09:00

Starting point: Syntagma Square

09:00 – 10:00

Transfer to Marathon.

10:00 – 11:00

Introduction to the history of the area and the basics of an archaeological excavation, from fieldwork and planning, to photographing and dry-sieving.

11:00 – 11:15

Snacks and refreshments at the Excavation site.

11:15 – 12:30

Learn from the Pros: World-class archaeologists share their inspiration, insight and approach to their craft.

  • Basic types of artifacts with an emphasis on prehistoric pottery, including identifying and dating specimens.
  • Basic principles of environmental archaeology plus different methods for retrieving environmental data from the sites, including soil sampling and flotation.

12:30 – 13:30

Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Marathon. Located near the Prehistoric Cemetery of Vranas, the museum showcases artifacts unearthed in the surrounding area, which date from the Neolithic through to the late Roman Period.

13:45 – 15:30

Discover the traditional Greek cuisine at Psaras, a restaurant located by the beach of Marathon. Family owned and operated since 1950, O Psaras is the ideal destination for delicious ouzomeze and fresh fish, while boasting spectacular views of the Aegean Sea.

15:30 – 17:00

Transfer to Syntagma Square.

17:00

Ending Point: Syntagma Square

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