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Panathenaic Stadium

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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seriously was so shocked that we only paid 5 euros and we had a audio guide, had access to walk all over the stadium including the track & also the small museum in the undergrounds!! my goodness it was a spectacular experience!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank noemi0910
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to the Stadium many times in the past, even to concerts. However every time we are moved by the whole atmosphere. Unfortunately authorities seem to have abandoned the place. It still remains a great monument to visit, especially with children.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iokasti_8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Place is worth seeing, but I don't think it is worth paying for seeing it. Not much you loose if you are not buying the ticket.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 808_ukaszk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little piece of sport history. Enjoy the atmosphere of ancient Olympic games and dive a bit into the museum experience that shows some milestones of sport history. Highly recommended sight to stop. Entrance fees are 5/2.50 Euros.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank feherp88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a stadium, didn't pay to get in, I think one can understand the building just by looking at it from the street. Size is impressive for something built at the end of the 19th century.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrei M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the place it all started anew , in1896 , and never stopped since -the olympic stadium - that hosted back then the start of a new era . Strong as a symbol should be it is a great stop on the list of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zinio
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you’re in Athens and have an hour or two to spare we would highly recommend this site. It is within moderate walking distance or couple of bus stops from the city centre and a very peaceful place to wander round, soak in some Olympic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve_and_Zoe2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Panathenaic Stadium is right in downtown Athens on a very busy boulevard. It is an impressive stadium built of local stone. It seats about 70,000 and is the sight of the first modern Olympic Games for 1896. It is still in very good shape...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jmatt0952
Reviewed 1 week ago

For only 5 euros you get access to this amazing stadium where you can walk everywhere, even have a run on the track and pretend you are taking part in your own Olympic event. Don't forget to go through the entrance that takes you under...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gary_and_Sarah
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site after we had been to see the Temple of Zeus since it was just a short 10 minute walk away. Admission was 5 Euros and I got a senior citizen reduction of 50%. On the weekday afternoon we visited there were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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16 January 2019|
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Response from aerotravelr | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, the handheld audioguide tour (which is included with entry fee) takes approx 45 mins to talk you through the various stations around the stadium. My 18yr old daughter and I visited in mid-Dec 2018 and... More
31 October 2018|
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Response from Ted T | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we didn't attend an event there. There should be a seating chart to help you make a selection.
Elijah M
13 July 2018|
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Response from MrMrsBatin0912 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, I just did and felt surreal 😉