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Panathenaic Stadium
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Full-Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis and Cape Sounion with Lunch
Ranked #17 of 349 things to do in Athens
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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
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“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.

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“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
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“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
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Houston, Texas, United States
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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
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“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
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