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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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The most beautiful stadium of all!!

This stadium is stunning. Walking around knowing what took place here was speechless. Walking under ground was fantastic. It is worth getting the headphones and listening to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This stadium is stunning. Walking around knowing what took place here was speechless. Walking under ground was fantastic. It is worth getting the headphones and listening to the tour at your own pace. My husband and I loved this place. This is a must see when in Athens. Sitting on the marble seats and looking out was wonderful. Words can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The stadium is worth a visit. The audio guides are great and you will learn a lot. But the biggest surprise is the hall of fame underground, which is expected by our group. Highly recommended for viewing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The stadium is impressive, it reminds the old times when Olympic games started. The design and the area is simplistic, yet grandiose. In the are is also the museum of modern Olympic games.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

At first I though that there cannot be much to see in an empty stadium. I couldn't have been more wrong. I visited on my own and in the end I spent almost an hour. The views it offers are superb. I must admit that beside the fact that it was the place of the 1st Modern Olympiad I didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

OK, the history of the stadium is a given: the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It's also quite a beauty! Moreover, if you visit Athens and you want to combine sightseeing with your daily running training, you can use the hill that surrounds the stadium (the dirt lane on top of the stadium is a full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Run around the stadium and feel the rash of the athletes 100 years ago! Take a tour with the headset and go under the stadium and inside the cave and museum. You can see many of the torches they used at many Olympics of the past decades. Amazing marble seating around. Go sometime early in the morning or late in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We walked through the park to get here. Not many visitors there which was a shame as it's very interesting. Walk through the arch into the changing area and there's loads of information and iconic posters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This stadium is pretty cool and unusual. Its worth a visit if you explore Athens on foot. You can go on top and enjoy a fine view of the place. Btw, apparently the running track is only 183 meters long, but don't ask me why. Since i run, i couldn't resist to test it. Was fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are many iconic sites in Athens, and this is no exception. A must see. The scale of the stadium itself is amazing and in comparison to the new stadium an amazing sight to behold. Sadly we visited as part of a tour without the time to spend longer, but I believe the entrance fee is only 5 euros and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous ancient stadium that was made from marble. Audioguide, included in ticket price, will tell you about stadium history end periods of life, about first modern Olympic games. Price - 5 Euro. I would absolutely recommend this place visit.

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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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