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Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio)

Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 210 325 1744
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We hadn't planned this into our visit to Athens but after visiting the Temple of Zeus we saw it off in the distance and made our way towards it. It cost €3 each to get in but this included a free audio guide which was fantastic. The guide directed you round this beautiful stadium and gave you the history behind... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Pretty amazing place to visit - not the original (has been rebuilt 5 times) - but still very memorable and great place to visit.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

First, it's made of marble and that alone is impressive. Walk to the top and make the trek along the top to take in the views. After, take a short walk to Zeus's Tomb then through the National Garden taking a stop to sit on a bench and take in the beautiful scenery in the middle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I am not sure if I was mostly impressed to its architecture or to the idea that this stadium was the beginning of Olympic Games. You should visit it even once.

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Norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this site. Sounds awful to say that there’s not a huge amount of stuff going on here but you have to go just to appreciate the vast scale of it. Amazing to think of the history and the first games etc. One of those places you just have to go to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Standing here and watching this beautiful stadium gives beautiful feeling. It makes me think about the winners of 2000 years ago and this achievements.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

one of a kind stadium, made of marble! It fits more than 60,000 spectators. This is where the Athens Marathon road runners finish.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A must visit for all tourist and other Athens visitors; even if you visit Athens for a City Break. A monument of historical value, an athletic monument which make it priceless. Do not miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is definitely one of THE sites to visit in Athens - unlike the Acropolis which is teeming with people, the stadium gets much fewer visitors and gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the beauty and magnificence of this historic and serene monument. The free audio guides are great, and the walk in/out of the tunnel is one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent site to see. You get a sense of history and scale when you enter the stadium. View from all the way up top is great. Dont forget to visit Museum in the stadium. Entrance is on the south east corner with cave like entrance. It houses all the torches used in past olympics.

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