Use one of your free days in Athens to visit the legendary Marathon Beach Resort in Nea Makri and live an experience that will stay with you forever. A benchmark for the 70s, 80s and 90s, the hotel was radically renovated to offer its visitors unique moments of relaxation, located about 28 km from the centre of Athens.
Start your day here by the pool (entrance and deck chair €5 on weekdays, €7 weekends) with endless swimming and sunbathing. The loungey and cheerful tunes keep you company as you enjoy one of the signature refreshments on offers, such as the express sun tan (carrot, mango, watermelon and orange juice) or the coconut & lime lemonade (coconut and lime with refreshing Sprite). If you're feeling a little peckish, the updated pool restaurant's menu will satisfy all your desires with an accompaniment of delicious, fresh salads, a variety of snacks, pasta and BBQ options.
An alternative option, especially for the afternoon and evening, is the Bayside Restaurant with its imaginative and chic open-air space. Here, the star of the show is the Mediterranean cuisine with dishes that captivate even the most discerning palate. Try the fresh salmon fillet with smoke of star anise cooked in lime sea salt, beetroot puree, octopus carpaccio with mint, basil, sundried tomato, parmesan chips and a pink grapefruit vinaigrette, chickpea cream infused with chorizo, smoky red peppers and saffron and wild mushroom risotto infused with white truffle oil.