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Ancient battlefield site hosts Athens Marathon opening ceremony

The Central Archaeological Council (CAC) on Tuesday gave its blessing to plans for the opening ceremony of the 33rd Athens Authentic Marathon on the site of the ancient battlefield, and within the archaeological site containing the burial mound (tumulus) of the fallen Athenians.

  • Published in Greece

“Athens Marathon. The Authentic” will take place on 9 November 2014

The “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” will take place on 9 November 2014.

The start point of the 42,195 km race-course is the town of Marathónas, with its finishing point being the horseshoe-shaped Panathenaic Stadium, the beautiful marble stadium in which the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.

  • Published in Sports
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