A trip to Marathonas and a visit to its archeological site and museum is something you must do when you will visit Athens. As you will discover when you get there Marathonas is one of the most beautiful places in Attica. The road passes by gardens, vineyards, olive groves and wild vegetation as well as by the artificial Marathonas Lake with the impressive marble dam. In the surrounding area you can find many beautiful beaches for swimming and sunbathing. The most famous one is Schinias (it is located in an area of unique beauty which has been announced as National Park) where the pine tree forest almost reaches the sandy beach. You can also visit the archeological site of Ramounta (12 km away from Marathonas).