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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

5 euro well worth a look. Enjoyed the tunnel to the museum and original changerooms etc. use the headphones. There is so much info to learn about and not noticeable without being told

Thank yantina
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited most sights in Athens... this one is stunning at night and you can get some good photos from outside without having to pay to go in. Looking at the site map not sure value of paying to look around. Not covered by the...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The stadium has some secrets many people don't know about when they do the tour without guidance. The most surprising thing might be that this stadium hasn't been build just for the reintroduction of the olympic games in 1896. No this stadium has initially been...More

Thank Olaf G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit, especially early morning before the crowds appear. It's a magnificent stadium, and the acoustics are superb hen quiet.

Thank Citrus-Farmer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was much more interesting than I thought it was gong to be. Stepping back to this kind of stadium so different from modern ones made you appreciate the engineering required at that time and how different for the competitors. Climbing to the top of...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic piece of history that you can stroll (or sprint) around if you fancy. I love the history of this place and how still we celebrate Olympic Games every four years today! Notes from a wheelchair: Site has open access with ramps provided.

Thank TobyOnWheels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Athens walked tours company provided us with an amazing adventure. Would highly recommend anyone traveling to this area to use their services for a unique and individualized experience

Thank Delilah Redmond O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe it is a must to visit while in Athens. Although you don't have much to do there, it's a historic place with a great importance and it's nice to see and take some pictures. There are audio guides if you pay and anter...More

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the home of the modern Olympic Games this was my teens and tweens favourite stop today. With two promising sports specialists out of the three children, they were enrapt with the whole stadium and Olympic 'museum' (complete with torches from all the modern Olympic...More

Thank Mum23B0ys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stadium, made entirely of marble, is a work of art. Built for the first modern Olympics in 1896, it sits on the ruins of the ancient stadium used during the Panathenaic Games. It was used again for the 2004 Olympics and still hosts athletic...More

Thank TorontoJK
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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