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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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This is remade of ald historic stadium. Some of the olimpic games was held here it is nice memory to take with you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is remade of ald historic stadium. Some of the olimpic games was held here it is nice memory to take with you

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This well preserved 6th century BC 'Panathenaic Stadium' in the center of Athens can be reached on foot, sightseeing-bus or car. It's really worthy to visit, and when you are standing in this huge, historic structure with it's grand past, one may suddenly feel very tiny and may even sense a kind of humbleness. It's a location that can be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The original stadium of the very first Olympics! What else needs to be said? Will you spend hours here? No! But if you walk a bit in athens you will pass it. Take a few minutes to look and think of the true meaning...

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It is really incredible to go here and just absorb all of the history! And it is a beautiful place as well!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can view this from the hop-on bus, or stop and explore. We were fortunate that it was on our way into town. Worth a hop-off!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It feels kinda special to be in this >2500yr old stadium that hosted the first modern day Olympics. Entrance to this stadium that was built into a mountain is 5E and includes a nice audio-guide. The small museum with a collection of olympic paraphernalia is worth a visit, too. For people that like to run themselves, there is a 0,9... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being able to run at the sight of the first modern Olympic games is life changing. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the torch exhibit.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The revival of the modern Olympics took place in this magnificent stadium in 1896. Visit to get the ambiance.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a historic stadium. Its proximity to the Athens downtown historic center makes it very popular but it is indeed a stadium, made of marble.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect geometry. Breath taking . Small but informative museum at the far end. Wear good grippy shoes as marble and it can be slippery.

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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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