November 11-20, 2022
The modern marathon was inspired by the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who raced from the site of Marathon to Athens, a distance of about 40 kilometres, or nearly 25 miles, with the news of the Greek victory over the invading army of Persians in 490 B.C. After delivering the good news he collapsed and died. To commemorate his dramatic run, the distance of the 1896 Olympic marathon was set at 40 kilometers.
The last couple of years have been somewhat of a gruelling run but the good news is upon us and the world is opening up and travel is back. We can think of no better way to celebrate than by bringing two lover together: travel and running. Lace up your shoes and join us on this 10 day itinerary to Athens and beyond. Not a runner? Cheerleaders are more than welcome!
$2499 CAD per person
- 9 nights accommodation on twin share basis, solo travellers can be paired with someone of the same sex
- Transportation throughout the tour
- 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners (one with cooking class, one pre-race day)
- Entrance fees as per program (Marathon museum, Acropolis site and museum, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora monasteries
- Athens Marathon entry fee
NOT INCLUDED: International flights, travel insurance
Day 1 – Arrive Athens and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Athens. Full day tour including an Athens city tour, the Marathon Tomb & the Museum as well as the Marathon way to see the race course.
Day 2 Free day. Take this time to explore Athens on your own, run the 10km race or relax at a sidewalk coffee shop and rest up for the big event. A pre-race dinner is included, pasta of course.
Day 3 Ready, on your mark, go! Today is race day. An early morning transfer to the start line is included. This is what you have worked so hard for.
Day 4 Morning at leisure for relaxing after the race. In early afternoon, Athens half day city tour including Acropolis & Acropolis Museum. Just after cooking class with dinner. Overnight in Athens.
Day 5 Start of a Classical Greece tour. Departure to Argolis region (through Corinth Canal – short stop for photos), for visits of Epidaurus Ancient Theatre, Nafplion town (first capital of Greece) as well as Mycenae. Travel to Olympia. Overnight in Olympia.
Day 6 Visit Ancient Olympia archaeological site and Museum. Proceed to Delphi (through Rion-Antirion bridge). Overnight in Delphi.
Day 7 Visit Delphi archeological site and Museum. Proceed to Kalambaka town. Overnight in Kalambaka.
Day 8 Visit Meteora Monasteries. Return back to Athens through Thermopylae (short stop to Leonidas Monument). Overnight in Athens.
Day 9 Morning transfer to the port for embarkation on one day cruise to Aegina, Poros & Hydra islands, including lunch on board. In early evening return back to port. Transfer to the hotel in Athens. Overnight in Athens.
Day 10 Departure to Athens Airport to catch the flight back home. End of services.