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Panathenaic Stadium

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Address: Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
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The Old Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece, built of granite in late 19th...

The Old Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece, built of granite in late 19th century on the site of ancient Athens from the 4th Century; hosted the first modern games in1896.

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Walking distance from Hotel Zappion. This stadium brings memories from many years. The audio tour is a must. Step by step you hear of the history of this beautiful landmark. The... read more

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Normal, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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Walking distance from Hotel Zappion. This stadium brings memories from many years. The audio tour is a must. Step by step you hear of the history of this beautiful landmark. The first and last place we visited. Very powerful and a must see!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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Great, only 5E but you must pick up the free audio to understand the history. Terrific tribute to the tenancity of Greece in establishing the Olympic games at a time when other nations just wanted to use it as a side-show to publicise trade fairs, but also the tunnel/cave preserves a rare story about Greek women, plus of course -... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's nice to see the stadium, but I don't think I would have gotten so much out of it without the free audio guide. It tells the story of the stadium itself and also the Olympic Games, which was interesting! Took about 30 minutes

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular surroundings and informative audio guides that tell us about the history of this stadium. There is a nice museum with posters and the original torches from every Olympic game since 1900s. The kids loved it as they could run around on the track then stand on the podiums. The tickets came with access to the museum. Tickets for kids... More 

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Philadelphia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The most impressive part of seeing this stadium is the number of people that it holds. Many events are held here, but it is primarily to House Olympic type events. You can pay 1/2 euro to go inside, but you can see it all from the outside, ax it is an outside stadium.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a quick stop in Athens. It is only 5 euro and features a room with olympic torches. and it is a vast stadium which is a fun playground for kids. Quick and easy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun to go here! Fun to sit on the steps or to run a lap (or 50 m) on this track. Entree: 5 euro (normal ticket) and EU students are half price.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I personally love the Olympics so this was a real highlight for me. It's 5€ entry which includes a free audio guide if you want it. Inside the tunnel you can view all of the past Olympic torches which was awesome. I enjoyed running a lap of the track and standing on the podium. This was my favorite spot I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
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Huge Stadium which can accommodate around 80,000 persons at the same time and really once you are there you can imagine how huge this building and how Long it took them to build it

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rebuilt in the very early 20thC attempting to recreate the original, the Stadium is most impressive. The track is open to visitors as is a winners’ podium. So come, run, celebrate and take some photos.

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The elongated Panathenaic Stadium, built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, acts as grand gateway to the otherwise purely Athenian neighborhood of Pangrati. This area of typical small squares, busy main roads and residential streets will give you a clear sense of what living in this metropolis is like. A walk up quiet Markou Mousourou Street on the west side of the stadium will bring you past the First National Cemetery to Mets, home to many expats. Turn right to reach the charming Platia Varnava. East of the stadium, commercial Eratosthenous Street leads to rather nondescript Platia Plastira, from where Effranoros Street continues uphill to Platia Profiti Ilia, crowned by a huge church. Among the standard four- to six-story apartment blocks that typify Athens, Pangrati also boasts some genuinely authentic tavernas and the odd trendy bar.
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