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Panathenaic Stadium, Athens

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient stadium, Panathenaic Stadium serves as the only major sports venue in the world built entirely of white marble. The stadium, one of the oldest in the world, hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and now serves mostly as a venue for live concerts and archery events. Originally built on this site in 566 BCE and renovated several times over the centuries, the hairpin-shaped stadium could once seat about 80,000 spectators. Today, the fifty rows of marble steps have the capacity to receive about half as many visitors. Take a morning jog on the ancient track, or take self-guided audio tour of the entire stadium. Using our online itinerary creator, Athens attractions like Panathenaic Stadium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Kallimarmaro as they also say in Greek Panathenaic Stadium is one of the main attractions in the city of Athens. Most of the important historical facts of it can be read in wikipedia. The most importa...  read more »
  • And only or presence of each one of us, in the area committed the first OLYMPIC games of the modern history of our planet in 1896, is the highest title of honor and satisfaction!
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  • I'm not objective and redundant to talk about the history and elegance. I grew up in the area, often running inside the stadium (like many other amateurs and Club members, especially very early in the morning and late afternoon) until the ban in the mid-90s. The path around the stage in evening jogging Hill offers delight. Having shut down the stadium sometimes, after races, I feel emotion and looking forward to the next time. If able, step inside and enjoy a round. The monument has a separate value for each Athenian and gathers the interest of tourists. However, something should be done with the coaches, parked for hours and cause infarction. And tourists let cross with caution, even when there is green for pedestrians, some drivers raped due to congestion from buses.
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  • Very cool first. stadium for the modern day Olympic games. The admission of 5€ is reasonable as it includes access to the stadium which you may walk the track, climb the stands (which provide some great view points for photos) and also a small exhibition which has all the Olympic torches on display. It's worth paying for the inside since it provides photos unblocked.
  • Very cool. My only complaint is that the actual history of the stadium is still a bit unclear. When was it constructed in its current form and what went up when?
  • Really nice clean stadium with some great history. Also if you go early you might find yourself alone there. Not that crowded and totally recommend for some nice views and history
  • The first olympic stadium in the world in Athens. Amazing place with amazing history. Very beautiful to see. Recommended to visit and to feel the history of this place.
  • Excellent place for training.There is a running corridor at the back of the stadium.There are also routes for hiking in arditos hill.The view to Acropolis and Lykavitos hill is amazing.
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