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Panathenaic Stadium

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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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Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Grand stadium but not too much going on. Really only worth paying the entrance fee if you want to run up the tiers or run on the track. Otherwise, bit dull.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CarolaE1988
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Haven’t made it past the entrance yet. Been waiting for over 15 minutes to get an audio guide. The man running the “booth” says he only has 50 guides and today is a very crowded day. Luckily the entrance price is so cheap...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zoemcd08
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Stadium is a 'must see' to appreciate the size, history and its splendour. A fantastic experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bluebyrd26
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a place to visit! Just to think who sat on those benches more than a hundred years watching those great athletes competing. You have to walk or run on the track and you have to get on the rostrum. Beautiful place, amazing marble display.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 310marius
Reviewed 5 days ago

The stadium is very impressive to visit. It has great history and it is very well preserved. If you visit Athens in November during the Athens Marathon all races finish inside the Panathenaic Stadium and it is a feeling that cannot compare with anything. Wouldn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

Still used until today this monument is among the best preserved in Athens. PS: Panathenaic Stadium is not part of the monuments at the base and at the acropolis.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gsnreviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place looks pretty majestic but nothing too special and unique unless you know the history behind it. Overall, can be missed if you are pressed for time

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Happy2Help247
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a sports fan a 5 euro fee to go inside was a no brainer. To walk on the track, stand on the podium and sit in the seats was so cool.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Spikeyd77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful structure. My husband and I walked around, took lots of pictures. We almost missed the fact that there’s a little museum inside. I was able to read more about the modern Olympics and the inspiration behind it. We spent about 30 minutes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank al3xiisvd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t realise there was a guided tour (albeit via a headset) and so was pleasantly surprised. An incredible arena that would have been even more spectacular with tens of thousands of people in it. Recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
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clear sense of what living in this metropolis is like.
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Expedition786153
January 16, 2019|
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Response from aerotravelr | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, the handheld audioguide tour (which is included with entry fee) takes approx 45 mins to talk you through the various stations around the stadium. My 18yr old daughter and I visited in mid-Dec 2018 and... More
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October 31, 2018|
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Response from Ted T | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we didn't attend an event there. There should be a seating chart to help you make a selection.
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Elijah M
July 13, 2018|
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Response from MrMrsBatin0912 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, I just did and felt surreal 😉
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imolinar
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
itinerary (1 Reply)
Can anyone give me their opinion about my itinerary, i dont want to rush, but I should be able to fill the day. Day 1, arrive by 1pm, rest and go to Philopapos hill for sunset Day 2: -walk national gardens: -charge of guards -Acropolis museum -walk through Plaka and Monasteri (Rick Steve's walk) Travel to the islands and come back after 10 days. Day 3: -Acropolis -South Slope -Temple Olympic -Arc of Hadrian - Panathenaic stadium Day 4: - Ancient Agora - Roman Agora ...More
May 08, 2017|
Response fromTassos F|
>arrive by 1pm, rest and go to Philopapos hill for sunset< I always like my rest too, but this can be a little too much. I mean, assuming you will be visiting in the summer months, sunset will be around 8 p.m. and let's say about an hour to climb to Philopappos what would you be doing for the rest of the day? >walk through Plaka and Monasteri (Rick Steve's walk)< I saw Rick Steve's walk. It's OK as a point of reference, but why be so specific, just go wherever you feel like. If I were...More
Kylie P
Brisbane, Australia
Athens Itinerary (5 days) (6 Replies)
Hi, My husband and I will be spending 5 nights in Athens later this year. I have a vague itinerary. Please let me know how realistic it is. Day 1: Arrive in Athens at 2pm. Check into hotel (Plaka). Go for a stroll around town and check out the changing of the guard at Ayntagma and the Panathenaic Stadium. Find a restaurant for dinner. Day 2: Acropolis Acropolis Museum Keramikos site Ancient Agora Roman Agora/Tower of Winds Filopappou Hill/Hill of the Nymphs Day 3: Day...More
April 19, 2012|
Response fromGraham B|
Hi there I don't think you really need to "plan" what to see and do in Athens too rigidly as all the main outdoor sights are very close to each other. What I mean is that if you find you've missed something out on a specific day, it's easy to slot it in the following day. I do think that your museum days are very rushed - you can easily spend a full day in the Nat Arch Museum and the New Acropolis Museum is superb too - to slot that in with the Acropolis and everything else you have...More
Erica F
Seattle, Washington
Ευχαριστο & Itinerary input (0 Replies)
First, my most sincere thanks to all of the very generous contributors to the Athens Forum! The time that you take to give the rest of us such thoughtful replies has helped me (and obviously countless others) create our once-in-a-lifetime trips! After about a year of learning and preparations, we are leaving for our trip soon and I thought I'd see if there is anything you experts would recommend. For context, my husband and I both majored in philosophy so we are interested in the related...More
June 13, 2018|