Photo: Thomas Gravanis

The classic Athens Marathon is a race through history. Taking part is the experience of a lifetime. Seeing the runners cross the finish line in the original Olympic stadium is a thrilling event all on its own.

By Amanda Dardanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

What it’s like to run the Athens Marathon

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Spectator sport: the best spots to watch the Marathon

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Run your own best race