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Panathenaic Stadium

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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as part of the walking tour, looks quite impressive from the outside as you can see it from the road, the one end is open, having seen it from the road, I wouldn't pay to go in.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In our last day in Athens we visited this birth place of Olympics and it was so surreal that the stadium was built in 330BC and it is here where the traditional handing over of the torch to the host nation takes place. Inside the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was well maintained! I’m glad we stopped by to view the stadium before heading to the Acropolis and the museum.

Thank st3lls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a (hopefully) future Olympic athlete and a lifetime fan of sport, this is a must visit. You need to go at night - the light on the marble gives it a very real energy, but you also need to go during the day and...More

Thank shiwong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Site of the original marathon, this was featured during the 2004 Athens Olympics. I went during a downpour, and there was nobody else around, so the guard let me run around the track. Very cool to run a few laps in such an historic location....More

Thank Z9469YTandyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking around Athens and spotted this location and for 5 Euros with a free audio guide it is a Must See. The history of the location is something to learn about and the scale of the stadium is much larger than you might...More

Thank WidleyTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have limited time, you can pass on this. But, if you do have time, the stadium is another great example of how amazing the Greek people were. The scale is mind-boggling.

Thank Jaime e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always interesting to see such historically important places. This surprised me because of its size and the precision of its design. I found it hard to imagine the huge numbers of spectators and athletes that used this stadium. Worth a look especially if you...More

Thank 801vickyy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As sports fan, as a history buff, as a fan of the Olympics, I couldn't come to athens and not view the amazing place. It's small but well preserved. It's awesome to able to step foot on the track and feel history. One of my...More

Thank spartigus15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was one of the main places I wanted to visit while in Athens. This was part of a segway tour that we done while in the city. If your interested in sporting history then what better place to go to. In the midday summer heat,...More

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31 October 2018|
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Response from Ted T | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we didn't attend an event there. There should be a seating chart to help you make a selection.
Elijah M
14 July 2018|
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Response from MrMrsBatin0912 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, I just did and felt surreal 😉
Elijah M
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Response from Matt F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a park nearby. Not the nicest area of the city but I didn’t feel it was dangerous