Panathenaic Way

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Panathenaic Way
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A graveled road stretching from the stadium to the Acropolis, used for processions in ancient Greece.
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The area
Neighborhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
How to get there
  • Neos Kosmos • 4 min walk
  • Syngrou Fix • 6 min walk
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permia
Ireland37,803 contributions
Probably the most important route way in Greek antiquity, it led from the Dipylon Gate to the Parthenon, passing through the Ancient Agora.

A procession along it was the first event of the Panathenaic Festival and it culminated at the Temple of Athena on the Acropolis.

During the Festival chariot races also took place along it.
Written March 20, 2020
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,348 contributions
The Panathenaic Way starts at the Diplyon, which was the main gateway into Ancient Athens - to the north of the Ancient Agora, and ends at the Acropolis. You have to use your imagination when walking along it to picture in your minds eye the procession during the annual Panathenaia. festival, after which the Way is named, which ended at the Temple of Athena Nike (The Victorious), on the summit of the Acropolis. The Panathenaic Way is just over 1 kilometre in length and 'sensible' shoes and a bottle of water are recommended.
Written September 29, 2019
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I W
Barrow Upon Soar, UK192 contributions
Family
We visited in October during covid. It wasn't crowded and we were exploring. Great views and nice to chill and relax away from the crowds in the city. Worth it if you have time to kill.
Written October 28, 2020
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
Friends
This is an ancient pedestrian road used by Ancient Greeks as parade route. A good walk to remind you how old Greeks paraded.
Written November 1, 2018
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Vicar_of_Dibley
Toronto156 contributions
When you walk along the Panathenaic Way you're walking along the same path that many historians, scolars and philosophers walked. Peaceful and serene enjoy the time to look at fragments of ruins and think back to their day.
Written July 30, 2018
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Merrie B
San Francisco, CA12 contributions
We stayed at a hotel close to,this pedestrian only street and loved being there. Great sightseeing, view of,the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum is here, and only a short walk to,the Placa!
Written June 20, 2018
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luvmy32000
San Antonio, TX1,249 contributions
Solo
What this area must have looked like in it's prime. there are ruins of structures that are preserved along the way. It's nice to use some imagination as you take this route, and try to imagine what ancient athenians would have seen.
Written May 27, 2018
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Tom J
London, UK1,437 contributions
Couples
The Panathenaic way going in the Ancient Agora all the way up to the Acropolis is a road full of history and plenty of Athenians through the ages will have walked. It is easy to forget you are climbing when walking the Panathenaic way due to the plenty of sights to take in just be cautious on the loose cobbles!

You do need to have a bit of knowledge and imagination to get full experience but do your research and it isn't hard.
Written April 30, 2018
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,315 contributions
Couples
You do need to use your imagination as well as your knowledge of Greek history if you are going to get something out of this Road. It is part of the site of the Agora, so you will walk along it anyway. You will see several interesting rocks, and countless archaeological objects along the way. But to understand its significance you will need to do some reading. As History teachers we already have the knowledge. This was the road the Athenians would parade during the Panathenaic Festival in honour of the goddess Athena. The Festival was held once a year. The procession started at the city gate and went through a number of areas, through the Agora (Market Place), on to the Acropolis, past the entrance, the Propylaea and on to the Parthenon. The "Parthenon Marbles" in the British Museum are all about the Panathenaic Festival! You can now see perhaps the significance of the marbles and the Panathenaic Way and all related things. It is worth seeing and contemplating what it would have been like! Absolutely magnificent!
Written July 4, 2017
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Shawn B
Brisbane, Australia754 contributions
Solo
The Panathenaic Way is the pathway to the Acropolis - the road that in ancient times would have been a very busy thoroughfare for foot traffic to the Acropolis site. It makes you feel humbled walking in the path of so many over thousands of years. It really is a side attraction of the Acropolis - but one that is worth a thought on your way.
Written November 9, 2015
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