I would appreciate some logistics help on the feasibility of getting to various places in Marathon via public transportation, as a day trip from Athens. Fodor's Greece guidebook mentions a permanent free "Olympic Marathon" exhibit, housed at the Center for the Promotion of the Marathon Race (located at Marathon and 25th March streets).
As a runner, I see this as a "pilgrimage," but since I can't find any further info on this, does anyone know any info about this exhibit, when it's open, or how to get there? (I have found a few YouTube videos, as well as a Travel Blog, but they were all posted at least a few years ago.)
TA posters (back in November) had differing views on whether going to Marathon was even worth the effort, but to me it's important. But are other sites there in the area worth the effort, and how to get to them?? The Tomb there (5k S. of Marathon) is a replica (but of course the site it's on is real), with the original in Athens. Since I'm planning on spending a lot of time at the Athens museum, is the Arch. museum in Marathon (6k SW of the town) worth the visit?
I read that the 2009 fires in the area certainly marred the views, especially around Lake Marathon. It has only been 2 years, so how is recovery coming along?
Usually when I run into a roadblock on the logistics of getting to places, such as this trip, my thoughts go toward renting a car. I really don't want to do that in Athens, such a major city. Traffic nightmares! I've also read that the road to Marathon has lots of traffic.
I'd appreciate any up-to-date info on the Marathon area and sights there. Apparently it's not visited much, as there aren't any posts at all in 2011 here on TA's Attica section for Marathon.