We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Worth a visit”

Panathenaic Stadium
Book In Advance
More Info
$129.21*
and up
Full-Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis and Cape Sounion with Lunch
Ranked #17 of 349 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Entrance is 3 ? including an audio guide, definitely worth seeing for the architecture and significance. The English audio guide is easy to understand, and with lots of good information and extra tidbits.

A passage leads to a small room containing most of the Olympic torches for the past 60 years, good display that gives you the opportunity to inspect them closely.

Go on a dry day as most of the tour is outside and there is plenty of opportunity to just sit and relax on one of the many seats.

Water is priced fairly, at 50¢ for 750 ml.

Helpful?
Thank Klintrup
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Write a Review

4,019 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2,326
    1,111
    505
    68
    9
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pay the entry fee... It's worth it”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Absolutely fantastic. You can see the stadium without entering but the audioguide is worth it. Walking around the stadium, the olympic gallery and the tunnel as well as learning a bit about this old stadium made it a very interesting and memorable part of our trip.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Chris H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best part of Athens”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I love this tour and have done it four times. I highly recommend going and enjoying being in the heart of such a great monument.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank PerrBear
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Panathenaic Stadium or Panathinaiko (Greek: Παναθηναϊκό στάδιο, also known as the Kallimarmaro (Καλλιμάρμαρο, meaning the "beautifully marbled"), is an athletic stadium in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, the Panathenaic is the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble[citation needed] (from Mount Penteli) and is one of the oldest in the world.

It could once seat about 80,000 spectators on fifty rows of marble steps and currently holds 45,000 spectators.[

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank CJ_Stafford
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“1st modern Olympic stadium, 3€...bargain”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

A good historic site for Olympic fans. The audio guide is included and fairly informative.

You get to go through the passage athletes did as they entered the stadium and see all the historic Olympic torches.

Of course you can just see it from outside but for 3€ it's worth an hour to honour olympians and to support the upkeep of the first modern Olympic stadium.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Ralcolm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Panathenaic Stadium also viewed

 

Been to Panathenaic Stadium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing