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Panathenaic Stadium
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

I like reading about places before visiting them so I was aware of the stadium but I thought it was away from other attractions. It turned out to be within a walking distance from Plaka and the Acropolis, just past the temple of Zeus.

The place is not as historic to say the Acropolis but still gives an inside of the history of the Olympic games. The museum is small and had little information but being on the field track and thinking if the first modern olympic games is a great experience.

The audio guides are for free.

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Panathenaic Stadium is one of the most important historic attraction of Athens. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.
It was first built in 333 BC primarily for Panathenaic Games. In 4th century it was largely abandoned. The stadium was excavated in 1869 and hosted the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875. After being refurbished, it hosted the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896. In the Athens 2004 Olympic Games it it experienced moments of suspense and emotion during archery contest and as the finishing line of the Marathon race. It is also the place from which the Olympic Flame is delivered to all the Olympic Games, Winter, Summer and youth.
It is open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM. The charges are 5 euro with audio guide. It is maintained very well and a person feels a moment of pride when he has a small run or walk on tracks or stand on winning podium.

1  Thank BalkrishnaShroff
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

While driving around as tourists, we noticed this rather newish looking stadium. So we decided to check it out. Wow, were we surprised to learn that it was the original Olympic stadium (1896), Every Olympics since then gets the Olympic torch from here (it is not returned). The costumed centurions outside the stadium were an additional treat!

Thank cisco289
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This stadium was used for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is made totally from marble and looks pristine and new. We stood outside the rope to view and couldn’t see what benefit we would have got from entering, but you can for €10.

Thank Castlewolf
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Unless games of some sort Are being played, there is really not much to see here. Still, to fly all the way to Greece for a vacation, and to ride right by the site of the first modern Olympics (in 1896) and not to stop for a stroll, a picture, something to remember, would be downright philistine.

The sheer volume of stone makes this a heroic work of the builders’ art. Please, if in Athens, do at least walk around a little and absorb some of the latent energy pent up inside until the games are next played here.

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