Where to stay around Marathonas?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 317 holiday lettings near Marathonas. From 104 villas to 100 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Marathonas is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Marathonas?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Marathonas:

  • New Kypseli: 144 holiday homes
  • Neos Kosmos: 659 holiday homes
  • Ampelokipoi: 431 holiday homes
  • Ano Patisia: 104 holiday homes
  • Psyri: 609 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Marathonas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Marathonas. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre: 1,372 holiday lettings
  • Archaeological Museum of Marathon: 2,300 holiday lettings
  • Marathon Tomb: 2,243 holiday lettings
  • Marathon Run Museum: 2,135 holiday lettings
  • The Acropolis: 2,701 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Marathonas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Marathonas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 104 villas in Marathonas. Our other popular types of Marathonas holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 100 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 94 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Marathonas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 83 holiday homes with pool available in Marathonas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental home or villa in Marathon, Greece your home away from home

    The ancient town of Marathon, Greece has a long history that includes the Battle of Marathon in 490BC, and makes for an interesting base from which to discover the Attica region. The area is one of history, archaeological sites, outdoor activities and sandy beaches – with the added bonus of the famous city of Athens sitting in the heart of the region. Holiday rental accommodation in Marathon comes in the form of luxury villas with private swimming pools and spectacular ocean views.

    Things to do in Marathon, Greece

    The term ‘Marathon’ originates from the distance between the site of the Battle of Marathon and Athens – 26 miles. The town was the starting point for the marathon races at both the 1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics, and it also still has some of the sporting facilities from the 2004 Olympics. Water sports enthusiasts should head for the beach at Schinias, which is an excellent windsurfing spot and is home to the Olympic Rowing Centre.

    Schinias beach is the main draw for visitors to Marathon, and is situated on the south-east side of the town, just a few short kilometres away. Schinias is regularly rated as one of the finest beaches in the Attica region, being long and sandy, and circled by pine forests, making for some excellent photographic opportunities.

    The deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea make for excellent snorkelling and scuba diving, and it is possible to find many other secluded spots along the rocky coastline, that other tourists have missed. Sesi Beach is one such sandy spot, which has clear waters that are perfect for swimming.

    Places to visit on holiday in Marathon, Greece

    Marathon is less than half an hour from Athens and the ancient capital for Greece has much to offer. The Acropolis – one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Temple of Zeus are just three of the many famous landmarks to visit. Athens also has an excellent nightlife, with many great bars, cafes and restaurants that stay open until well into the small hours.

    Weather in Marathon, Greece

    The Mediterranean climate of the Greek mainland means that Marathon receives hot, dry summers with temperatures above 30C. Spring and autumn are good times to visit if you plan on an active break in Marathon, as temperatures drop a few degrees and activity becomes that little bit easier. Winters are mild, with an average temperature of 11C.

    Flights to Marathon, Greece

    Athens International Airport (ATH) is a busy airport that lies just over 30km from Marathon. Direct flights can be found from London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester through easyJet. British Airways also offer a flight from London Heathrow. Flight time is approximately 3.5 hours. Booking in advance is recommended to get the best prices on these flights.

    Activities and attractions in and around Marathon

    Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Marathon a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Attica Zoological Park (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
    • Filopappos Hill (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
    • Lycabettus Theater (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
    • Greek Reptile Centre (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
    • Antonis Tritsis Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
    • Pedion Areos Park (18.4 mi / 29.5 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Marathon

    If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Marathon

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Marathon is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Filopappos Hill (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
    • Mount Lycabettus (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
    • Nea Stira Beach (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
    • Parnitha National Park (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
    • Amarynthos Beach (16 mi / 25.8 km)
    • Zarakes Beach (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)