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Address: Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Phone Number: 21 0325 1744
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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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I first visited from outside just to take a photo but already then decided i will also visit inside later. The audioguide is alright and the view from the highest rows is nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited from outside just to take a photo but already then decided i will also visit inside later. The audioguide is alright and the view from the highest rows is nice. There is also a museum with some history of the olympics, videos, and all the old posters of former olympics inside. This museum is gone to through... More 

Thank AnnaEsk
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived in Athens in the afternoon and decided to just walk and came upon the Stadium! To know that both the original and modern day Olympics began here is amazing! Take the free walking tour earpiece to learn many details about the stadium! The cave like walkway to the space that houses Olympic memorabilia is really cool!

Thank Maya D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Could not believe such Gigantic structure and history could just be there right in front, even sat on it! Definitely a must visit for every one locals included!

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The stadium is a magnificent venue, originally built almost 2000 years ago and re-built in the 19th Century - worth a visit, only a short walk from the centre, and with a good audio tour that brings it to life

Thank Nick C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see - great to take the audio tour and see this historical site! Run around the track and stand on the dais. Felt royal sitting in the king/queens chairs. Amazing all the marble bench chairs. Inside they had all the old Olympic torches - brilliant!

Thank SophieAnn M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to the boat. There were people in Roman costumes who would let you have your picture taken with them. The marble in the stadium is impressive. More than 15 minutes here would be a long time. But still would see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I read about this in a magazine from the Acropolis Museum. I was under the impression it was an open stadium, and one you could visit or go for a jog in. Turns out you do need to pay admission to even enter. However even from the outside you can sort of understand how impressive the whole structure is. Take... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place. You feel the history in this all marble stadium. Walk the track and sit in on the historic seats. Inside the tunnel makes you feel like the athletes did so long ago. Space and feeling.. Great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to write at least 100 words for this review to be published and all I can say is that in a place like this all you do is stand in awe. And strangely, all your thoughts, ideas, feelings....your whole world...fall into place.

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stadium is located near the National Gardens and Olympic Zeus Temple. It costs 5 euro to enter, but it is really worth the price. It takes about one hour to go around the stadium, visit all places which are mentioned on the map and listen to audioguide (it is free, included in the price of the ticket). On the... More 

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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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