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“Fantastic stadium - inspires you. A must see in Athens.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio)

Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio)
Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 210 325 1744
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Ranked #13 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks
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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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“Fantastic stadium - inspires you. A must see in Athens.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great stadium and tribute to the thousands of people who have kept the dream alive. Climb to the top, sit in the thrones, run on the track, wave to the crowd, feel the vibrancy, hold the torches, remember the games. Enjoy yourself....marvel at the lack of graffitti.

Shout at the girl because the handset wasn't charged up enough!

Stand on the gold medal podium - look like a wally!

Great fun.

Visited April 2013
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“GREAT EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

i was participating in Athens Classic Marathon and the moment i arrived in the stadium was amazing!! You can almost feel the positive energy of ancient Greeks!!

Visited November 2012
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“Ancient spirit still Alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

It is a rewading experience. Make sure to take the audio device available in several languages .
It is very informative and helpfull you will have a good understanding of the significance that athletics had in the lives of anciend Greeks.
Go through the tunel that takes you under the hill. It a museum fo IOC.
You can walk there from Syndagma station, when you get out fro the station turn left and at100 metres go trough the gate of the Gardens get out from the opasite end. Turn right walk 300 metres and you are there.
As you can understand it is diagonaly behind the parliament house as you geting out from the matro at Sintagma.
It is a magnificent building take planty of photos

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“Lots of fun for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Our entire family enjoyed the Panathenaic Stadium; it was beautiful and pleasantly quiet- we were the only people there at the time. The kids especially enjoyed running around and pretending to win medals while my husband and I listened to the audio guides.

Visited May 2012
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Whether you are an Olympics fan or not a visit here is inspiring. For a meagre entry fee you get an audio tour which is easy to follow and easy to listen to - most importantly it tells you about this wonderful stadium. Don't just stop outside and look in - take an hour or so and see it all. The memorabilia up the tunnel is great.

Visited April 2013
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