Marathon Lake

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At the historical municipality of Marathon, at the northeastern part of Attica, 28 km from the centre of Athens, the dam of the artificial lake of Marathon is one of the most impressive sites of the area. The lake occupies an area of 2,450,000 m2 and is one of the 10 most important wetlands of Attica due to the great number of species that live there. It was created in 1931 with the erection of the dam and until 1959 was the basic source of water for Athens. The most important location of the municipality of Marathon is the famous Tomb, where they buried the 192 soldiers who fell in the battle against the Persians, in 490 BC. Nearby is the quiet beach of Marathon, ideal for families, since it has shallow waters. Here, there are taverns which serve fresh fish.
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