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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery but couldn’t find a way to walk round it ? Good to see though and the marble dam is impressive.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank philhowden69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there to run the great Authentic Greek Classic Marathon. Great views, great scenery and above all, the feelings, running a route over 2 000 year old!

Date of experience: November 2018
32  Thank redman5314
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Marathon Lake is absolutely beautiful, and a "classic" dam make s it more attractive. It is not necessarily a tourist attraction, but a very nice place to stop and relax before heading out to your next destination.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank niksk001
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

The marathon dam is unique place to visit with family and friends. There is one coffe shop in the area that you can chill and spend the day looking the lake or walking around it!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 432apostolisp
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Pretty and relaxing view. Only downside is that the lake is not accessible to view and experience up close. Very restricted access. However, large cafe' with landscape beind it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rebeccasM4369HK
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Decided to take a visitor to this artificial lake (reservoir) which served as the main water supply to Athens until the end of the 50's. The dam was built mid to end of the 20's, by an American company, to meet the increased demand for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank tarasandy
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

The lake providing fresh water to a 5 million population city of Athens is a beautiful place to visit and have a peaceful time watching the view.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank harry g
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit when in the area around Marathon. The area is lush with beautiful plants and flowers. There are many birds to watch from the deck of the lake cafe. It is a cool place to escape to when needing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WaynemegSC
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

A "must" visit of the area of Marathon with amazing views to the lake and lovely paths for hiking and getting closer to the nature.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank demikav
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

If someone wants to enjoy both water sports and great location this is the place to visit! George is an excellent trainer and a very warm person! I started mono skiing lessons and he helped me improve very fast within a week! This place is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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