Athens Marathon 2018 | Greece, Dates , Venues & Tickets

Athens Marathon 2018

Where:   Start at the city of Marathonas ends in Athens, Greece
When:    Sunday, November 11, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.

In contrary to the Marathon races in various cities worldwide, the participants of the Marathon race in Athens take part in perpetuation the heroic story about Pheidippides, the messenger of the Greek army who was sent from Marathon to Athens in order to inform the victory of the Greek army upon the Persian army. According to the legend he screamed "Victory" and dropped dead.
The participants run in the original historic course from Marathon to Athens, 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards). The race starts at the old battle field in Marathon, through Athens suburbs and ends in Panathinaikon Stadium.

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Admission fee:
 Free
Contact: 

SEGAS
137 Syngrou Ave, 171 21 nea Smirni,
Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 9331113, 210 9315886
Fax: +30 210 9331152


Athens travel information
Dialing code: 1
Longitude: 23.73333°
Latitude: 37.98333°
Greece information address: Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou-EOT (Greek/Hellenic
Tourist website: www.gnto.gr

Greece country details
Location: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
Capital: Athens
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 220v 50Hz
Dialing country code: +30
Language: Greek

Greece background and overview:
Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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