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Ancient Olympia – Greece Running Tour
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Apostolos Greek Tours Inc. has been the Athens Marathon Specialist since 1994.
Artist rendering of what ancient Olympia used to look like. (5 min.)
History of Ancient Olympia 30 Minutes. If you have time it is worth your time.
Dating back to 1300 BC and is mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey (3 min.)
An ancient healing center with it's famous theater.
The Marathon has always had a prominent place in the hearts and minds of athletes. It represents the ultimate athletic effort ---where the human body, mind and soul are tested to their limits.
And the Athens Marathon is the ultimate Marathon experience, recreating each year the incredible run that started it all 2,500 years ago. Whether you're a runner or not, we hope you'll take a few minutes to explore this site and learn more about the Athens Marathon, and why it has such a special place in the hearts of runners throughout the world.
In 490 BC...
...the first battle for democracy was fought at the Greek village of Marathon. Though overwhelmingly out numbered by an invading Persian Army, the citizen-soldiers of Athens prevailed and in so doing allows the first democracy to be established and preserved the classical Greek way of life that became the foundation of western civilization.
Legend has it that, when the battle was won, the Athenian messenger Phidippides ran twenty-four miles to Athens, carrying news of that stunning victory. The modern marathon commemorates this feat.
The Athens Marathon is recognized as the original marathon course and was the same course for the 2004 Olympics held in Athens
Apostolos Greek Tours "official travel agent for the Athens Marathon" has been providing great - hassle - free marathon tour travel packages for runners to participate in the Athens Marathon since 1994.