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Panathenaic Stadium

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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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This place made me a special feeling. To imagine age of this stadium and Olympic games in the past. It was so modest compared to today. Place is well visible even during the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Jerusalem District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can easily see it from out side, if you wish you could go in paying 5€ and see the museum as well.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there just to see it because we had extra time. Arrived, decided not to buy tickets since you can already see inside the stadium. More tourists were outside taking photos than those with tickets inside. We stayed a few minutes for photos and then moved on.

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Trnava
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place made me a special feeling. To imagine age of this stadium and Olympic games in the past. It was so modest compared to today. Place is well visible even during the night when closed. For sure must see in Athens.

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Gause, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not get to go into the stadium as it was closed to the public the time we were there. But it was an impressive site and to think that it was all marble made it even more impressive. You can walk in the footsteps of the olympic athletes if you get to go inside. Glad we stopped by.

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San Pablo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot not love this place! Replete with history that continues to this day, everyone can appreciate the spirit if the Olympics and the site and stadium where it all started. This is simply an awesome place!

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Thank TotooIto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit that gives the spirit of the olympics. On a sunny day a great way to spend a couple of hours in Athens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk in the footsteps of athletes ancient and modern as you walk around this fabulous stadium. Explore the tunnel where the ancient competitors used to enter the stadium by and see the exhibition of Olympic torches. Great place to to visit and like most attractions in Athens, very cheap.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When you pay an entrance fee you are abke to enter the track & tribune. it does not liok anything like a real track , much longers in meters , and shorter in the corners. if you walk approx. 2.5KM you will find a athletic track as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We got here around 1pm which it was perfect, this Stadium sure have the history of the Olympics. If you come here you must do a lap around and celebrate like the Greeks did when this place first open.

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Thank Jc M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place where the first Olympic Games of the new era (Modern Olympics) have taken place back in 1896. Being there during the Olympic Flame handover for the Rio's Olympic Games. It is very close to many other monuments in the centre of Athens. Definitely, in the DON'T MISS list while visiting Athens.

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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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