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Greek Town Nafplio Readies for 3rd Marathon, Register Now

The historic town of Nafplio, in the Peloponnese, is ready to welcome runners and athletes, professionals and amateurs, on March 6 for the 3rd Nafplio Marathon.

‘Alexander the Great’ Marathon to Soar on Ellinair Wings

Travel experts Mouzenidis Group and organizers of the International “Alexander the Great” marathon have announced that they have joined forces ahead of the major Thessaloniki running event to be held on April 3rd.

The 33rd Athens Marathon – The Authentic Breaks All Records – Photo Report

The 33rd Athens Marathon - Τhe Authentic broke all records on Sunday, November 8, attracting some 43,000 athletes who tested their mettle and improved their personal times running the classic race on a warm, sunny day.

On Your Marks… Athens Marathon Set for Action

The 33rd "Athens Marathon. The Authentic", to kick off on November 8, from the ancient site in Marathon, eastern Attica, has attracted more than 43,000 runners from across the globe ready to run the historic race.

Registration for the Tinos Running Experience Kicks Off

Tapping into the growing potential of sports tourism, the Cycladic island of Tinos is joining an increasing number of other Greek destinations in organising this year the 2nd Tinos Running Experience on June 6.

Thessaloniki Marathon Participation Peaks

Participation in the 10th Alexander the Great International Marathon, to kick off in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, on April 5, has increased by 40 percent with an extra 1,500 spots added by organizers.

Triple Win for ‘Navarino Challenge’ at 2015 Tourism Awards

The "Navarino Challenge" marathon had a triple win last week at the Tourism Awards that took place at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall in Athens.

Greece, Kenya Boost Bilateral Ties to Cooperate on Tourism, Agriculture, Education

Boosting bilateral relations between Greece and Kenya through cooperation in tourism, rural development and education were at the center of discussions last week between Kenya’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Karanja Kibicho and his Greek counterpart Dimitris Kourkoulas.

Greece to Promote Marathon as Ideal Filming Location, Tourism Destination

Promoting the Eastern Attica region of Marathon as a tourist destination and as a filming location was at the center of the agreement Marathon Mayor Ilias Psinakis and Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni signed on Thursday.

“Navarino Challenge” Marathon In Greece Concludes With Great Success

The "Navarino Challenge" marathon wrapped up successfully for the second year in the Peloponnese, Greece.

UNESCO To Hold Exhibition On Greece’s Marathon Town

The Greek town of Marathon of the Region of Attica will be showcased by UNESCO as a cultural landscape of global significance in an exhibition to be held in Paris in March.

Golden Coast Goes All Inclusive

The Golden Coast Hotel, situated close to the historic town of Marathon, Attica, and in very close distance to Nea Makri, announced last month that in 2012 it would operate as an all inclusive resort.

Marathon for a United Europe

September will see the inauguration of a new athletic institution at the initiative of the Marathon municipality: a marathon run, the same as the route featured in the first modern Olympics in 1896 (from the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens to the Marathon Stadium).

Greece and Cyprus Mourn Air Crash Victims

A Cypriot-based Helios Airways passenger jet, Helios Flight 522, crashed into a mountainside near Marathon, and about 40 kilometers north of Athens, on Sunday, August 14. All 121 people aboard, including the six crewmembers, were killed. Debris from the crash was spread at least...

City Cycling Tours Now Available

For locals or visitors to really get in touch with a country, its culture and landscapes, then there is no better way than by bicycle. Cycling vacations come in many shapes and sizes. They range from relaxing city and country tours to biting mountain tours. Greece now has them...

Museums Ready to Re-open for Summer

Work on the road and the site has made the Marathon archaeological site unrecognizable as it undergoes refurbishment. As for the museum within the site, scheduled to be ready in June, work has begun on the walkways and planting is in progress.
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