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Panathenaic Stadium

Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 21 0752 2985
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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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Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue | Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 21 0752 2985
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful stadium in the classic style. The architecture is extraordinary. Plain beauty everywhere you look. Centrally located with parking available. Easy to walk around. Very inspiring.

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Here was the first modern Olympics. There is not much to watch and can easily be missed. It can be seen from outside without a ticket.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just a big athletics circuit from what we could see. Other than the novelty of it having been used in past olympics .. would not have gone.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit for those of you who share an interest in the Olympic games. Entry fee costs 5 Euros and you get a free audio guide. Recommend climbing to the top row (as the guide will advise) but be careful of the...More

Thank _thebutchers87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kallimarmaro Stadium was our last destination in Athens. This elegant stadium was originally built with wooden seats with 50,000 seats to host the Panathenaic Games. Only until 330 BC the governor Lycourgos renovated it into marbles. Over the centuries, it was damaged but was restored...More

Thank Snowbell23514
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ancient stadium, covered entirely in marble, was refurbished to serve as the site of the first Olympics in contemporary times (in 1896). It’s an impressive open-ended 68,000 seat stadium, and it must have been quite something to be there when the first runners arrived...More

Thank Don_G_Wright
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stadion where the Marathon ends. In the catacombes you see the Olympic Flams, the history of the Olympics and you can even make a try to start like a real athlet.

Thank luc_calleeuw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not open 24/7. It is very beautiful though. You have to walk and see every little detail, don't wanna miss it!

Thank Elenmdk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The birthplace of olympic movement is in a very good shape due to the 2004 one. Impressive, neat, enjoyable. I fully recommend The Museum inside, with all the torches and posters of all olympiads in modern times, including the big one used every four years...More

Thank Aburel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Olympic Stadium was great fun and is a highly recommended activity. One is able to access the track and imagine running a successful race and then stand on the medal stand (pictures are a must). The stadium is massive and climbing to the...More

Thank Bob H
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
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10 September 2017|
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Response from annie1018 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the bus or walking. Traveling by car in Athens is stressful and unnecessary.
10 April 2015|
Response from Kadri E |
They made first olympics over there.
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6 January 2015|
Response from Kadri E |
I think it is only museum right now.
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