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Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio)

Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 210 325 1744
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Ranked #13 of 178 Attractions in Athens
4.5 of 5 stars 1,144 Reviews
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks
Owner description: The Old Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece, built of granite in late...
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

What a special moment to spend at this ancient stadium so blessed with athletic prowess throught the centures. It is amazing that it has been so well preserved and represents the hsitory of the Olympic competitions throughout history.. it links the old with modern as it was the site of the first modern Olympics. We were in awe of this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Your hop on hop off bus stops here and a tour can easily be taken. Take a picture from the bus before or after you get on or off for a better view. The history is really very fastinating and there are other lovely walking parks near by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

awesome! it was a nostalgic feeling to sit on the stairs - red marble - where the memories of old warriors are still alive......beautiful stadium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Athens Greece is such an amazing place to visit! I wish I had more time to explore this beautiful place. If you are in the area, go see the Panathenaic Stadium! I am not an expert on this particular place, but I know that this is where the first modern Olympics was held in 1896. The stadium itself does have... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was on a guided tour and was able to get the history of this Stadium. Without the information provided, it would have been just another stadium.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This classic is good to visit but I would have wished a lot more could have been done for the visitors. You see the renovated stadium of course but other than having a significant history, nothing else is done here aside from looking around and marvel at the place. I wish that there could be more like some audio visual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ancient stadium, where the athletics started... In the ancient greek years. Is at athens center. It is one of the top places to see in athens... Very near to acropolis... You can get a tram and go there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The place to visit if you like sports as this is the place where the Olympics started over a 100 years ago. You can even walk through the tunnel were all the athletes would have walked through. There is a small museum with some torches and logos from around the worlds other Olympics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited here in November and it is a must see on your Athens tour. The red hop on hop off bus will drop you off across the road near the gardens and you can spend almost all day here if you want. The stadium is truly a master piece and the history is humbling. When you go down the tunnel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Nobody builds stadiums like this any more, make sure you climb up to the top row and look out over the city

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