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“Worth seeing, but only if you are already in Marathonas”

Marathon Run Museum
Ranked #7 of 21 things to do in Marathon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Worth seeing, but only if you are already in Marathonas”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

The entrance fee was only a few Euros, this tiny museum traces the history of the Greek (and Olympic) marathons.

We personally know a bunch of crazy people who regularly run marathons…..seeing this museum and tracing the history and culture of this event, now we better understand the WHYS and HOWS of this sporting event.

They have an interesting film that takes about 20 minutes to watch.

Right down the street, we found an excellent Taverna ("O Loulas") which had great food and service, but the menu is entirely in Greek.

Visited April 2014
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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“A great little museum that shouldn't be overlooked”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

I had the same private driver for the two days I was in Greece and on the first day he realized that I was a big fan of the Olympics. He knew that the following day he would be taking me out to Marathon and he found out about this little museum dedicated to the running of the marathon. With a donation from the IOC this museum has exhibits from every Olympic Marathon race since 1896. It also has a room dedicated to the most famous and successful Greek marathon runner. In a separate section of the museum it has many different exhibits to marathons that are ran throughout the world. If you are going to be in the town of Marathon to learn about the battle I suggest that you also remember this museum dedicated to the sporting event ran in honor of this battle.

Visited October 2013
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