A very beautiful stadium, well preserved, but no more than that. The day of my visit it was hosting the arrival of the Athens Classic Marathon, so I had an unexpected extra.
Great to be able to walk everywhere & even sit in the "thrones". Very interesting audio tour, even kept our 11 year old occupied. We had fun running around the track & posing on the podium. All in all, much more fun than we had anticipated.
we had some time to kill and thoroughly enjoyed it. there is an audio tour which was very informative. We can climb up the tunnel to the dressing room where flames and posters from all the years of modern olympics was displayed. Very touching descriptions. the guy at the ticket counter offered us discounted tickets - child rates without asking... More
The idea of reviving the ancient panhellenic games was presented by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894. The first games were held in 1896 and the Panathenaicwas the host of the first olympics of the modern era. Visiting the stadium you can feel the connection with the Pan-Hellenic games that lasted more than 1000 years. With the 3 euro entrance you... More
You don't really appreciate the scale of the thing until you climb the steps to the top. You get great views of the city and a feel for slightly more modern history - there's a list of the places where the modern Olympic Games have been held since its start date in Athens, including the two that were cancelled due... More
The visit can be as low key as you want it to be. Just climbing those stairs, sitting in the king's and queen's seats and running a lap can be enough. The audio guide is great, not overwhelming, easy to follow and with the interesting details. The best part? Experiencing the tunnel before coming out in front of the crowd.
Brilliant, really enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere of this place. It has been well preserved and I would really recommend using the audio guide because it puts the place into context. Also worth a visit, is the press room upstairs where there are posters to see from all the modern Olympic Games as well as all the torches that have... More
It is very impressive to see such an ancient place kept in such a superb condition, specially in Greece where everything else is falling apart (the monuments and cultural sites, I am not talking about the current political situation). This place is simple, elegant and lovely.
Thank you Athens for keeping the Panathenaic stadium what it is. A truly marvelous place. My daughter and I sat down the middle part of the stadium seats and were breathless by what this symbolizes and its place in history - the birth of the Modern Olympics. To walk at the same track were athletes run was awesome! Great place... More
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