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The €5 ticket gets you into both the tomb of the Athenians and the tomb of their allies, the Plataeans. But I am writing this "review" because it appears to be the only way to upload a couple of photos, using the TripAdvisor website, not...More
Make sure you visit the Marathon Archaeological Museum first if you don't have an understanding of the history and significance of the battle that occurred here. There you will learn about the time period and what the battle was about. Here you will find 3D...More
Small park with the burial mound of the Athenians. Interesting information boards and a good 3D topographic map. Toilets on site. Free parking. Entrance fee also covers cost of an associated museum a short drive away.
It's a lovely site worth visiting for the history...More
Such an interesting story but make sure you are early.
We arrived at 14:55, just as the Guard was leaving when it is supposed to close at 15:00 so we only got to see the burial mound from the surrounding fence which was a bit...More
Your visit, if convenient, should include two out of the three possible sites.
The third, about a mile north of the mound, is perhaps not so important to the experience as a whole, as it consists of a shiny replacement column in a rather neglected...More
The location itself is not much - just a grassy mound. It's the past of the place, and the outcomes of that past, that are important. One can actually be at one of the turnpoints that made the world what it is.
We didn't have...More
Ok, so it's really just a grassy mound... but what a mound! The burial mound of the Athenian warriors who defeated the Persian army in 490BC and showed the Greeks that not only could the mighty Persians be beaten but that they could be defeated...More
I got there at 2.50pm and they were not going to let me even take a photo at first as they close at 3pm.I had to run to take a picture and they still had 5 minutes before closing.I noticed as I drove off there...More