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Address: Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens 999-20, Greece
Phone Number: +30 210 325 1744
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Description: The Old Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece, built of granite in late 19th...
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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Superbly located and built..it seats more thn 80000 spectators..it would be a pleasure to catch a few games in the stadium !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Superbly located and built..it seats more thn 80000 spectators..it would be a pleasure to catch a few games in the stadium !!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Ok, so this is on the original site but I was not impressed, I did not see the point of paying to see this when most of it can be seen from a distance, I believe that the admission should have been incorporated in the price of the ticket for the Acropolis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting the attraction and you must listen to the audio guide. Just a warning be very careful when on the top steps of the Stadium I had my phone almost snatched from me so be very careful when taking pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Tickets are 3euro but go upto 5euro from 1st June 2015. Tickets includes an audio guide. All areas of the stadium are accessible, you can also run the track and stand on the podium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you fail to get the audio tour you will completely miss the underground tunnel and the explanation of the relics, such as the thrones, etc. It is not a long tour and you might think looking at a marble stadium is boring but the story comes more to life when you hear the history. It takes about an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

so close to the city you will see an Olympic stadium - this is just amazing, also the very good condition. The entrance fees - compare to the museums - up said me. There is hardly any costs and maintenance to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Well, we didn´t go inside. But the site of it is rather impressive. You have about 50.000 seats on a marble stadion made in the late 19 century, that has held the first modern olympics. It really worths a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Panathenaic stadium gives us a glimpse of how modern the way of life was thousand of years ago, my imagination goes really wild when I try to imagine how grandeur it must have been to live in those times, The first modern day Olympic site, a must see when in Athens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

At first I only visited the outside of the stadium and my first impression was "meh". I had some extra free time and decided to pay the €3 entry fee and tour the interior. The audio guide is free and highly recommended! Otherwise you are likely to be underwhelmed. You will also miss the hidden surprise inside the tunnel! Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We only viewed it from the outside. Did not take a tour but still an amazing structure. This is the site for the 1896 Olympics which is the start of the modern day Olympics.

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Staying in Pangrati

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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 National Cemetery to Mets, home to many expats. Turn right to reach the charming Platia Varnava. East of the stadium, commercial Eratosthenous Street leads to rather nondescript Platia Plastira, from where Effranoros Street continues uphill to Platia Profiti Ilia, crowned by a huge church. Among the standard four- to six-story apartment blocks that typify Athens, Pangrati also boasts some genuinely authentic tavernas and the odd trendy bar.