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Panathenaic Stadium

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Address: Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
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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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First Modern Olympic Games Stadium

The only stadium in the world built out of white marble. It has an entrance fee but we did not go in as you can see most of it from outside. Entrance fee: 5 Euros

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The only stadium in the world built out of white marble. It has an entrance fee but we did not go in as you can see most of it from outside. Entrance fee: 5 Euros

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What a wonderful piece of our international history! It has significant interest to me as a runner and athlete. To know this is where the first "marathon" ended (to announce the victory of the Battle of Marathon) and the modern Olympic Games began. The stadium is the only stadium in the world to be constructed entirely of marble! €5 to... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have loved to go up and down the stairs. What an awesome exercise that would be! We only had time to take pictures and look from the outside.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite the terrible service at the ticket desk, the ticket-showing point and at the exit when you hand back your audioguide I would recommend going to this place. The audioguide is included in the price and was well worth it. It was interesting and engaging and really enjoyable

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here to check out the old Olympic stadium, which is cool to see and all, but not much else to do. 5€ entry, which we didn't bother paying as you can see most of it from the outside. If you pay for the entry you can run laps around the short course, stand up on the podium for... More 

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This Stadium is great and beautiful, it is worth seeing it from the outside but entering it's also worth the money!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro is situated on Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, on the other side of the road from the National Gardens. The entrance fee is 5 euro, an audio guide included. This stadium was the host for the first modern Olympic Games. Also during 2004 edition of the Olympic Games the stadium hosted some contests (archery and the finishing... More 

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Its easy to see this from the street, but with a free 20 minute audio tour and a nominal admission cost, I am thrilled we went inside. The stadium is awesome, the tour informative, and the room with all of the Olympic torches from year's past was just amazing to see. Highly recommend!

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The Panathenaic Stadium also known as Kallimarmaro (literal translation "beautiful marble") is the only stadium in the world built entirely of (Pentelic) marble. It is located between the two hills of Agra and Ardettos, 5 minutes from Syntagma square by Tramway or Bus, or 15 minutes walking. It is located in the central Athens district of Pangrati, to the east... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was positively breathtaking. The arena is beyond huge. It's truly humbling to stand in its midst.

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Pangrati
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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