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“Last Resting place for the 192 fallen Athenians”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Timvos Marathonos

Timvos Marathonos
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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“Last Resting place for the 192 fallen Athenians”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

If you do get out of Athens (which I highly suggest) a visit to Maraton is a nice side trip. The site itself has so few people there that it's not overwhelmed by tourisits. However for it being the final resting place for the 192 Athenians who died in the battle of Marathon it is not well up kept and more information about the battle needs to be there. It would have been nice if they had built the museum closer to this mound because you have to get in a car to get from the museum to the mound. The price for the admission to the mound also gets you admission to the museum and at a very low price.

Visited October 2013
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“The Tumulus of the Athenians”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

The Tumulus of the Athenians is situated a short vay to the right (towards the sea) from the Marathon Avenue. It is a mound of earth raised over the burial of those 192 Athenians who fell during the Battle of Marathon 490 BC.There is large map on the site which shows the battlefield of Marathon 490 BC, and also a replica of the Trophy, raised by the Athenians after the battle.
The combined ticket is valid for the entrance of this site, Archeological museum of Marathon and other sites of region.

Visited May 2013
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“Marathon Tomb from Athens by local bus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you want to visit this special place with the Burial Mound in honour of the 192 men who fell at the famous battle of Marathon and don't have much money to travel just get a local bus from the Mavromateon Bus Terminal. There is a bus every hour from there. The bus station is located north of the Archeological Museum. Just walk along the main road (Patission) and it is on the fourth street on your right on the corner of Areos Park. The bus is located at the last kiosk at the very end of a row of buses near a green building. It will take you over one hour to cover the 42 kms and get there following the same road as Phedippides, the famous messenger, without ending up like him on arrival! Worth going, quite a touching place when you think these men's remains are still there undisturbed after 2500 years.

Visited June 2012
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