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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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Huge Stadium

Huge Stadium which can accommodate around 80,000 persons at the same time and really once you are there you can imagine how huge this building and how Long it took them to build it

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Huge Stadium which can accommodate around 80,000 persons at the same time and really once you are there you can imagine how huge this building and how Long it took them to build it

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Rebuilt in the very early 20thC attempting to recreate the original, the Stadium is most impressive. The track is open to visitors as is a winners’ podium. So come, run, celebrate and take some photos.

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Not very exciting - you can see all that you need to without paying to go in. Looks quite good at night

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For friends of both sports and history this place is a must: a faithfully rebuilt stadium just like they used to make them in the days of the Ancient Olympic Games, of the Panathenaic festivals, of the chariot races... Right in the heart of Athens, where the big events took place in ancient days, it's easily accessible and a real... More 

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Take time out to visit the stadiums and use the audio guide that you get at the counter. The history and architecture of the stadium are explained in an interesting way. Try to walk the length, breadth and reach the highest gallery to soak in the effect.

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It's interesting visit to the starting point of the old and the new Olympic Games. Informative audio tour included in the ticket. 5 euros per adult is a reasonable entrance fee.

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It nice to see the place and take many pictures the and set on the side it's really lovely but the only thing the high price for the ticket i can pay the same for the museum

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Take an hour or two to visit this great stadium while you're in Athens. The historical significance is deep, but the facility itself is really neat. Walk the middle or top tiers to get a different perspective, but make sure you go into the famed tunnel at the rear of the stadium and view the multimedia displays. The handicapped can... More 

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What I liked about this place was it wasn't a ruin! It has been rebuilt and restored and it's a great space to wander around. Make sure you go in the tunnel as the room at the end has all the old Olympic posters and torches. The audio tour they offer (one of those hand held devices) is worth having... More 

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This tour should be on the list of everybody visiting Athens, it's brilliant! Because most people seem to rock up, take a picture from the road, then leave, the place is empty! Splash out the €5 and take the tour, be a part of the place rather than standing outside gorping in. TOP TIP: go up row 18/19 for views... More 

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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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