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Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio)

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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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Historical site worth visiting!

Not being a big sports fan, I wasn't that excited about going to the stadium, but I was very pleased my friend convinced me to go as soon as we got there! Its breathtaking to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Not being a big sports fan, I wasn't that excited about going to the stadium, but I was very pleased my friend convinced me to go as soon as we got there! Its breathtaking to see the huge historical site, which has been built out of marble. Young children has their sports lesson there and there was also people running... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I have always been a huge fan of the Olympics. One of my fondest memories comes from the kiwis one two in the triathlon in athen 2004. Carter and Docherty. The history goes back much further though and this is the birthplace of the modern Olympics. For just 5 euro you gain entry and access to a free audio guide... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is the site of the first modern Olympic Games held back in 1896. It also is the finishing point of the Athens Marathon. We visited the stadium as part of a city tour and on a walking tour. You can actually enter the stadium on your own for a separate fee, but we didn't do that. The stadium is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

An amazing structure that really makes you picture the scene all those years ago. Its just €5 which includes an audio guide. The structure is very impressive but i do feel with a little thought they could really improve the overall experience. That said i thorouhly enjoyed it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in the Olympic Games, you shouldn't miss this one. So much history here and there is a museum to give you an edge at your next trivia night competition when the Olympics questions come up. A convenient location easy walking distance from the Acropolis museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Panathenaic Stadium, built out of marble, was the sight of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. As part of a Celebrity cruise ship excursion we walked around this as part of a guided tour. It appears to be still in use for athletic events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is where the modern Olympics began a www inspiring brilliant reading about great place to laze around and have a rest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very cheap to visit (c€3) with an audio tour included. Spent about an hour walking round drinking in the atmosphere and listening to the interesting information. Also had the obligatory run round the track!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We found the Panathenaic Stadium to be a great place to while away an hour or so, wandering around the stadium and reading about the history of the Olympics. It was a hot day and with no shade on the seating area we found our way into a tunnel that then gave way to an excellent exhibition on the Olympics.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was awesome to check out the stadium. There were quite a bit of people and it's Athens, which can be hot but if you have the time it's worth seeing for yourself.

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Address: Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens 999-20, Greece
Phone Number: +30 210 325 1744
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Pangrati
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Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.