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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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Great visit.

We did pay for the ticket to enter and it worth it. Must walk to the top of steps to look down to get the just of it. 5 star experience.

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Zebbug, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looks nice but unless something s going on I'm not sure it's worth the entrance fee... Looks majestic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did pay for the ticket to enter and it worth it. Must walk to the top of steps to look down to get the just of it. 5 star experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Panathenaic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece and one of the main attractions there. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. It was rebuilt in marble by Herodes Atticus, an Athenian Roman senator and finished in 144 AD with a capacity of 50,000 seats. it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

unbelievable wonderful sight seen must visit during the Authentic Marathon to feel the magic! And feel like Greek!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the extra fee to go in. Try climbing to top but careful with steep steps and slippery if raining. What a view from top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great historical site. We could see it from the roof top restaurant of the Athens Gate hotel during a four night stay, and really wanted to see it close up too. We managed to do this after getting off the tram by the Temple of Olympian Zeus on our way back to the hotel, and walking across the road... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok, I am partial to this attraction due to my history of running high school and college cross country and track. I LOVED seeing this stadium. To pretend I was back in time at the very beginning of the Olympics.... to see how far the city of Athens grew all around the stadium..... 100% worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really interesting audio tour and very atmospheric. Small museum with Olympic torches and posters very good too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is quit spectacular and great to say you have seen it...... Makes great photos to. It was closed when I arrived but this was late in the evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an hour or two wandering around this with my girlfriend when we were in Athens last month. Very impressive stadium with interesting history. Definitely worth picking up an audio guide on the way in which helps explain all the history.

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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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