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Panathenaic Stadium

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Panathenaic Stadium

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Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 Greece
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Set sail along the Saronic Gulf during a full-day boat tour from Athens. Climb aboard a traditional wooden boat and admire views during the trip to visit the islands of Agistri, Moni, and Aegina. Jump off the boat to go swimming, relax on the sun deck, and discover underwater marine life with provided snorkeling equipment. A Greek lunch and drinks are included.
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T L wrote a review Oct 19
Wiesbaden, Germany231 contributions66 helpful votes
We came here 30min before it is closed. We thought we were stupid but the lighting up surprised us! It was beautiful!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Ginges_revenge wrote a review Oct 17
Brisbane, Australia1,901 contributions130 helpful votes
We were in Athens in March 2020 at the start of the Covid restrictions and the city was effectively closed. When we walked into the square in front of the stadium, we were literally alone in the square with no-one else. It was again closed due to Covid restrictions but you can see a lot of the stadium so it wasn't to bad. A couple of Japanese reporters came and interviewed us as they were doing a story on the lighting of the flame for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which was happening in 3 days. I would of loved to go in but at least you could see most of it. Well worth seeing as it is the birth place of the modern Olympics.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Sarah b wrote a review Oct 17
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom1,339 contributions287 helpful votes
We enjoyed our visit here which was excellent value at €5 entrance each. We spent around 90 minutes here walking up to the top row and around. There is an audio guide but we found the leaflet very informative. The museum, though small contained posters and memorabilia from Olympics through the years which was really interesting. Also helped us make the connections between ancient and modern. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sherlock arting wrote a review Oct 9
Rome, Georgia127 contributions
The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro "beautiful marble") is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece. One of the main historic attractions of Athens, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. A stadium was built on the site of a simple racecourse by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos (Lycurgus) c. 330 BC, primarily for the Panathenaic Games. It was rebuilt in marble by Herodes Atticus, an Athenian Roman senator, by 144 AD and had a capacity of 50,000 seats. After the rise of Christianity in the 4th century it was largely abandoned. The stadium was excavated in 1869 and hosted the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875. After being refurbished, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was the venue for 4 of the 9 contested sports. It was used for various purposes in the 20th century and was once again used as an Olympic venue in 2004. It is the finishing point for the annual Athens Classic Marathon. It is also the last venue in Greece from where the Olympic flame handover ceremony to the host nation takes place.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Chris W wrote a review Oct 8
Venice, Italy408 contributions152 helpful votes
Located on a main road near the park it is moving to see the home of the Olympics. A vast structure only for sport. The original cathedral to sport.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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