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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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Spent an hour or two wandering around this with my girlfriend when we were in Athens last month. Very impressive stadium with interesting history. Definitely worth picking up an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an hour or two wandering around this with my girlfriend when we were in Athens last month. Very impressive stadium with interesting history. Definitely worth picking up an audio guide on the way in which helps explain all the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can imagine being a spectator in this marble stadium for the first olympics. What a site. And not too demanding in term of f walking

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Thank Pierre M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time visiting this place!!! If you are new to Greece, you should not miss a chance to visit this wonderful historic place!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss the museum of the olympic torches insise the stadium. It is impressive and huge to take a stroll. Walk up until de last row for a great view of the Acropolis.

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Thank Laura C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Authentic Marathon Run, I have been running several marathons around the world. Nevertheless, Authentic Marathon in Athens with the finish at Panathenaic Stadium is a breath taking experience. Lovely moments of the run are running moments-entertainment supported by music and off course a finish area.The running route could be divided into two main parts. The first is uphill and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is not much to see here but it is worth stopping by. You could get by without actually entering and just viewing from the outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place! It's Olympic history was very interesting. It was neat to imagine what it would have been like centuries ago. So much history! When in Athens it's a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This stadium is huge with lots of seating. It will take some time to climb all the stairs and see it from different angles.

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If you love running, this is the finish area for the original Marathon. The whole experience is great , lot of people waiting and cheering for you. It might be an emotional feedback as it is related to finishing of my Marathon race 🙂

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This is the most fascinating place to visit if you love history and you are antiquated. I loved the tour guide it was relaxing and very informant. I could literally feel included .

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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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