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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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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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Good souvlaki but small size

Thanasis offers delicious souvlaki but small size without fries compared with the most Greek restaurants. It is suggested to take it away as the atmosphere when you sit inside is... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thanasis offers delicious souvlaki but small size without fries compared with the most Greek restaurants. It is suggested to take it away as the atmosphere when you sit inside is nothing special. Souvlaki is its specialite, so you have to try it when you visit this restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think this costs 8 euros or so to walk into on a normal day, and it's not connected to the Acropolis ticket or any other packages. It's worth a look. you can walk up to it and look into on its open end. it's pretty big and beautiful, not too far of a walk from the national gardens and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a reluctant visitor to this site, wondering what was the big deal about a stadium but boy was I surprised! At 5€ entry, we were provided with an audio guide and then directed to various points around the stadium. The audio guide was terrific, talking through the history of the stadiums building and its role in modern Olympics... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit if your in Athens. The open top bus will allow you take photos without entering, it's easily seen on the road, but well worth entering. Another Amazing site in Athens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is good to see a place that was built around 2.000 years ago and renovated for the first Olympic Games from the modern era almost 150 years ago. Worth the visit.

1 Thank Andre P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Built Quality is too very good. They give you a device which narrates you about the history of this stadium. They charge some 2-3 euros for that. But I suggest it is a must have to know the actual history behind this Structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another one monument of the ancient Greek civilization. Renovated by Herodes Atticus in 140 AD and its capacity is 50,000 seats. It's located in the center of Athens and you should definitely visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To see this sight it cost €5 for that price you receive entry into the stadium and an electronic guide in the launguage that you speak - this was really interesting as it informed you of all the history or the stadium and had points in the stadium that were numbered which were explained. It was exceptional to see and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just a normal stadium, and expensive in my opinion. It's not even beautiful or grand... I think there are more interesting things to visit in Athens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Panathenaic stadium was a wonderful place to visit, even in the scorching summer heat of Athens. This was the sight of the first modern olympics in 1896. If you climb the seats all the way to the top, you see a beautiful view of Athens. Check out the vaulted passage, here you will find flags and touches from past... 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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