Panathenaic Stadium

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37° 58' 5.9592" N, 23° 44' 27.5064" E
General info: 

Athens is not all about history, culture and food. Sport was a very important activity for the antic Greek citizen.

Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, the Panathenaic Stadium or Panathinaiko, is the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble and is one of the oldest in the world. The enormous expense of its reconstructing was undertaken largely by the benefactor of the Nation, Georgios Averoff. His marble portrait statue, to the right of the entrance to the Stadium, was carved by the sculptor Georgios Vroutos.

Panathinaiko also hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Getting there: 

Red 550
Green 90, 209
Yellow 2, 4, 10, 11

Metro stations:


Normal ticket: € 3
Student ticket: € 1,50
School students with their teachers: free
Infants under 6 years: free

Hours of operation:
March - October: 8 am – 7 pm
November - February: 8 am – 5 pm

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