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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.

    Excellent! 4.4/5
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    Villa #3582695
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            Villa #8077529
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                                                                                  House #6973031
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                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #8087140
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Marathonas Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    really really nice

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    everything about stone castle villa was really good; the villa itself, the location, Michael (the owner) & the views. The Villa is only about 45 minutes from the airport but shares almost no immediate neighbours so really creates the feel that you have your own bit of the coastline to yourselves. The coastline itself presents a great location for running, with stunning views in either direction with plentiful opportunities for swimming and rock jumping. There is a long and pretty beach not from the villa (can be walked to) which has a couple of beach bars/clubs. Would def recommend Karavi beach club which offers plentiful modern seating, good music, windsurfing/paddle boarding and volleyball (which if your group is large enough we'd definitely recommend). Also if you are a cheese aficionado, you should definitely visit the Paradise restaurant which is between the beach and the villa, and to try their "fried hard cheese/saganaki", which is particularly special. Finally Michael was a superb host and was incredibly attentive and accommodating leading up to and during our stay.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    Ideal for families

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Lovely villa. The location is great for children, as there is a huge garden and selection of outdoor toys. The private pool makes the villa ideal for relaxation and chill time without having to go too far. The view is beautiful and the villa has everything you might need for a family holiday. There is only a short drive to some lovely beaches that are great for swimming and sandcastle building. The owners are really welcoming and helpful. We had a lovely week here and plan on going back.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 06, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017