The battle of Marathon was a pivotal moment in the history of Greece and a very interesting narration for kids: the outnumbered Athenians defeated the first invasion by the Persian army in 490 BC and set the stage for a century of splendor and Greek innovation in politics, philosophy, art, theatre, and culture.
While in Marathon with kids, you will have the chance to visit the Tumulus of the Athenians that shelters the bodies of some two-hundred soldiers who fell in the battle of Marathon, as well as the replica of the trophy of Marathon erected to commemorate their win together with a child friendly licensed guide.
Continuing your trip to the main village, you will find the “Marathon Run Museum” with over 4000 exhibits that record the history of the Marathon race from 1896 until today. This is your next stop. Commemorating the run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, the messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, the “Marathon” refers also to the running event with the official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards). It is worthy of visiting the “Marathon Run Museum”.
You will continue to the Marathon Dam and Lake constructed between 1926 and 1929. Until 1959 it was the sole supplier of water to Athens and it is often cited for its role in the modernization of Greece and the first recorded case of seismic activity associated with reservoir inundation. It was also designed to be symbolic of Ancient Greece, particularly Athenians and the Battle of Marathon.
Your Marathon tour with kids cannot end but with a farming experience! Now it is the time to relax and play with nature and animals in the farm of an extraordinary Attica winery. Set amongst rolling hills in an area of natural beauty, the farm with the estate, the olive grove, the organic vegetable garden and the petting farm, offer an opportunity for families to come together and reconnect with nature.
Children will have the chance to care for and feed the farm animals, ponies, rabbits, chickens & ducks; explore our organic vegetable garden, pick vegetables and plant seeds; play in the children’s garden and make crafts using natural materials (sensory play, crafts & seasonal activities).