Marathon Archaeological Site

The battle of Marathon was a pivotal moment in the history of Greece. In these grounds, the outnumbered Athenians defeated the first invasion by the Persian army led by king Darus in 490 BCE, and set the stage for a century of splendor and Greek innovation in politics, philosophy, art, theatre, and culture.

Photo Gallery

  • The Tumulus of the Athenians shelters the bodies of some two-hundred Athenians who fell in the battle of Marathon.
  • The trophy of Marathon
    This replica of the original trophy is located a little to the north of the Athenian Tumulus. It was erected by the Athenians to commemorate their win in the battle of Marathon.
  • The Middle-Helladic Tumuli are protected in a large building outside the Marathon Museum.
  • The Early-Helladic cemetery is found on the road to the Marathon Museum. It is protected in a locked building (can be seen through the glass windows) an excavations are currently in progress.
  • A Mycenaean Tholos Tomb is also found in the vicinity of the Marathon Museum.
  • Marathon area general map with the important archaeological sites and museums marked.
  • This three-dimensional plan of Marathon is found in the vicinity of the Tumulus of the Athenians. It conveys a good general idea of the topography, and marks the important archaeological spots in the area.