The Panathenaic Stadium is the biggest sight in Athens. A place where sports and ancient Greek culture got united.
The Stadium where 50 000 spectators could watch performances and fully made of marble is located at the very center of Athens. The Olympics Games and the Gladiator fights used to take place here and now there is a museum here where all the Olympics torches are kept.
Now the stadium holds sports competitions very rarely. It becomes a place for different concerts, exhibitions and other Greek cultural events.
How to do?
1. If you are walking along the National park of Athens just go straight to the exit and right in front of it you’ll see the stadium. In case of taking subway, go to Acropolis metro station.
2. Buy the ticket at the entrance. The price includes an audio excursion in different languages.
3. Don’t forget to pop into the souvenirs shop and but a mini-stadium. Or come around the coffee shop in the stadium area.
Where to do?
The Panathenaic Stadium
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.9
The ticket price is 5 euros for adults. Students and people aged 65 plus have to pay 2.5 euros. The entrance is free for cheldren under 6.
More things to do in Athens
Taste Mullus barbatus
Greece is known for not only its paradise islands, but also for its exquisite food. Greek cuisine is a must-taste for all travelers. 106
Try Greek moussaka
Deliciously layered roasted eggplant, seasoned meat and potatoes, topped with our bechamel sauce, this is fantastic Greek dish moussaka. Just taste it! 46
Souvlaki - a typical Greek fast food - is fried meat on skewers, which can be ordered at any cafe, restaurant or diner. 23
Traditional Greek soup on chicken broth with rise, eggs and lemon juice. It is so delicious that you can not resist the supplement. 47
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Athens with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!