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Archaeological Museum of Marathon

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Address: Vranas, Marathon 190 07, Greece

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Tombs were the best.

Firstly Trip Advisor has got its maps wrong again.I have marked the position on a map.You have maybe 4 rooms with the usual pottery,jewellery,body casts etc.Before you leave make... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Steven R
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is so worth a visit...the museum is very modern inside and outside and you walk inside and to see the antiquities of Greece so simply and perfectly displayed is breathing... the old and new really works ... a coffee on the terrace with amazing views of the Acropolis is unforgettable... a real plus the staff are super friendly and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is really compact but really packed with beautifully presented local artefacts with clear explanations. It showcases so well the local history and wealth of culture which Marathon has to offer. Some artefacts were excavated during the oreparations for the olympic rowing centre nearby.

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Thank lwlunches
Napoli-Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It does not have a large collection, but this small museum is interesting as it displays the objects found in the Marathon area, as well as indicates the other main sites to visit. Among others, the Trophy column if Marathon and the beautiful statues form the Nea Makri Sanctuary of Egyptian Gods. A pre-historic tomb can also be visited some... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Good day out from Athens which includes entry to other sites tombs are also included a very interesting

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Thank David L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

It is a very nice visit but to get there you need a car. Their archeological findings have grown tge past two years.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

It's only a small museum, but it's worth the short drive off the main highway - just make sure you follow the road around to the left when it forks, rather than the right fork up the hill, otherwise you'll end up in a military area :-) Displays the original capital of the column which was erected to thank the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Firstly Trip Advisor has got its maps wrong again.I have marked the position on a map.You have maybe 4 rooms with the usual pottery,jewellery,body casts etc.Before you leave make sure you ask to see the ancient tombs as they are y outside and locked.You get to walk around primitive mud tombs 3000 BC.They were the highlight for me.I took a... More 

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Thank Steven R
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Although this area is veOne of the most important muesums in the areary popular for the Marathon battle and more. There are a just a few museums in the east Attica to visit. This is one of the most important. Make sure it is open prior to visit!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

A great smaller museum packed with local archaeological treasures and history! Ancient Egyptian as well as Greek artifacts, ancient tombs, a wonderful walk through the different exhibits on the grounds.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Marathon is interesting but not only because of the race. There are archeological remains overt 4000 years old available in this museum. And many younger ones. About the original marathon... they have the Ionic capital on which the Nike stood that the Athenians placed in Marathon to celebrate their victory. (Νίκη means victory. ) They also have some wonderful Egyptian... More 

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