Distances and Driving Times

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 What are the distances to various places in the local and Athens area?

How far is your house from the sea?

How far is your house from the Athens Airport?

Do you have a map of the Athens area?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 What are the distances to various places in the local and Athens area?

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Please refer to the map of the area for distances from Schinias to other places within the Athens area. In 490 BC the Battle of Marathon occurred at Schinias on the Marathon Plains where the Athenians defeated the Persians. The Greek army sent a runner to Athens, near the Acropolis, to announce the victory. This historical event gave birth to the modern Marathon Run. Today, our four lane expressway pretty much follows the route of the original Marathon Run of about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Schinias to downtown Athens. However now, unlike ancient days, travel time not distance is the primary consideration, especially during traffic hours. The following table gives times from Schinias to several locations within the Athens area and the local Marathon area

 

Location

Driving Time

Remarks

Aegean Sea

0

Just walk out the back gate and into the sea.

Schinias Beach & Bus Stop

5-10 minutes

Always plenty of free and convenient parking.

Kato Souli & Bus Stop

10-15 minutes

Always plenty of free and convenient parking.

Marathon & Bus Stop

15-20 minutes

Always plenty of free and convenient parking.

Marathon Beach Waterfront

15-20 minutes

Always plenty of free and convenient parking.

Nea Makri Waterfront

25-30 minutes

Free parking.

Rafina & Ferry Terminal

30-40 minutes

Free parking adjacent to port and surrounding area.

St Sthepanous & Train Station

40-50 minutes

Free parking adjacent to train station and surrounding area.

Attica Odos

40-50 minutes

Via 4 lane divided highway. The toll on the Attica Odos is now €2.50 Euros.

Athens Airport

50-60 minutes

Via 4 lane divided highway and controlled access highway. Always plenty of paid and convenient parking.

Downtown Athens

(Nearest Subway Stop)

55-60 minutes

Via 4 lane divided highway. Extremely limited parking. Bus is recommended

Downtown Athens

(Friendship Stadium and Convention Center)

55-60 minutes

Via 4 lane divided highway and controlled access highway.

Downtown Athens

(Acropolis)

60-75 minutes

4 lane divided highway and controlled access highway most of journey. Very limited parking. Bus and subway are recommended. Heavy traffic during week.

Cape Sounion

75-85 minutes

Free parking. Easy drive. 4 lane divided highway and controlled access highway for most of journey

Piraeus

1 -2 hours

Very limited parking. Extremely heavy traffic. Taxi recommended.

Corinth, Loutrakie Casino, Isthmus Canel

2-2 hours

4 lane divided highway and controlled access highway for journey. Plenty of free parking.

Epidavos, Myceana

2 -3 hours

4 lane divided highway and controlled access highway for most of journey.

Delphi

3-3 hours

Always a delightful place to visit

Mykonos

3-3 hours

Drive to Rafina and take the Sea Jet to Mykonos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How far is your house from the sea?

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Our house is directly on the shore of the Aegean Sea. The terrain between our back yard and the sea is a “green area” left undisturbed from its natural state. There are several paths leading from our back gate to the sea. The shortest path is approximately 30 meters (yards) long. Other paths vary in distance up to around a hundred meters. The sea shore is covered in low shrubbery characteristic of a Mediterranean climate changing to a rocky marble shore line at the water’s edge. The sea water is deep enough in many places to allow diving off the rocks into the sea. The water, typical of Greece, is crystal clear. Snorkeling and swimming are delightful. The rocky coastline provides ample places for swimming and sunbathing in private.

 

 

How far is your house from the Athens Airport?

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The Schinias Marathon area hosted several Olympic events. The impact of the Olympics on the area was immense from the perspective of transportation improvements to and from Athens and the airport. We now have a new four lane divided highway connecting us directly to downtown Athens and to its airport. The distance to the airport is approximately 50 kilometers and the driving time is less than an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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