Olympic Athletic Center of Athens O.A.K.A. Spiros Louis

Olympic Athletic Center of Athens O.A.K.A. Spiros Louis

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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Freaking amazing place. Must see for tourists and locals, but I get a feeling not a lot of tourists come here. On a beautiful, cool Jan day there were families playing, kids skating, and people just hanging out. The Olympic buildings are amazing and a non-stop photo opportunity. There are clean and modern public bathrooms in the Golden Mall. Come here and prepare to talk lots of photos. Drive or take the Athens Metro.
Written January 8, 2022
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Andrew H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We arrived by metro to the Irini station. Then you are straight into the olympic park.
There are security fences but clearly there is an openning so you can go in and wonder around and imaging what it would've bene like.
Buildings are closed (there is a climbing centre in one building and we were allowed too use their toilets) but other than that you can only look through windows.
Shame the stadium was totally closed off.
We stumbled across an olympic museum at the end of the complex beyond the stadium which was brilliant.
If you are an Olympic fan then this place is a "must".
Just a shame that the city cannot find a use for the site as it feels a massive missed opportunity.
Written August 26, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I've visited Athens over 10 times, but this was my first visit to this Olympic complex.
It was built for the 2004 Olympics and consists of several venues for all sports.
The complex is located in the northern Athens suburbs, so ignore some reviews here saying this is the historic marble stadium - IT IS NOT - that one is in downtown Athens.
We visited it for the Iron Maiden concert held here on 16/07/22.
Before the concert we walked around the huge complex grounds, seeing a lot of modern, but at the same time neglected architecture.
The main stadium is certainly the biggest attraction - outstanding modern design.
It reminds on Santiago Calatrava's architecture with an extensive use of curved metal structures (maybe even he is a designer, I don't know).
The stadium inside is enormous - despite the fact there were 50.000 fans at the Iron Maiden concert it looked semi-empty - the upper seating ring wasn't even put to sale.
Seeing that huge space and other semi neglected buildings around, I recalled an article I've read few years ago that the Greek financial crisis and bankruptcy started with organizing the Olympics.
Written August 18, 2022
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turista17654
Belgrade, Serbia182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Great chice even for a walk end makin' some shots. Located in the Marousii, green railway line, 1 station far from The mall Athens.
Written January 3, 2020
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Rob
Dublin, Ireland2,955 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I love the Olympics and for the 16 days it's on the rest of the world ceases to exist. With that in mind it was bitter sweet coming here. On positive it was cool to visit the home of 2004 Olympics but in the negative you can see the neglect; with the knowledge of what happened to Greek Economy in years to follow you can't help but think White elephant. At least the main the Olympic stadium is still in use and if I had a chance I definitely would have attended a game.
Written March 31, 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The Athens Olympic Park is worth the visit because of the interesting and well-known design made by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It has all the characteristics of his work and you can still enjoy the beauty of the parabolic arch at the entrance and other structures. But, sadly, the whole complex is not in the best shape, rusty and mostly abandoned...
Written May 18, 2018
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lcap988
Saronida, Greece1,236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
I had the chance to see the work in progress, during the construction period of this beautiful sport center, in view of and meant for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. I had the pleasure to be one of the thousand volunteers during the Games and I was serving first in the Tennis Ceter and after in the main Stadium. What an experience! Fantastic feelings, thanks to the people (spectators, athlets, volunteers) and to this super good Center, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava.
Unfortunately, now it is partially abandoned to its own destiny (very poor maintenace). The main active part is the central stadium, where football matches are regularly played. Nevertheless, a visit to the complex is worth, to see these immense spaces and architectures and get inspirations for great photos.
Written August 31, 2016
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,515 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
To be visited just to understand how Greek people didn't take the possibility to use this as a way to improve their sport skills. It's quite sad to see something that should have lasted for years and years and should have helped the improvement of Greek sport left almost abandoned. Still interesting so definetely to be advised.
Written February 4, 2015
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Dimitri A
Chester, UK76 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
I remember the agony Greece went through to get this stadium finished for the 2004 games. Unfortunately, I never made it there for the games. 10 years on and this was my first visit. What a depressing site. Almost derelict and terribly neglected. Graffiti, rubbish, broken features, rusty steelwork, dead trees and the list goes on.... I suspect the financial crash and most certainly greek politics have a lot to do with it. What happened to pride? What a shame and what a waste....
Written September 14, 2014
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Shinser1
73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very impressive stadium with a huge amount of amenities......... Well worth a visit when in Athens! I was there for the 2004 Olympics and it was amazing
Written July 13, 2014
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