marathon Tour packages. Check out what some of the previous tour members had to say about the Athens Marathon and Apostolos Greek Tours.

The Athens Marathon 26.2 miles is run entirely on asphalt. The first twelve kilometers are level. The middle nineteen kilometers are gentle long hills. The final eleven kilometers are downhill. The finish line is in Athens’ magnificent Olympic Stadium.

Marathon Route

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Marathon Info

November 10th, 2024
9:00 AM at the ancient battlefield in the town of Marathon. Apostolos Greek Tours delivers you to the starting line in a comfortable chartered bus, so that you can start the day preparing yourself to run your best.
You must be at least 18 years old to enter the Athens Marathon. There is no qualifying time. The course is open for 8 hours. For the 10k and 5k you must be at least 12 years old with parental authorization.


Sunday November 10th, 2024


  • The 10km Road Race is open to participants 12 years old (born in 2012) or older. 
  • The 10km Road Race will start at 8.15am.
  • time limit of 90 minutes (i.e. 1 hour and 30 minutes) has been set for completion of the 10km Road Race.
  • All finishes will be completed by 10:20′ 


Saturday, November 9th, 2024 “Evening”


  • The 5km Road Race is open to participants 12 years old (born in 2012) or older. 
  • The 5km Road Race will start at 17.00.  ( Evening )
  • time limit of 60 minutes (i.e. 1 hour) has been set for completion of the 5km Road Race.
  • All finishes will be completed by 19:20′ including the time delay of all consecutive starts and the start of the 5km Universities Night Run.

Examples of Items that are provided by the Race Organizers

Some items may change. Some items are not be included with the 5K
  • Bib Number with incorporated timing chip
  • Official T-shirt of the race
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Services during the race (feed zones and medical assistance) and after the race water, isotonic drinks, juice and medical services)
  • Online Results
  • Items below not available to all races. and may change.
    • Race magazine (e-format)
    • Sports bag
    • Participation Certificate with finish time (after the announcement of the Official Race Results)
    • Free Public Transport (bus and metro) in Athens for three (3) days prior and two (2) days after the race
  • With our 12 day and 6-day tours, you will not need to use any public transportationWe provide our private bus
  • 50% discount on the entrance fee of Acropolis Museum (Standard as provided by race organizers.)

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