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The Panathenaic Stadium is the only place in the world that is fully made of marble. And right from this place you’ll be amazed by breathtaking view.
In the center of Athens there is a unique spot – a place where the first Olympic Games took place. The huge Panathenaic Stadium which was constructed in 329AD in the shape of a prolonged horseshoe. It is 236 meters long and 50 000 spectators used to watch performances here. The uniqueness of the stadium lies in the fact it is fully made marble the same that was used in constructions of Acropolis.
Except well-known Olympics, the Gladiator fights took place here as well. But only preparing for the Panathenaic Games in honor of the patroness Athena resulted in the stadium marble covering.
In the course of time the stadium started falling into ruins, but in order to hold the first Olympic Games it was fully reconstructed. And in 1896 on the Panathenaic Stadium the first Olympics of modern times took place here.
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More places to visit in Athens
New Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum in Athens is the new ultra-modern project located right at the foot of Acropolis where exhibits from the Antique time and the Middle Ages are collected.4
This is one of the places that are worth visiting in Athens since it offers an unforgettable and really magnificent view of the whole city.12
One more place of interest to visit is the Socrates’ prison. This is the place where outstanding philosopher made his last days pass.5
Syntagma metro station
The most unusual subway in the world is Syntagma in Athens. You’ll see exhibit pieces right after getting off the subway car.2
Standing on the Aeropagus Hill you'll get sight of magnificent view of Athens. Come up to the mount and get admired and inspired.8
Cable car in Athens is the fastest and most convenient and safe way to climb to the top of Mount Lycabettus with an incredible view on the city.9
The central square of the city, from where you can easily get all the main attractions of Athens, also here you can see how the Evzones detachment changes their watch.14