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Nafplio Marathon

Quick facts

Location Nafplion, Greece

Distance Marathon

Rescheduled to 29 Nov 2020

Previous date: 17 May 2020

About Nafplio Marathon

Nafplio or Anapli is the capital of Argolida Regional Unity and the main port of the eastern Peloponnese. It is one of the most picturesque cities in the country and was the capital of the Greek state during the period 1828 – 1833. The historical center of Nafplio has been characterized as a traditional settlement.

According to Greek mythology, the city owes its name to its settler Nafplion, the son of god Neptune and Amymonis, who at the site of today’s city founded Nauplia. In fact, archaeological findings prove the existence of the city since the Mycenaean years.

Nafplio is a favorite destination for the inhabitants of Attica and Peloponnese through-out the winter-summer season.

Run in Nafplio Marathon and enjoy one of the most romantic city of Greece. The race offers runners the chance to have a unique experience. 
Participating in the Nafplio Marathon  provides a remarkable experience  for runners to run along a beautiful coastal route at one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Peloponnisos, with a rich history, natural, privileged beauty. The Nafplio marathon promises to be a thrill for runners, as they run along the flat surface and enjoy the breathtaking views.


Marathon Race

  • 42.195km

Half Marathon road race

  • 21.098km

5km Road Race

  • 5km

2,5km Road Race

  • 2.5km



Hotel AMALIA is the official hotel of the Event and offers discounts to the participants and their accompanying persons for their staying during the event. Each booking will be made directly by the interested participant by contacting the headquarters of AMALIA Hotels at +30 210 6072120, Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.00. For more accommodation in the city of Nafplio and nearby, follow the link:

Age Limit

Participants in Marathon/Half Marathon Race should be at least 18 years old. Participants in 5km Road Race should be at least 12 years old and for 2,5km Fun run should be over 7 years old. Participants under 10 years old must be accompanied.

Aid Stations

During the event, Medical Service, Rescue Team and First Aid personnel will be in the start-finish area and at selected points on the route. For more information please visit the runners guide

Award Medals

Podium ceremony takes place for the three first winners of the general category of male and female participants to the races with timing: Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5 km. Classification by age category is recorded in the official results. Cup is awarded only to the first male and female winner of the races with timing. Podium Medal and Certificate is awarded to the three first male & female winners of the general category of races with timing. Finishers unique Medal will wait all the participants at the finish line. Digital Certificate will be provided to all participants after the announcement of the official results, through a special application of the website.

Equipment Storage

There is equipment storage near the start/finish line area. 

Maximum Time

Time limit for the Marathon race is six hours (06:00), for Half Marathon race is three hours (03:00), for 5 km time limit is one hour (01:00) and for 2,5 km is 30 minutes (00:30).

Provided Photo Service

There will be finish line photographer for all the participants on Marathon, Half marathon and 5km. The photo service is free of charge

Race Kit Includes

BIB Number. Electronic chip timekeeping (applicable on Marathon, half marathon and 5 km). Official T-shirt of the event. Unique finishers’ Medal. Participants bag. Finish line photographs with runners’ name & time (applicable on races with timing). Discount Card for Museums & Archaeological Sites. Digital participation certificates. Bag storage service (applicable on races with timing). High quality medical support. Full high standards athletes’ services. Pasta Party. 50% discount for transportation with KTEL Argolis. Special prices on accommodation. Sponsors’ gifts.


Along the course of the races there will be situated support and refreshment stations for all the runners. At the stations, there will be authorized personnel to contact in case of any emergency. For Marathon & Half-Marathon race: After the 5 km and every 2,5 km there will be station providing bottle water. After the 10 km and every 5 km there will be station providing isotonic drink. Bottled water and isotonic drink will be available to runners at the Start/ Finish line as well. For 5 km race: There will be refreshment station at the 2,5 km providing bottle water. Bottled water will be available to runners at the Start/ Finish line as well.


Dutch MYLAPS timing systems will be used, the same as those used in the Authentic Marathon of Athens.

Nafplio Marathon Route Map

Nafplio Marathon Route Map


Nafplion, Greece


Andrea Siggrou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.