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Municipality of Marathon (Greece)

Beach access for persons with reduced mobilityWelcome to Municipality of Marathon

A city reverberating with historic symbolism. A Grecian Eden, Marathon is a truly unique destination.

On the east coast of Attica, Marathon offers a large array of gorgeous sightseeing, splendid beaches, and unique monuments which attract travellers of diverse origin, providing them with the traditional Greek hospitality. It is therefore suited to all tastes.

The area also boasts a 25-mile long coastline, comprising popular, as well as quieter beaches, with isolated sandy areas and unspoiled crystal-clear waters. The protected and safe gulf is suitable for swimming and several water-related activities (snorkeling, windsurfing, etc) for nine months a year.

Accessibility

This sunny destination is welcoming to all visitors, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age, with countless opportunities for exploring.  People with access needs are invited to enjoy high quality integrated services here.

The vast majority of sites within the municipality are accessible (archaeological sites, museums, Marathon dam, organised beaches, areas of outstanding natural beauty) and many hotels provide easy access for people with disabilities (ramps and elevators, specially equipped spaces and hygiene facilities, comfortable access in other areas).

Accessible paths and trails are provided for people with mobility problems and visual impairments. These paths take in large parts of the municipality's coastline and the National Park of Schinias. This Park has also a multi-language audio guide system, many labelled paths and an observatory with a panoramic view of the area's, all of which are suitable for wheelchair passage. In addition, the Park's tour programme is specially designed for families with children in order to give them an enjoyable tour which also introduces the idea of environmental protection.

Sightseeing tips

  • Walk in the valley where Miltiades and the Athenian heroes shielded the future of Europe;
  • Run in the footsteps of the first marathon runner messenger conveying the message of victory to the Athenians;
  • Follow the path the first marathon runners ran in the modern history of Olympic Games;
  • Experience today’s relaxing way of local life by the sea with a glass of wine, enjoying local flavours.
Last update: 16/09/2014 | Top