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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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Ancient well-preserved stadium

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Kiev, Ukraine
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The entrance fee is not much and as I remember students get a discount. You can take great pictures from there and even see acropolis in the background. It is nice to see who has also visited the place since there is a guest book and everyone can write in it. There might not be much to see but it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very close to other attractions so worth a visit if you have the time and 5€ entrance fee. Amazing structure and fun climbing up to the top steps, great to picture the atmosphere that this huge arena would convey. Interesting little museum showcasing the Olympic torches of the past. Went late afternoon and wasn't too busy, one thing I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As I am not a big fan of sports of any kind, I did not think I would enjoy this visit as much as I did. The stadium in itself is a sight to behold, it is beautiful ! But the history - told through the free audio guide - brings another depth to it. There is also the small... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here not knowing what to expect, and it turned out to be our favourite attention in Athens. The audio guide (free) provides a good amount of information on the history of the stadium, and the museum on the modern Olympics is very good. Definitely worth a look.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We came here in the morning when it was quiet and paid the entry fee - Yes you can see the stadium from outside for free but for the sake of a few euros you must go inside and just enjoy being able to stand where the games took place! Also inside is a small museum which holds all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wow - really special to have been there. It was amazing to see all the torches that have been used for the Olympics. You can run around the track, sit in the stand, act like royalty by sitting on the special marble seats. I loved this most because you could go everywhere within the stadium.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As a runner, walking around this beautiful, simple stadium was the highlight of my trip. Walking around the marble seating, for 70000 spectators, is an incredible experience. The whole place is steeped in Olympic history. Running on the track has inspired me to come back one day to complete the Athens marathon and finish in this stadium.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Look to perfection. Reconstructed from the ruins of an old stadium, it hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely by marble and one of the oldest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It is worthwhile to visit here because this stadium has alot of history and it is very beautiful. I came here with my husband and it cost €10 in total. A free audio guide is available to learn the history of the stadium. I would say an hour is more than enough to learn the history and to get lots... More 

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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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