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From Athens: Private Historic Tour to Marathon & Thermopylae

1. From Athens: Private Historic Tour to Marathon & Thermopylae

Visit some of the most interesting and exciting sites of historical battles in the ancient Greek world, and learn about the battles while doing so. See the sites of the Battle of Marathon and the Battle of Thermopylae, and see their associated museums and monuments. Learn about the Battle of Marathon, during the second campaign of the Persians against Greece, and how the Persians and Greeks fought on the plain of Marathon in 490 BC. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Marathon, which explores the history of the area from prehistoric times to the Roman period with archaeological finds from different periods in the area's history. See finds from the tombs of those who died in the battle, and items from the Roman Sanctuary of the Egyptian gods in Brexiza. Move on to the site of the Battle in the Straits of Thermopylae, and learn about Leonidas of Sparta, and the heroic efforts of the heavily outnumbered Greek forces. See the statue of Leonidas and the Thermopylae Museum, its three exhibition halls, and multimedia presentations. Stop at the springs of Thermopylae, and see the hot thermal water that runs through the area and stays at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) year-round. Take a coffee break here, where Hercules stopped to enjoy the natural spa after his triumphs. Return to Athens at the end of the day.

Athens: Private Divine Delphi Family Excursion

2. Athens: Private Divine Delphi Family Excursion

Once believed to be the center of the world and the site at which Apollo spoke through his oracle, Delphi is definitely a must-see location. Embark on this amazing full-day private excursion, especially catered for families. You will explore the amazing treasures of Delphi, while your child-friendly state-licensed guide will tell you stories and myths that will make the experience also engaging children. After you explore the site, the children will have the opportunity to feel like artists, as they enjoy a unique painting workshop with a specialized insider guide. Depending on your mood and interests, you can then either visit a calm space that offers amazing views, or have a walk through the mountain town of Arachova for a refreshment, or even lunch.

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