Marathon lies on the east coast of Attica, in an area in which a whole series of resorts have developed in recent years, extending from Schinias by way of Marathon Beach and Nea Makri to Agios Andreas and Mati. The extensive beaches south of Marathon offer excellent bathing and recreational facilities.
Apart from the present-day village, the name of Marathon is associated with two ancient sites, the Soros (burial mound) of the Athenians and the Soros of the Plataeans at Vranas, as well as the modern reservoir (Lake Marathon).
Solitary bay with pebbles and sand. Unfortunately access is possible only by boat or on foot and after a little walking.
Small sandy beach within the protected bay of Schinias (Marathon) is located about 43 km northeast of the city center. The small beach is well organized with sun beds, umbrellas and bar and offers possibility for sport in the sand, which attracts many people, especially young people who wish to combine swimming with water sports.
Rocky beach in front of the settlement Dikastika in Schinias bay (Marathon) is located in a secluded location shortly after the Tomb of Marathon and within 43 kilometers northeast of the city center. This is a beach with rocks, or rather on some cliffs suitable for spectacular diving in crystal clear waters.
Sandy beach front and near the resort town Zouberi located about 1 kilometer south of the center of Nea Makri. The beach has no special organization, only a few umbrellas and sunbeds, and the water is so shallow and offered for families with young children and elderly.