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Olympia Theater

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Address: 59 Akadimias, at Mavromihali, Athens 106 79, Greece
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We went to Olympia to see where the 1st games were held and then we saw where the 1st modern Olympics were held. Interesting to see the line of history and the resemblances... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew A
Daegu, South Korea
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Daegu, South Korea
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Olympia to see where the 1st games were held and then we saw where the 1st modern Olympics were held. Interesting to see the line of history and the resemblances between the two stadiums. This is well worth a stroll to and around.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were nicely surprised by this pleasant experience. Highlight was when kids decided to do some sprint racing on the track.

Thank Paul B
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Panathinaiko-Stadium is a real gem. It's well looked-after (no trash or litter) and offers endless photo opportunities for people who love architecture photography. You can run (if you like!) on the tracks, but also climb the stands. On the top stand you get a wonderful Akropolis view. The entry fee is five Euros and includes a self-guided audio tour... More 

Thank Isidor85
Halmstad, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Even though u can see the place from the outside, i still recommend everybody to come inside and feel the magnificence look of the theater. It is totally different when you are actually inside of it and it well worth the money.

Thank pinkioxora
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

During my Athens trip, I took a walking tour and part of it got a chance to see Olympia Theater. Its in excellent condition (restored) and a must visit.

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Palma Nova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Anyone interested in the Olympic Games this is a must see in the centre of Athens so easy to visit only €5 euro entry and has an audio tour which we did not do. Amazing to think that c70000 people could sit in the area built in the 19th century. There is also a hall with all the Olympic torches

Thank Mark S
Alsager, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

You an view the stadium from the open end. There isn't a huge amount to see, it is after all just a stadium but it is large and impressive and again, it's the sense of history which really makes the visit. Worth visiting if you are in Athens.

Thank GAlsager
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Took my children and grandchildren here as this is the original Olympic stadium . It has been carefully restored to its former glory with a great history behind it as described on the free handset you get with the entrance fee . Well worth a visit back in time .

Thank Jimpendrigh
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great place. When you drive by on a bus tour you can see basically the whole stadium, very beautiful.

Thank MarriV90
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed here, you're allowed to scramble all over the site and race track. Great little museum part too which takes pride in the history of the modern olympics. My kids loved it here.

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Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
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