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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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The stadium hosted the first modern olympic games. Constructed 130 years ago covered by white marble from the penteli quory north of Athens still glitters in a sunny day. It... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The stadium hosted the first modern olympic games. Constructed 130 years ago covered by white marble from the penteli quory north of Athens still glitters in a sunny day. It certainly is a must see monument by all visiting tourists in the center of Athens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On the site of an ancient stadium dating back to 330 BC. Photos can be taken from outside if on a budget but really worth the €5 entry fee to walk around with the free audio guide. You can climb to the top for great views of the stadium and enter the tunnel for an Olympics exhibition. 5-10 minutes walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its an impressive stadium that if you have time you must see! the size it's impressive especially when you know how old it is :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This stadium was one of our highlights in Athens! You can feel history and do not forget to visit the museum after running one cirle in the stadium! A MUST TO SEE!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my favorite place to visit. The whole experience for me was great and running on the track was magical. I would highly recommend this to others. The best view is the top in the middle. Some tricky and steep steps but worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a must, if you are in Athens. Do not go there at noon during July and August! When you finsh your visit and you are outside the stadium in front of the door and looking at the door, you follow your left hand and walk 2 minutes, you find steps next to you, you go up the stairs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is worth visiting. Across the street from the National Gardens, you can see the original track, sit in the marble thrones where the King and Queen once sat or stand on the #1 box where the champions have stood before you. Walk through the tunnel where gladiators and olympiads once walked. Visit the room where torches from previous olympics... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! There are so much history behind it and you can feel a buzz when you enter... would definitely recommend

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful building with origins over 2000 years ago. Have to climb to the top for amazing views. Portable audio guide provides interesting useful explanation on history and usage over the many centuries. There are the winning podiums for photo ops! Not forgetting the track to pretend to be running too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You are given an audio guide which will take you through this attraction. This is wonderfully informative and does an excellent job of creating a real atmosphere to this stadium. It is probably only an hour and a half at most but everything is really hands on so you can indeed sit in a throne or run round the track.... More 

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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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