Visit Marathon Lake in Marathon, Greece
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Marathon Lake is located in the beautiful Greek region of Attica on the Aegean Sea. It features crystal-clear waters and picturesque beaches and woodlands. These are both scenic and relaxing. But, it feels much more remote. It has an incredible mountainous landscape and natural woodland. The best thing about Marathon is that you can rest assured your visit will be memorable! Visit Lake Marathon and enjoy the pure natural beauty.
About Marathon Lake
Marathon Lake is a lake in the municipality of Marathon in Attica, Greece. It was formed by the construction of Marathon Dam and was inaugurated in 1974. The dam’s reservoir is pretty large, and the lake itself is sizable. Marathon Lake is among the biggest lakes in Greece and one of the most beautiful ones. Its waters are crystal clear. Its beaches are sandy and clean with many facilities. For instance, it has sun loungers, cafes, and restaurants with live music.
What to Do at Marathon Lake
If you’re visiting Marathon, there are many things to do here. If you’re lucky enough to arrive on a Monday or Friday, you can enjoy the local market, which takes place every week. It is ideal for water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, or jet skiing. A pleasant walk along the banks will take visitors to a large beach area. The beach area has shallow waters suitable for children.
Also, there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars. All these serve delicious Greek food and drinks. If you want to get some exercise, you’ll enjoy many walking trails around the lake. They provide fantastic views over the water and surrounding area. For those who like more extreme sports, hiking trails take you into the nearby mountains. Here, you’ll climb rocks or ride horses through forested areas.
Getting to Marathon Lake
Marathon is accessible via bus from Athens. Several buses run daily from the city center to Marathon. The buses leave from Athinas Square and run until around 23:00 each night. The journey takes about an hour and a half. You can purchase tickets online or at any kiosk or newsstand near Athinas Square. You can also buy your return ticket to Athens on the same day of travel. If you’re traveling with luggage, there are two luggage storage facilities. You’ll find these located inside the KTEL Bus Terminal at Athinas Square.
Marathon Lake is an excellent vacation destination. It is ideal for those who love water sports and outdoor activities. You’ll love it for its natural beauty. It also excels in ecological importance provided by its wildlife and plant species. You can also love it for its historical significance.
Those who visit the lake will find themselves near plenty of shops and restaurants. These facilities specialize in fresh seafood. Marathon Lake is close to a variety of tourist attractions. It gives visitors easy access to some of Greece’s most breathtaking landscapes. Contact us today to book a tour of the lake area!
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