Mount Pentelicus or Pentelikon is a mountain range in Attica, situated north-east of Athens and south-west of Marathon. Its highest point is the peak Pyrgari, elevation 1,109 m. The mountain is covered in large part with forest (about 60 or 70%), and can be seen from southern Athens.
Even since antiquity, Mount Pentelicus has been famous for its marble, which was used for the construction of the Acropolis and other buildings of ancient Athens.
Nearby Marathon is where the heavily outnumbered Athenian army defeated the Persians in 490 BC. The name of the ‘marathon race’ derives from the legend of Greek runner Pheidippides, who was said to have run from the town of Marathon to Athens, only to die of exhaustion minutes after announcing that the Persians had been defeated.
Marathonas’ artificial lake, situated just behind the mountain, has also been affected by the fire but remains a scenic spot very close to the city centre.
Not far from here is the tomb of Marathon, site of the legendary battle.
As you get to off road nature, you will be astonished by its every detail and by its fantastic off road tracks suited to your needs whether you are a beginner or a pro!
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