More than 43.000 runners and 80.000 spectators participated in the events of "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" 2016!

Every 2nd  Weekend of November, one of the largest sport, cultural, and tourism events is taking place in Athens: ATHENS MARATHON. THE AUTHENTIC!



• 12.30: Opening Ceremony – Marathon Flame Lighting Ceremony (Marathon Tomb)
• 13.15: Torch Relay from the Marathon Tomb to the Marathon Start Venue
• 17.00: 10km Road Race OPAP


• 09.00: Historic Start of Marathon Race at Marathon Town
• 08:30: 5km Road Race STOIXIMAN
10.15: 1.2km Kids' Race
• 11.09: Estimated Finish Time of the 1st Male Marathon Runner

Entrance at the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Opening Ceremony venue in Marathon Tomb is FREE for spectators to attend  the above events.

The Marathon Race Start area is at Marathon Town. The start of the 5km & 10km Road Races is on Vass. Amalias Ave in Syntagma Square area.

The Panathenaic Stadium is ideally located in downtown Athens, just 1000m from the "Syntagma", "Acropolis" and "Evangelismos" metro stations. You can get there by metro, bus, taxi or even walk.

To find directions on Google, search for 'Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens’.

ATTENTION: No vehicles are allowed in the city centre of Athens and anywhere around the Panathenaic Stadium on Saturday 12th November 2022, from 15:00 to 20:00 and on Sunday November 13th 2022, from 05:00 to 17:45. Therefore, for your own convenience, we strongly recommend the use of public transport (metro).



All race routes will be free of vehicles. It is strictly prohibited for anyone (spectators, coaches etc.) other than the runners to move on all race lanes, in any type of vehicle. Parallel street lanes will also be free of traffic and dedicated to the Organising Committee accredited vehicles (ambulances, police vehicles, etc.). All spectators are kindly requested  to use public transportation (Metro and buses outside the race routes), indicated in the maps.

Especially for the 5km & 10km Road Races, individuals accompanying athletes are not allowed to move on the lanes next to the race stream. No escorting of athletes in any kind of vehicle (bicycle, motorcycle etc) is allowed either on the runners’ lane or the next one.

The presence of accompanying persons in any of the race lanes or the lane next to the race stream, or disobeying to police orders, will directly lead to their expulsion from the race route and the disqualification of the athletes they escort.


Access to the track of Panathenaic Stadium (finish venue) is allowed only to the finishing runners and the staff of the Organizing Committee with specific credentials on their accreditation. Friends, family members and coaches may access the designated spectators' area (stands), and should not try to enter the track area, as this will result in congestion and cause inconvenience to the runners exiting the Stadium and the staff of the Organizing Committee who will be trying to assist the runners. Moreover, it is prohibited for anyone to enter the Panathenaic Stadium with any type of vehicle (skates, bicycle, etc.). Runners must inform their friends and family members about these regulations.