Spend the Day at Lake Marathon Greece
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Athens is one of those cities that people flock to from all over the world. Whether you enjoy history or simply want to enjoy the modern Greek life, you certainly won’t run out of things to do while here. However, besides there being plenty to do within the city, there are also some worthwhile day trips you might want to take. This is an especially good option if you’re spending an extended amount of time in Athens. Lake Marathon is one of those places that can offer a peaceful escape from busy city life.
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Getting to Lake Marathon
If you want to spend time at Lake Marathon, it makes sense to begin your journey in Athens. It is about an hour’s drive by car or taxi from the center of the city, depending on the traffic. Total, the ride is about 50 kilometers in distance. You can also take a tour bus or public transportation. There are some great views along the way, however, so it is much easier to get more out of the excursion if you drive yourself.
About Lake Marathon
The lake is actually a water supply reservoir embedded in a beautiful mountainous area. The Marathon Dam was constructed in the 1930s and served as Athens’ main supply of water for decades. The lake itself is fairly large (approximately a mile across). Multiple walkways have been built around the area so that people can enjoy the lake from all sides. A bridge also goes across the lake, but it is quite narrow and really only for cars to traverse.This region is not crowded with tourists like Athens is. Quiet and serene, the lake is a great place to get away from the noise and crowds of people in the city. If cozy cafes and stone boardwalks sound good to you, add Lake Marathon to your Greek itinerary.
What to Do at Lake Marathon
The most popular thing to do at Lake Marathon is to simply walk around and enjoy the views. Many people find a bench to rest at and watch the colors on the lake change as the sun goes down. It’s definitely best to go on a nice, clear day. For safety reasons, there aren’t many areas for swimming. However, visit Shkinias beach on the lake and you will find people diving there. Bird watching is also a popular activity, as there are plenty of birds to watch, such as hawks and oils.
You should also be sure to explore the surrounding area. There are cafes nearby to sit in and there is also the archaeological site at Marathon nearby to check out. If you head to the site, be sure to spend time in th museum, as well.
Lake marathon is on of those places that makes for a great day trip from Athens. You should consider spending time here!
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