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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 5 days ago via mobile

A most impressive construction to be sure, and something that I would call must see. The structure of the stadium seems simple in itself, but as you walk around you get a feel for the little touches, which the free audio guide also explains. Walking...More

Thank Johannes Sælsen N
Reviewed 6 days ago

we walked by it, and it was beautiful enough, we did however not pay the entrance to go in.you can take pretty pictures just standing in front of it.

Thank l-f-s-francois
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a lovely structure but not much to see. Easily skippable, but if you're in the park, walk past. This picture pretty much sums it up.

Thank mpm1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here real fast and took some pictures outside of the gate and read the site signage. You can pay a fee and go inside and really enjoy the site, but it was incredibly hot, so we just took off. Watch for the Monk...More

Thank lowens311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's on a pretty big road so you could really just drive by and see it. They had barriers up so we couldn't go in to sit or anything. Still pretty cool though

Thank Vicgert
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is huge, honestly the scale of it is quite staggering. We almost stumbled across this as our friend had taken us through the parks on a walk. The trees open out to reveal the amazing sight of the stadium. Not too busy around...More

Thank Iain T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This stadium has held 3 olympics and is made out of marble. Worth looking at. The first modern olympics was held here.

Thank Bindastraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must when in Athens. This is where the Olympics started! Take the audio guide with a lot of information and you get the feeling of being there at that time. One of the best spots on our trip!

Thank Clara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially we weren't sure if we should visit the Panthenaic Stadium as it was not included in our pass package, but we paid the additional 12 euros for our family and are so happy we did. We all did a lap of the track and...More

Thank jjhrtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extra charge to go inside stadium, but you can fully view from outside rope area. Stall souvenir shop with authentic Olympic souvenirs.

Thank herculesmom
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 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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