Are you participating in the Athens Classic Marathon? We hope that your family will come to support you because we have the perfect program ready for you and your loved ones. No need to worry about any arrangements, you and your family can just enjoy the marathon to its fullest. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Marathon heroes and Greek gods and discover the birthplace of the marathon race and the modern Olympic Games with each other. Kids and adults alike will love the Kids Love Greece Marathon 2019 Family Program!
Discover the Athens authentic Marathon Program day by day
Welcome to Athens!
Upon your arrival at Athens International airport, you will be met by the Kids Love Greece driver. He will safely take you and your family to your hotel by a comfortable luxury transfer car. During the transfer, you will receive more information about Marathon, the weather forecast and the Marathon festivities in Athens.
On the way to your hotel, the Kids Love Greece driver can take you to the Athens Marathon Registration Center at the Olympic Faliro Coastal Zone. Here he will assist you to pick up your bib number, marathon package and T-shirt.
Friday 8 November – Discover ancient Athens
Depending on your tapering program, you can rest today or have a short run. We will provide running routes for short runs or even arrange for you to run with a local passionate athlete who has all the insight information about running in Athens.
After breakfast (and probably your short-run), you will meet your guide for the Acropolis tour, one of the most famous monuments in the world and a national symbol of Greece and the ancient world. During your family Acropolis tour, you will explore the famous monuments of the Acropolis and its foothills. Travel with your kids back in time and admire the Parthenon while listening to stories from our family-friendly expert guide. Find out more about the Olympian gods, ancient Athens and the battle of Marathon and learn the origins of the race. The view over Athens from the top of the Acropolis is breathtaking!
If you are a mythology buff, we highly recommend a visit to the Acropolis Museum, one of the most important museums in Europe and a must-visit when in Athens with family. The Acropolis Museum exhibits the finds from the Acropolis, as well as objects that ancient Athenians used in everyday life. During the tour, your kids will be engaged in storytelling and a kid expert state-licensed guide will use the museum family backpacks with games and educational activities to make the visit as creative as possible.
Both the Acropolis and the Acropolis tour can be booked as a small group (in English only) or private.
For lunch or dinner, we are happy to suggest some excellent local restaurants or make a reservation for you.
Saturday 9 November – Enjoy Activities together
Olympic Games Workout
For families that want to be active together, we have included in our family trip the Olympic Games Workout. This tour creates your very own family Olympics in the famous Olympic Stadium in Athens. During this workout, you will also learn how ancient and modern Olympians trained, take part in a fun gym session, and finish with a family race at the magnificent Panathenaic Stadium, the finish line of the Athens Marathon!
Optional activities for Saturday (or Friday evening) are:
See Athens by Bike Tour
During the See Athens by Bike Tour, your family will take a fun cycle ride through the heart of historic Athens and the Olympic Stadium. The biking is led at a nice relaxed pace with plenty of photo opportunities. Kids can participate in fun activities by drawing their name in Greek on ceramic and cast their vote like an ancient Athenian, find their way through a maze, or even run on an Olympic track! The bike tour is a wonderful way to see some major landmarks and something the kids will remember forever. This tour lasts about 3,5 – 4 hours.
For participants of the Marathon, who want to save their energy, we recommend opting for the shorter private biking tour or to join the group with an e-bike.
Escape the streets of Athens
If you are looking for a more leisure family activity, we recommend our Escape the Streets of Athens. This game is great for kids who love solving riddles, escapes rooms and scavenger hunts. The Escape in the Streets of Athens is the perfect combination of all three and the best for the family to visit Anafiotika, a picturesque and calm neighbourhood with a Greek island vibe. Kids will love the suspense and mystery and parents will enjoy beautiful views!
The family members participating in the Marathon could have a short run of 2-3 miles today, or rest, depending on their tapering program.
On Saturday evening, we organize an early dinner for you and your family in one of Athens best pasta restaurants or any restaurant of your choice.
Sunday 10 November – Race Day
After a special requested early breakfast at your hotel, the Kids Love Greece driver will take you by luxury transfer to the town of Marathon, your starting point of the race that will end in Athens centre.
Your family can support you along the route or wait for you at the finish line in the historic Panathinaikon Stadium. As it will be very busy in Athens centre with lots of free street activities, we do not recommend any organized activities today.
In the evening, we optionally organize a dinner for you and your family in an authentic Greek tavern where you can relax and tell your family all about your Marathon experience.
Whilst Athens has plenty of accommodation to choose from, large events such as the Authentic Marathon may have an impact on the number of hotel rooms available. The Kids Love Greece team has hand-picked several great hotels that are comfortable for you and your family and have good connections to the event. We suggest hotels with swimming pools for a relaxing swim before and after the Marathon race as well as hotels with spa and gym facilities. If you would like to have a relaxed run along the beach, we can suggest several hotels on the beautiful Athens Riviera. Contact the Kids Love Greece team and we will help to find the best hotel for you and your family.
Enjoy the Athens Marathon 2019 together with your family
With this Kids Love Greece Marathon Program, you can bring the whole family along. Participate in the unique Athens Marathon in 2019 and enjoy together as a family. You will all have a blast!
For more information, booking and prices of the Athens Marathon 2019 Family program, please contact Kids Love Greece.
Families should know
- Kids Love Greece tours and packages are fully customizable. We are happy to adjust the program according to your family wishes
- Our aim at Kids Love Greece is to provide you with unique family experiences by working with passionate locals. This is why we can suggest some tailor-made options for your Athens Marathon 2019 program. Perhaps you have an interest in street art? We can include a tour that passes by some of the most outstanding examples.
Kids will love
- The stories about Athena and the Olympian Gods during the Acropolis guided tour
- The Lego Acropolis in the Acropolis Museum
- Outdoor fun and adventure in Athens
- Learning about the Ancient Olympic Games
Parents will love
- Seeing the famous Parthenon temple on the Acropolis hill from up close
- Learning more about the Acropolis and ancient Athens
- Tours that are perfect for active families
- The unforgettable bonding experience
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