Welcome day, Saturday, May 5, 2018: Early afternoon, the athletes will be transported by bus (around 3 hours’ drive) to the city of “Sparta” at the Central Peloponnese. The pick-up place will depend on the final time and date of their arrival and will be arranged at a later stage. Free afternoon and evening in the city.
Welcome dinner and overnight in a Hotel/s at the city of Sparta.
1st DAY of the March Sunday, May 6, 2018 Comments by Pavlos
7:15 – 07:45 Gathering of all participating athletes.
07:45 Opening Ceremony in Sparta, under the statue of “Leonidas”.
08:30 The march starts. ETAPE 1 Distance 49 km. Route: Sparta – "Tegea"
Heading towards the North, we cross the "Evrotas River" and through the regions of ancient "Sellasia", Alepochori, "Vlachokerasia" (Mt Parnon), Manthyrea, we reach the archaeological site of Tegea in Tripolis plateau. Overnight in "Kalteziotis Mansion" at Kapsia .
2nd DAY of the March Monday, May 7, 2018 ETAPE 2 Comments by Pavlos
Distance 44 km. Route: Tegea - "Kandila"
We continue moving northwards and after crossing the city of "Tripoli", passing next to the archaeological sites of "Mantinea" and "Orhomenos", we arrive in Candela area. Overnight in "Kalteziotis Mansion" at Kapsia
3rd DAY of the March Tuesday, May 8, 2018 ETAPE 3 Comments by Pavlos
Distance 48 km. Route: Kandila - "Ancient Nemea".
Climbing the mount of "Artemissio", the highest point of the route to Thermopylae, we end up in Ancient Nemea after passing through the villages of "Skotini", Platani, Galatas and the town of "Nemea". Overnight at Nafplio city.
4th DAY of the March Wednesday, May 9, 2018 ETAPE 4 Comments by Pavlos
Distance 53 km. Route: Ancient Nemea - "Perachora"
Passing through the ancient "Stadium of Nemea", the villages of Chiliomodi and Solomos, we reach the "archaeological site of Corinth" and continiuing througth "Corinth city", "Corinth Canal" and "Loutraki" city we arrive in the vicinity of Perachora. Overnight at Loutraki city.
5th DAY of the March Thursday, May 10, 2018 ETAPE 5 Comments by Pavlos
We crosss the foothills of Mount Gerania and after descending to sea level in the areas of Schino, Bambakies "Alepochori", Psatha we continue up to the mount Cethaeron and end at Patima-Vilia area. Overnight at Vilia village.
6th DAY of the march Friday, May 11, 2018 ETAPE 6 Comments by Pavlos
Crossing the Mount of "Cethaeron", a landscape of unique beauty and panoramic sight greets us. It leads into the village of Aliartos, passing through the archaeological sites of "Plataea", and "Thespies". Overnight at "Thebes" city.
7th DAY of the March Saturday, May 12, 2018 ETAPE 7 Comments by Pavlos
Distance 55 km. Route: Aliartos - "Modi"
This route (ETAPE 6) is almost entirely flat and somewhat monotonous. Nevertheless, it leads us to our today’s destination (Modi area), via important historical and archeological places like "Thourio" and "Chaeronea". Overnight at Amficlea village.
8th DAY of the March Sunday, May 13,2018 ETAPE 8 final Comments by Pavlos
Distance 31 km. Route: Modi - "Thermopylae" Back to the beauty of paths with incredible views across mount "Kalidromo". While descending towards the finish, at Thermopylae, we pass through the villages of "Mendenitsa" and "Anavra".
Closing ceremony (ovation, awards of memorabilia, dinner with local food, music and other surprises).
Late at night bus transport of all participants to the city of Athens. Check in at the hotel and overnight.
Next day Monday, May 14, 2018: Participants can either depart for their trip back home or extend their holidays to explore the City of Athens, its museums and neighborhoods on their own.
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Epic March on the route of “the 300 of Sparta"