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Panathenaic Stadium

Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 21 0325 1744
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
Pangrati
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess that something that has such history attached to it has to be worthwhile visiting, and this is no exception. However, we did find that, although there is so much history invested in it, it's not really the greatest tourist venue. I have to...More

Thank Journeyman4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's well worth the 5 euro to stop and check out this site. The audio tour is awesome and full of surprises. I really enjoy wandering around the track and imagining what it would have been like to compete as an athlete as well as...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place but not a lot to tour. We paid the admission and walked around for a little while. It was a hot day so that absolutely played a part of why we weren't as enthused. It is one of the many...More

Thank TammyTravelsTheWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today and would not go back. It literally is the most dullest part in all of Athens. Entry cost is €5 to walk on some steps and that is pretty much it. Really isn't much more I can say about this. Looks nice...More

Thank AtrociousTroll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"The" original stadium of the olympic games - well, at least of those of the new era. Here one can feel how olympic games must have looked like before the Coca Cola Company and CNN took over, using the event as useful frame for merchandising......More

Thank schellberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely stadium was built in the 4th century B.C.(329 B.C.) for the Panathenaic Games in honor of the goddess Athena. What is amazing is the fact that Athens was then under Macedonian rule (another Greek city-state). Lycourgos who was αn Athenian politician and rhetoric,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was feeling that I was one of the runners from 1000/yrs ago. Very big stadium and I paid only 5€ ..

Thank Andreea O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to believe, this is entirely made os marble. It's horseshoe shape is kind of strange compared to modern stadiums; however it allows to be viewed from the open side even if you don't want to go inside.

Thank boupolp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool - well maintained - I think this is the place where first Olympic Games was held . Worth a visit. Just a few metres walk from the Temple of Zeus. Beware of taxi drivers at temple of Zeus who try to lure into taking...More

Thank Jayashree R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly suggest visiting this site. The marble stadium is beautiful. Tours are available during the day.

Thank Lisa K
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Pangrati
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
...More
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