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Schinias Beach

Schinias beach is the one on which the Persians landed at the Battle of Marathon.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

In eastern Attica, in the area of Marathon, there is the longest beach of Attica, with a total length of about 5 km. Over 3km is a free beach with a pine forest and is part of the protected wetland, while the other 2km are in an area with holiday houses, where there are sunbeds and beach bars.

What I can't see

The orientation of the beach favours swimmers, because the waters are not affected by northern winds. It is a very popular beach for the Athenians, who visit it on a daily bases. In antiquity, the Persians landed on this beach for the Battle of Marathon.


Field observation by scientific editors


Foka Ι., Valavanis P., (1994), Περίπατοι στην Αθήνα και την Αττική, τόποι, θεοί, μνημεία [Strolls in Athens and Attica, places, gods, monuments], Kedros