TRANSPORTATION TO THE START ΑREA OF MARATHON RACE (including Power Walking)

Any transportation required for participants/ volunteers/ staff members and partners, before and after the event, will be conducted according to the Guidelines issued by the National Public Health Organization concerning transportation and that will be valid on November 2021. In cases where vehicles are used by the event organizer with over than 1 passenger, a double protective mask is required by all passengers including drivers/escorts.

TRANSPORTATION TO THE START ΑREA OF MARATHON RACE (including Power Walking)

Buses that will be departing constantly from six (6) different points within the Athens Center, from 05.30AM up to 06.45AM, will be used by the ATHENS MARATHON Organizing Committee for the (direct and without any stop) transfer of all runners participating in the Marathon Race and Power Walking to the Marathon Start area. After 06.45AM, it will no longer be possible for late runners to use our transportation.

The selected departure stations are:

1) Metro Station (Line 2) «Syngrou-Fix», along   Syngrou   Avenue  - boarding from “Syngrou” exit - last bus to depart at 06.15

2) Metro Station (Line 2)  «Panepistimio», along  Panepistimiou  street  - boarding from “Panepistimio” exit

3) Metro Station (Line 2 & 3) «Syntagma», along Vas.  Amalias  Avenue  - boarding from both sides of the platform

4) Metro Station (Line 3) «Evangelismos», along Vas. Sofias Avenue

5) Metro Station (Line 3) «Katechaki»,  along Mesogeion Avenue

6) ISAP Station «Omonoia», on 3rd Septemvriou Avenue- Omonoia Square

For the fastest and unhindered boarding of runners at the boarding points, it is recommended that runners use the following Metro stops for boarding buses, since they come from the following areas, avoiding the Syntagma Central Station:

• Metro & ISAP Station «Omonoia»: Pireus, Kallithea, Tavros, Petralona, Patisisa, Nea Ionia, Irakleio, Maroussi, Kifisia

• Metro Station «Panepistimio»: Peristeri, Ilion, Petroupoli, Agioi Anargyri

• Metro Station «Syngrou-Fix»:Neos Kosmos, Koukaki, Kallithea, Nea Smyrni, Dafni, Agios Dimiotrios, Ilioupoli, Alimos, Argyroupoli, Elliniko, Glyfada

• Metro Station «Katechaki»: Psychiko, Papagou, Cholargos, Chalandri, Agia Paraskevi

 

50% of the participants will be asked to arrive at the departure stations from 05.30am to 06.15am using the above Metro stations.

The second 50% of the participants will be asked to arrive at the departure stations from 06.15am to 06.45am using the above Metro stations.

• Arrival instructions will be communicated to participants in detail, via printed and electronic material. The main concern is the encouragement and instruction for the use of all the stations that enable the approach to the starting area in order to achieve the separation / dispersion of the runners’ arrival and to prevent overcrowding.

The boarding of the participants in the buses of the event for their transportation from Athens to the City of Marathonas, will be carried out in accordance with the current provisions and the sanitary regulations of EODY, concerning the passenger transport, using buses and EDC vehicles, with strictly obligatory instructionts for all participants / runners and the accompanying staff of the event for the use of a protective mask.

ATTENTION: In order to avoid inconvenience, the O.C. of AMA advises runners not to use their own means of transportation to the Starting Area. Runners who will go to the start by their own means must: (a) be at the starting area (Marathon) at least one hour before the start time of the first race, ie no later than 08:00' ,taking into account the distance that runners will have to walk from their disembarkation parking to the starting point (approximately 800m), (b) to take into account that on the route of the Marathon there will be a traffic ban on both streams of Marathonos Avenue from 08:00'.


 



Athens, the city of intellect, is part of the Attica basin situated at the south-eastern tip of the Greek mainland. The city of Athens is the capital of Greece and it is the country’s heart and its economic and industrial, as well as political and cultural centre.


Marathon is not just one of the most famous toponyms around the world, but also a city worth visiting and admiring for its natural beauty and enchanting atmosphere.
Built on the northeast coast of Attica, just 40 km away from Athens, Marathon has become a very attractive destination for visitors, as it is only twenty minutes away from Athens International Airport and just ten minutes away from the port of Rafina, a port that connects the Greek capital with the cosmopolitan Aegean islands.