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Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio)

Address: Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens 999-20, Greece
Phone Number: +30 210 325 1744
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Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Old Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece, built of granite in late...
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Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This beautiful marble stadium is a joy to look at. having said that, it's totally unnecessary to pay the 3 Euros entry ticket and you can just as well admire the stadium from the outside. Numerous photo-ops.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is not a really something to do, but walking by or through it, you will see a great stadium. The view from the stadium is great.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

In fact, for our younger one it was one of places, she liked most in Athens. Wort for short visit. Small museum, with all olympic torches from previous games included.

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Barquisimeto, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This stadium far succeeded my wildest of expectations, I was waiting for a generic small court and then I was amazed by this amazing marble-made (all marble-made) stadium. Entry fee is €3 but it is worth every penny. You need to go and you need to go back AGAIN just to admire how wonderful it is. Just make sure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The audio guide is worth listening to. The building with the torches is also worth seeing and easily easily reached through tunnel carved under hill to the side of the stadium

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I last visited this in 1973 when it was run down and rat infested but it's so beautiful now. They've done a great job on it and it's only 3 Euros to enter. I even had a jog on the track and a photo taken on the presentation podium. Well worth a visit.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The place is by far on of the most beautiful stadiums in the world. The fact that this ancient stadium remains in that great condition today brings out the gift took from the gods. If you imagine that the first modern Olympics took place there is a strong motive for visiting it. Great, fantastic, amaizing!

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

May of the people visiting Athens might think that Panathenaic Stadium is a monument surviving from Ancient Greece. The truth is that it was built for the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896 and therefore there's not much different from any modern stadium (apart from the fact that is almost 100% made by marble). The location of stadium is... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Every year around the beginning of November the Athens Classic Marathon has its finish line in this stadium. Whether you run the 5,10 or the full 42 km run , just going through the finish line in this amazing stadium where the first Olympics of modern times took place back in 1896, is a unique expeience and even more if... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Since we were staying in central Athens this was an easy place to get to. The 3 Euro entry was well worth it for the chance to walk around. I got a great time lapse photo of my son running around the track. 30 minutes is all that's needed for this visit.

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