A tour led by Sissi. Marathon is a sacred place full of energy, nature, and history, the very place where the Marathon long-distance race was born thousands of years ago. Travel with Sissi and find out the story hidden behind the first Marathon run in history. Through an amazing stroll in nature, with the spring flourishing at the period, you will enjoy a field full of flowers, plants, and many olive trees. Nature will help Sissi narrate the epic battle that happened back to 490 b.C. in the Marathon field. Are you ready to stand right on the field where one of the most important ancient Greek history events took place and changed the strategic approach of the battles that followed it? It all took place in the Valley of Marathon. A view of the tomb of Marathon and the victory trophy of the battle, along with the narrative referring to the ancient philological sources will bring to life for you this epic battle among the Greeks and the Persians.
Our philosophy is to provide experiential tours and activities - live or virtual - that engage travelers in a unique and entertaining way. We are committed to sharing our “insider” knowledge and give our guests the opportunity to look below the surface and see Greece through our eyes, as we know and love it. Our ultimate objective is for our guests to have a fabulous time while discovering Greece’s history, culture and way of life. Meet our Guides: Nota, archaeologist and licensed tour guide from 2013. A wonderfully enthusiastic and inspiring professional guide, Nota has escorted many guests in Athens over the years and received high praise. Not only has she led numerous tours around Athens, she is internationally accomplished having led tours throughout mainland Greece and the Greek Islands, across the Aegean Sea including Asia Minor, as well as Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia. Born and bred in Athens, Nota has been travelling to Turkey for many years, captivated by its multicultural history and the warm local hospitality. With a degree in Archaeology and Art History and post-graduate studies in Byzantine Archaeology (at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris), she is a specialist in Byzantine art, architecture and history. She has excavated and surveyed at a number of sites in Cappadocia and elsewhere in Turkey, and at sites in Greece, ranging from the island of Kos to central Athens. Alongside her academic studies, she has worked for a specialist Byzantine photo-library in Paris and for a number of cultural institutions. A native Greek-speaker, she is fluent in English and French (and is picking up Turkish too) and puts her language skills to use as a freelance translator and editor. Nota likes nothing better than exploring Greece’s ancient sites in good company and sharing her passion and knowledge of history, arts, culture and landscapes of Mediterranean with her guests. Sissy, archaeologist and licensed tour guide. As an archaeologist, Sissi has participated in a large number of excavations all over Greece, while she is currently finishing her PhD on ancient Greek sculpture, studying more specifically god Apollo and his family. She is deeply interested, and focuses on her tours in the ancient Greek religion, society structure, mythology and philosophy searching for the inner meanings of human existence, through an amazing journey in time.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Marathon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Marathon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
01 May 2021
I appreciated this tour and Sissi's effort to communicate the information. I understant that it's not easy to get to site (filming prohibitions), so this is not a problem for me. It's beyond price that I can see this place again and the valley of Marathon.
01 May 2021
Excellent Guide and tour
30 April 2021
Fully recommended tour if you are into the history of ancient Greece. Sissi is an extraordinary, very professional, and knowledgeable guide, who communicates her joy doing her planned and extremely well-delivered job.
30 April 2021
Shame we couldn’t ‘walk’ the battlefield instead of skirting around the perimeter fence. Had a view of the Athenian burial mound in the distance, but difficult to get an appreciation of the area.
30 April 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the historical tour with a highly qualified guide....thought I wouldn't enjoy but I did! Thank you. I want to go to Greece NOW👌