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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.

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Marathon Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

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    Excellent! 4.3/5
    (15 reviews)
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    • 6 BR
    • 5 BA
    • Sleeps 16
    Villa #3582695
    15
    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (22 reviews)
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      • 7 BR
      • 6 BA
      • Separate Toilets
      • Sleeps 18
      Villa #428759vb
      22
      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (11 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Villa #3632127
        11
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (50 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 7
          Villa #150395
          50
          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 5 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 10
            Villa #4024592
            5
            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 11 BR
              • 11 BA
              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 26
              Villa #88745
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              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                Villa #3865379
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                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #3968083
                    • 9 BR
                    • 6 BA
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 18
                    Villa #8077529
                    6
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (8 reviews)
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                      • 6 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 12
                      Villa #997165
                      8
                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 9
                        Villa #3859595
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Villa #3871579
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 5 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 10
                            Villa #641166vb
                            6
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Villa #718557vb
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Villa #3935582
                                  • 7 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 16
                                  Villa #8083062
                                  4
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Villa #662003vb
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      House #4304200
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Villa #4108601
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 5 BA
                                          • Separate Toilets
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Villa #3764115
                                          1
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 7 BA
                                            • Sleeps 15
                                            Villa #4164824
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 9
                                              Cottage #4156851
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Villa #4055243
                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                  Villa #4197388
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #1492460a
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #6541518
                                                      18
                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #4045087
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #825611vb
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6729296
                                                            15
                                                            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Apartment #6869270
                                                              1
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #4333486
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Apartment #6328869
                                                                  30
                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #3570161
                                                                    9
                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #3688043
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Apartment #1645767
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #6557399
                                                                          11
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            House #6820501
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (20 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #3664333
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                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Apartment #6543504
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                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #6864134
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #824910vb
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 13
                                                                                      Apartment #6738782
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                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Apartment #3688033
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                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          House #3811364
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #3934160
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #6561988
                                                                                              4
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Apartment #6738746
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                                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                  Apartment #6887047
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                    Villa #455423
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #614897vb
                                                                                                      14
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A fab holiday - made even better by a great host

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Eleven shapenote singers (3 couples and 5 singles) had a great week in the Stone Castle Villa, just after the school holidays were over. The Villa was immaculately cleaned prior to our arrival – Michael has furnished the place really tastefully (mostly with English fixtures and fittings by the looks of things). Space was the key to our choice of Stone Castle Villa, but it delivered much more than that – two brilliantly equipped kitchens and 3 or 4 spacious sitting rooms and reclining areas, including the pool surrounds. The lift was a bonus – given the amount of water and wine we managed to consume! Everybody who wanted their own bedroom was accommodated and Michael seems to be on a continual upgrade path with the beds and some of the other facilities. The accommodation would easily cope with a couple of sizeable families – where youngsters need their own space. Apart from the ‘singers’ who had some great performances both in the villa and outside, the Villa was really well sited for access to Athens, as well as the Marathon area and some very attractive beaches nearby. We were very pleased to have a couple of cars for dropping people off at the nearest beach which is a couple of miles away, and for shopping/touristy trips. The house is completely private on a sparsely-populated section of the coastline. The pool area is beautiful – including the charming cat, christened Homer, who had very sophisticated tastes (although he was feral, and ate anything including uncooked tomatoes!). Highly recommended – the welcome and hospitality of Michael was exceptional – we were all homesick the moment we left. We’ll be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Great location and wonderful surroundings

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely property and area with great restaurants and cafes. Flat very clean and spacious, owner very helpful and friendly. Pool and balcony area very pleasant. Only negatives are bathroom is very small and second bedroom area lacks privacy as it does not have any doors to it. Overall a very enjoyable visit to Athens.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Perfection from beginning to end

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We (myself, my husband, children 4 &13 years old and my mother 70 years old) loved the villa. The villa was more than we had expected and the expectation was set high to start with. The villa was everything it had been described as and more! The villa was outstanding and the views were spectacular. It was spacious, private and peaceful yet everything just a short drive away including beaches, supermarket and restaurants. There is a children's play area not far from the villa which my 4 year old enjoyed. The kitchen was very well equipped and catered to all our needs. The swimming pool was a good size and the children loved it. The villa was cleaned halfway through our stay including the bed linen and towels being changed. Tilemahos the owner was very accommodating and helped us with any questions we had including helping us to order a takeaway when we first arrived at the villa as it was late and we were tired. Only regret is that we did not book for longer! One of the nicest properties we have stayed in.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016