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Panathenaic Stadium

Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 21 0752 2985
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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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Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 21 0752 2985
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok basic info..5€ entrance fee. Free audio tour, bathrooms were .50€ Easy to get to, totally worth doing. You can run a lap and feel like an Olympic champion...lol

Thank millie516
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I loved this place. Audio guides are provided. A must see and offers great photo opportunities.

Thank SeaininBrennan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here as part of our free walking tour. You pay €4 entry but we just passed through. A great spectacle. Our guide said there was a 500m running track along the top, accessed via a path to the left. This is open 24...More

Thank CardiffMaddie
Reviewed 3 days ago

There were a lot of buses that stop at the stadium, but don't let that deter you from enjoying this interesting historical site. Cost of entrance is only 5 euro and make sure you pick up the free audio. The audio tour is a must,...More

Thank yasou38
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's cool to look at the place where the first modern Olympic games were held but there's not a lot to it. It's a 5 minute stop, take a pic, and move on.

Thank hopeisnotastrategy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the stadium. 5 Euro with a free audio guide was quite a bargain compared to other attractions in the city. Take a walk down the tunnel - the information boards there tell some very interesting stories about the first marathon....More

Thank Nufcscott
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful stadium--site of the first new modern Olympic games. One can walk on the track and throughout most of the stadium---many like to have their photos taken on the victory stand. I am fairly sure this stadium was the site of the finals for...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 3 days ago

The start of the modern Olympics. A busy attraction and not necessary to go in, as all visible from outside. There are toilets nearby, 50 cents. Some men/women in ancient traditional dress for photo opportunities. Very walkable from Plaka and the Acropolis.

Thank Rogsim
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great architecture and a great experience. Well worth paying the nominal few and going in. Also worth a race around the track with your mates.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 3 days ago

All tourists are brought here to take the obligatory photos. A few people do pay a small fee to enter and sit on steps

Thank nick_ng
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
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11 September 2017|
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Response from annie1018 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the bus or walking. Traveling by car in Athens is stressful and unnecessary.
11 April 2015|
Response from Kadri E |
They made first olympics over there.
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7 January 2015|
Response from Kadri E |
I think it is only museum right now.
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