6 Day Tour Itinerary
Here is what you get:
DAY 1 (Wednesday, November 6)
- Travel to Athens from your home city.
- Airfare not included.
DAY 2 (Thursday, November 7)
- Arrive in Athens.
- Our staff will meet arrivals on Nov 7th, 10am through 7pm and provide hotel transfers. We will assist those arriving outside of those times with a private taxi or regular taxi at an extra cost (private taxi 50 euros, regular taxi: 35 euros. After midnight 15 euros extra. )
- Staff introductions and orientation. Beverages and hors-d’oeuvres served
DAY 3 (Friday, November 8)
7:30 am. The day begins with an optional early morning 30-minute run by the ocean
A buffet breakfast (included).
8:30 am: City tour of Athens and the Acropolis.
Lunch on your own in one of the sidewalk cafes in the Plaka. Our guide will escort you.
6:00 pm. Return to our hotel.
DAY 4 (Saturday, November 9)
Buffet breakfast, but no early run.
Morning: leave for Sounion, temple of Posseidon. It dates back to 1,200 BC as described in Homer’s Iliad in the Trojan wars.
Lunch on your own.
3:00 p.m. Race day orientation, followed by questions and answers
6:00 p.m. Pasta Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 5 (Sunday, November 10)
After a lite breakfast (included), we’ll leave for the starting line in plush, chartered buses. All the pre-race details are taken care of so you can save your energy to run the Marathon, not use it up getting there! We’ll depart from the hotel at 6:15 AM
The Marathon starts at 9:00 am. May the spirit of Pheidippides run with you.
We also provide our own aid station at the half and at the finish.
After the race, we’ll enjoy a gala awards banquet and party at the hotel. A local D. J. and Greek folk dancers will be on hand to set the tone.
DAY 6 (Monday, November 11)
Sleep late and enjoy a lazy morning. Buffet breakfast (included) at the hotel.
Late morning we will visit the Ancient Agora of Athens (next to the Acropolis). We will see the Theseion, the best preserved building of ancient Athens and the Agora Museum.
Lunch on your own at one of the Plaka sidewalk cafes.
5:00pm Return to the hotel
Free evening to relax, or perhaps enjoy a stroll on the beach.
DAY 7 (Tuesday, November 12)
Departure from Athens. Transfers to airport are NOT included, our staff will help in making arrangements with our private taxi service.
Stay an Extra Day! (Tuesday, November 12)
If you are doing the six day tour and wish to take the optional 1 day, 3 island cruise, you can extend your stay by one day. The extra day hotel stay is $140.00 USD per room per night.
Optional One Day, Three Island Cruise:
This optional 3 island tour has three ports of call: Hydra, a picturesque Aegean harbor unspoiled by motor vehicle. Poros, with its narrow streets, waterfront cafes, taverns and shops. Aegina, famous for its temples from the Classical Period. Lunch and transportation to the port and back is included. Price is $160.00 USD
Depart your home city (Nov 6th if you are traveling from the U.S. or Canada) to ARRIVE in Athens November 7th, between 10 am and 7 pm. Check the time differences from your home city to Athens..
Arrive in Athens: November 7th
Return Date: November 12th
Price: $1785.00 (per person double occupancy)
Single supplement: $255.00 (if you are rooming by yourself)
($100.00 off for non-runners)
Airfare is not included.
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For our 6-day and 12-day packages we use The Amarilia Hotel, located in the most popular suburb of Athens, Vouliagmeni, a 20-30 minute drive from downtown Athens. It is situated by the sea and the environment is quiet and relaxed. It is a 4 star hotel with all of the amenities; including full bath, television, and wireless internet access. As part of our package, we provide transportation to all of the activities in our private buses. You will not need to use any public transportation.
Our minimal support group stays in a 4 star hotel in downtown Athens about a 10 min. walk from the stadium.