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Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio)

Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 210 325 1744
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Ranked #18 of 208 Attractions in Athens
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks
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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.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I visited when I found myself with some free time. This is a rebuilt stadium on the original site, but don't let that stop your appreciation. Sounds like the tunnel is original(go and you'll know what I'm talking about). A faithful rebuild, it's impressive for the history of the site and architecture. Climb the stairs to the top. I had... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I used to run track when I was in grade school and walking through this stadium brought back so many memories. I felt the spirit of every Olympian and athlete the moment I stepped on the asphalt! Just off the nostalgia alone, I would advise anybody visiting Greece to check out this venue! The marble on the stands/seats alone is... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the Athen´s monument´s that are a must see. Carefull with the time of the visit if you wanna run, best be there very early in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We managed to visit it only in the night, because we only had a few days if holiday and had to visit so many places. But we loved it. Although the entrance was locked and we couldn't go in, because it wad closed for the night, we stopped and took a look from the outside. The quiet of the night... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the free audio guide - sitting in the King and Queen's throne........Best bit the tunnel/cave - listen to the audio guide for the tales of the maidens dancing around the fires naked in order to procure the best possible husband and the gladiators walking down the tunnel to fight in the arena.......when you come out blinking into the bright... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Do not view this from a distance, pay the entrance fee and enjoy walking around the track or up amongst the seating of the stadium - you will feel like an Olympic athlete and be tempted to go for a little run! Make sure you go down the tunnel from which the athletes would emerge because at the not so... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Less visitors than other sites, but worth going to be able to run round the track of the 1st modern Olympics and stand on the medalists podium.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a really beautiful stadium, completely of marble. The yearly marathon finishes in this place, it was awesome to finish here.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We where their for the Marathon finally, so it was very interesting- a big event. other wise, not much to see.

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APO AE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was the place where the marathon finished and boy was it just amazing and gorgeous. Yeah pictures do this no justice on it's beauty and size. A must see in Athens.

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