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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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visit @ modern olymlic stadium

When you pay an entrance fee you are abke to enter the track & tribune. it does not liok anything like a real track , much longers in meters , and shorter in the corners. if you... read more

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

When you pay an entrance fee you are abke to enter the track & tribune. it does not liok anything like a real track , much longers in meters , and shorter in the corners. if you walk approx. 2.5KM you will find a athletic track as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got here around 1pm which it was perfect, this Stadium sure have the history of the Olympics. If you come here you must do a lap around and celebrate like the Greeks did when this place first open.

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Thank Jc M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place where the first Olympic Games of the new era (Modern Olympics) have taken place back in 1896. Being there during the Olympic Flame handover for the Rio's Olympic Games. It is very close to many other monuments in the centre of Athens. Definitely, in the DON'T MISS list while visiting Athens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went for a run one morning while staying in Athens, and we did the last mile of the run on the track in the Panathenaic Stadium. We had to pay to get in, but it was surreal tone able to run on the track in this stadium that is steeped in Olympic history.

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Thank BrookeMc
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If you have a spare hour during your visit, the stadium is worth a visit. Especially the audiotour makes the stadium come to live. It is easy to imagine the great Olympics games in 1896. It is also nice to descent the hidden vault; you can almost feel the nervousness of the athletes.

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The audiotour provides a lot of information about the building, the history and about the Olympic games in general. You've to visit this stadion on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a €5 entrance fee, you get to have an audible guide. Great to go all the way up the stadium for pictures. There were not so many visitors when we came here and had the tracks all to ourselves. Great sensation to be standing on a place where history was made of the very first Olympic games.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anyone interested in the Olympics and sports in general will be interested in this sight. The area is beautiful, the history of the spot is fascinating. The fact that it is the only stadium in the world made of marble is impressive in itself.

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If you are a sports buff or follow the olympics at all, you need to see this! It's fun to climb the steps to see the pano view of everything surrounding you. Go onto the track to take some fun pics running or on the medal platforms. They also have a neat museum to check out with all the torches... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The site of the first Olympic games pretty good if you like that sort of thing. One of many history sites to Athens and glad you came. If you come here you won't believe alive this place must have been and you can imagine how much this looks as if it's new. Don't leave Athens without seeing it.

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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 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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