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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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Must see! Enjoy the view from the top, race like an Olympic athlete, sit in the royal boxes and view the Olympic torches

The stadium is a must see if you have time in Athens after the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora sites. I found it more interesting than the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The stadium is a must see if you have time in Athens after the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora sites. I found it more interesting than the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch as the stadium was in much better condition and more interactive. The latter two sites are actually pretty close to the stadium so do them all if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for anyone that enjoys sports because it has such an important part in sports history. Anyone that has ever been athletic will thoroughly enjoy walking the stands, the tunnel, and to the main podium to imagine being an Olympian. Make sure you go into the tunnel and up the stairs to see the torches from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Knew very little about this site - but great to include if you have the time. A great bit of history and gives more texture to the Olympian movement.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We didn`t enter the stadium, just saw it from the outside, which I think was fine, because we did not have a lot of time. probably also worth a visit inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It was great to stand on the podium and think about the great Olympians who had stood there before. You'll get a fantastic workout walking to the top and around. Test out the acoustics at the enclosed end and don't forget to head up the tunnel and check out the museum hidden under the stands which houses torches from every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We originally planned to just look at this from the outside - and you get pretty good views doing that - but the tickets were so cheap (3 euros) that we decided to do a proper visit. Really glad we did. As others have said, the views from the top of the stadium are great, and it's fun to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I did not actually go into the stadium, but you can see it pretty well from the outside of the stadium. This is a must-stop site. It is HUGE, and it is really cool to see if you are a sports fan, history buff, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was blown away by the impressive stadium. If you climb to the top the view is amazing. It seems like you can see forever. We walked around the track just because! We stood on the podiums just because! You felt like maybe you got a glimpse of what the athletes may have felt in this place. They have free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you're visiting Athens, its well worth a stop, especially at only 3 euros. If nothing else another nice place to look back over Athens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We didn't actually "enter" this attraction as such, but you can see the entire place for free from the street and get fairly close to it. Worth visiting just to take in the magnitude of the building, which is quite impressive. If you pay to go 'inside' you can actually walk around the stadium.

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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.