Attica is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of Greece and its countryside. It is a peninsula projecting into the Aegean Sea.
The history of Attica is tightly linked with that of Athens, and specifically the Golden Age of Athens during the classical period.
With so much history in Athens alone, you will need a good amount of time spent in this wonderful city exploring the ancient ruins.
Make sure to visit Athens on your next holiday to Greece.
It is magical whatever time of year you visit Athens, with direct flights in to Athens International airport throughout the year, it is easily accessible from all destinations.
Marathon is a town in Greece and the site of the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE, in which the heavily outnumbered Athenian army defeated the Persians.
Legend has it that Pheidippides, a Greek herald at the battle, was sent running from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory, which is how the marathon running race was conceived in modern times.
You will find many beautiful towns and cities in Attica, that it will have you returning time and time again.
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