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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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A magical monument.

We watched the ceremony of the Olympic flame. We felt like taking part in something extraordinary. The stadium is very well-preserved.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Dionysis T
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Agrinio, Greece

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We watched the ceremony of the Olympic flame. We felt like taking part in something extraordinary. The stadium is very well-preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Best €5 spent in Athens. Looks good from the road but with the audio tour (included) it turned out to be better than expected. The views from the upper tiers towards The Acropolis were outstanding too. Great place to visit. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Restored Olympic stadium where the first modern Olympic games took place. You can get a good impression from the road without entering the stadium itself as it is U-shaped with the opening to the road and a square in front of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Quite an impressive site. The radiotour gives loads of details and really helps to understand the structure. Run a lap or 2 (at 40 degrees C) and feel a champion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Worth the 5 euro entry. It's stunning. Please wear a hat and sunglasses no cover. Climb steep steps to the top chill. Great views. Torches exhibition is great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Be sure and head up the tunnel to the wall of Olympic Sites. Great stop on a tour of Athens. Can get hot during the summer. Little Shade

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Panathenaic Stadium as the Botanical Gardens nearby were closed and it was in the same area. I saw reviews before our trip so decided to take a chance. It was surprisingly fun. So what is it? Well it's the Olympic stadium used in the first modern Olympics. What do most people do there? Well, I had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place is history, magic and emotion. It has inspired me so many memories! The state of conservation is just amazing (it was built at the end of the XIX century). The geometrics are perfect. You can run the whole ring in the sun and feel things... I enjoyed like a kid! There's also this small museum with some memorabilia... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Now that I have read the other reviews here, I realize we could have gone in. The main access is barred. Cool background for photos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although I didn't enter, I looked from the outside... It seems well preserved and impressive (keeping in mind the era it was built in. But I was not convinced that I should purchase a ticket as most can be seen from outside.

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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.
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