Welcome to our 3rd stop: Attika marble route!
Attika is the renowned region of Athens, the city named after the goddess Athena offering the city as a gift the olive tree and the owl, sign of wisdom. Marble in Attika is famous from antiquity for its white marble, extracted in the nearby mountain of Penteli.
In Attika, there are world famous monuments made of marble, such as the Acropolis or the Panathenaic marble stadium in Athens but also beautiful lean landscapes under the nicest sky.
The marble route in Attika is a 2 days guided tour to thousands of years of history and culture and combines ancient monuments and museums, a folk museum, history, athletics, modern extraction and processing of marble and culture.
The National archeological Museum is the start point of the tour and the ancient conservatory Herodion under Acropolis to attend one of the performances of the Athens Festival in the evening is its closure.
The tour includes the visit of Dionysos marble quarry and processing establishments, as well as monuments of Marathon, the classical Marathon route ending to the ancient Panathenaic stadium, covered with marble, used as Olympic stadium in the first Olympic games of the new era.Below we provide a virtual tour of the main highlights of the route along with information and photos for all the points of interest. For more detailed information please visit the itineraries of this region.