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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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All my children are athletes so this was very special to them! Could not pass up this opportunity to see yet again another part of our history!

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Jasper, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All my children are athletes so this was very special to them! Could not pass up this opportunity to see yet again another part of our history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can stand outside and see it from a small distance for free or pay €5 for entrance. Teens half price. Very impressive and if you are into sports history or athletics, it's a must do.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The first global, as much as it could be, in the 1600's. It actually sits 60,000 people, amazing for that time. The rule was all wars and discourse were put on hold for the Olympics. We could learn from this today

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Franklin Square, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To see a stadium where a Modern Day Olympics started, was one of the biggest surprises of Athens. This is a must see! The amount of Marble used to construct this Stadium is astonishing. Plus it's right in the middle of 5 other things to see, like Temple of Zeus, changing of Guard, Subway station( must see artifacts in walls).... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This view was the highlight of my visit to Athens. It cost only 5 euros per person and the audio is part of the price. I advice to not go with an excursion as it is really easy to get there and we can take amazing pictures without any unknown head.

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Thank Anna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A venue that is in excellent shape and a bargain to enter. Take the time to walk around, snap pictures and checkout the Olympic exhibit in the tunnel. 30 to 40 minutes of your visit to Athens is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool place, restored in decent years so gives the feeling of really being back in time. Dont miss the Olympic museum which is located on one of the sides in a very anonymus entrance

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were ambivalent about going to see this, but ended up really moved by it. Close to the Temple to Zeus, so nice to do both in one trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place the Olympic staduim started in modern times. It is also 42KM from marthon and were the offical Athens Marthon ends

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was surprisingly one of the biggest highlights of my visit. Firstly, as a student it's only 2.50 euros to get in and hat comes with a free audio guide too. Secondly, no one really goes in. They just stand in the outside taking pictures. So it's not really crowded at all and you get some amazing shots of the... More 

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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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