The Hilton Athens will also host the guests of the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS); the VIP guests of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS); more than 60 organizers of international marathon races, who will visit Athens to participate at the 11th AIMS Marathon Symposium, as well as the the winners of the 2017 Best Marathon Runners Awards.
Hilton Athens is located in central Athens, right on the 42.195 km of the Authentic Marathon route and the routes of the 10 km and 5 km races, thus offering its guests the unique opportunity to watch the event and the runners from a very short distance.
The “Glass Runner” statue is located right across the hotel and is one of Athens’ artistic landmarks, also providing the Hilton Athens with a symbolic character, while directly connecting it with the major international event.
The impressive yard of the “Byzantino” restaurant with a view to Vasilissis Sofias avenue and the marathon route will be open on the day of the event to welcome guests, while the “Galaxy Bar” on Hilton Athens’ rooftop will be open from 12 pm.
The hotel is offering a special accommodation package on the days of the Marathon, which, among other features, includes buffet breakfast and free access to the gym and the heated indoor pool. The Hiltonia Spa offers special prices for the runners who wish to relax after the race.
The 2017 “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” is expected to attract more than 50,000 professional and amateur runners from all over the world. The event is co-organized by the Region of Attica and supported by its Grand Sponsor OPAP, the Greek National Tourism Organization, several bodies and companies of the public and private sector, as well as 3,000 volunteers.
The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a communication sponsor of the “Athens Marathon – Τhe Authentic”.