The historic city of Marathon is located in the northeastern part of Attica, at a distance of about 45 km. from the center of Athens. This is a destination that is ideal for those who have only a few hours to devote to a visit near the city of Athens. Its reputation is due to the famous battle of Marathon (490 BC) between Greek and Persian forces. An important archaeological find of the area is the Tomb of Marathon where there are honored the 192 soldiers who fell in the famous battle. Beyond its historical significance Marathon is known for its natural landscape and the azure coast.