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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,196 contributions
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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!
Written April 22, 2019
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Basem Q
Amman, Jordan34 contributions
Family
Very very nice area . Beautiful green view .large dam .there is a nice cafe same location. Worth to visit
Written February 25, 2020
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tarasandy
Athens, Greece30 contributions
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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 water following the large numbers of refugees who arrived from Asia Minor in the decade or so before. It is a gravity dam constructed of Pendelikon Marble, the same as the Parthenon (though of course not polished up & shiny!). The standoffs one would see between cars from opposite directions on the single lane road over the dam have now stopped with the intstallation of traffics lights. Unfortunately access to the pumping area at the bottom of the valley, adorned with a copy of the Athenian Treasury to be found in Delphi, is now not allowed for fear of terrorist activity. However, there is the Fragma (Dam) Cafe where one can sit & drink a coffee or enjoy a bite to eat & the beautiful view. Comments have been made about the prices but yesterday an iced expresso coffee cost 3.80 euro, which is quite acceptable. After, continue to the start of the Marathon Race, the Marathon Musuem, tombs to those fallen in the Battle of Marathon against the Persians, a small, new Olympic musuem, & then the long Schinias, sandy beach which offers organised areas with loungers & umbrellas if you want. The drawback is that you will need to have a car as this is some perhaps 35-45 km from central Athens with, as far as I know, no suitable public transport. However, if you do all or some of the sites I've mentioned afterwards it makes a really good day out, even for children.
Written August 25, 2018
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Panathinaikos-13
Atlanta, GA874 contributions
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The Marathon lake was built around 85 years ago by an American company and it is supplying some of the water Athens uses.
The dam is an impressive pieceof enginering. 85 years later and there are obvious leaks. It is beautiful to watch and walk around it.
There is also a nice cafe on the side which seems to be busy with visitors to teh dam.
Written September 18, 2016
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Despina H
Montreal, Canada115 contributions
Breathtaking view of the lake and quaint restaurant. Prices were very reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and highly recommend this site.
Written November 4, 2013
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Phil H
Lowestoft, UK131 contributions
Beautiful scenery but couldn’t find a way to walk round it ? Good to see though and the marble dam is impressive.
Written May 13, 2019
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Family
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.
Written December 27, 2018
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WaynemegSC
Prosperity, SC341 contributions
Couples
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 a break from the heat of Athens or the sunny beaches of Marathon. The damn itself is a marvel and it is interesting to watch the well orchestrated movement of the cars on the single lane road.
Written July 7, 2018
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valpap
Athens, Greece47 contributions
Short trip from the center of Athens.A good destination especially if the weather is good.The scenery is nice and the place perfect for exploring the surrounding area
Written May 3, 2017
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MrTBeirut
Beirut, Lebanon431 contributions
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A large man made lake since the 30s of the last century . A Dam is built for water collection , providing water necessity for the city . breath-taking views from the café terasse overlooking the lake . a must visit when in Marathona , a 4 minutes drive from centre of Athens
Written September 19, 2016
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