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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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Well worth the entry fee

We came intending to have a quick stop but ended up spending a couple of hours mooching around and just enjoying the place. They give 'free' audio tours (included in the entry... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A large marble u shaped theater of some historic import but for a jaded ( seen a lot in the world) girl like me another big ho and hum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came intending to have a quick stop but ended up spending a couple of hours mooching around and just enjoying the place. They give 'free' audio tours (included in the entry) and we found these really interesting. You can walk around any part and are allowed onto the track. There's a room with all the Olympic torches, presumably replicas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not just another stadium but great greek history inspiration for a contemporary public space for sport activities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One visits this amazing stadium and can imagine all the pomp and curcumstance of the historic Olympics. Amazing architecture. It was very refreshing to see youngsters training with their classes in the stadium - history comes to life!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will be taken back by this place. Ticket also includes a free audio guide and you walk around to the different points. So much to learn. Amazing that the quality of the stadium is still so good. It hosted the 1st ever modern olympic games.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is remade of ald historic stadium. Some of the olimpic games was held here it is nice memory to take with you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This well preserved 6th century BC 'Panathenaic Stadium' in the center of Athens can be reached on foot, sightseeing-bus or car. It's really worthy to visit, and when you are standing in this huge, historic structure with it's grand past, one may suddenly feel very tiny and may even sense a kind of humbleness. It's a location that can be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original stadium of the very first Olympics! What else needs to be said? Will you spend hours here? No! But if you walk a bit in athens you will pass it. Take a few minutes to look and think of the true meaning...

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It is really incredible to go here and just absorb all of the history! And it is a beautiful place as well!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can view this from the hop-on bus, or stop and explore. We were fortunate that it was on our way into town. Worth a hop-off!

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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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