Marathon is a town close to Athens, very famous for the battle of Marathon, the Marathon Dam and the Archaeological Museum.
The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC, in which the heavily outnumbered Athenian army defeated the Persians. The Tymbos is now marked by a marble memorial stele and surrounded by a small park.
The Marathon dam created for the primary purpose of municipal water supply. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, it was the sole supplier of water to Athens until 1959. It was also designed to be a symbol of Ancient Greece, particularly Athenians and the Battle of Marathon.
The Archaeological Museum of Marathon is situated in Vranas and is characterized as an historic heritage gem of the city. The Archaeological Museum is divided into six large rooms, in which, the rare findings are being exposed.