The Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens

Publish date: 03-01-2019
The Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens

The Panathinaikos Stadium (Παναθηναϊκό στάδιο), another name Kalimarmaro (Καλλιμάρμαρο) is a classical cultural and tourist monument in Greece and one of the most significant monuments in Athens. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Athens.

This stadium is unique in that it is the only one in the world created from Panteli white marble. Translated from the Greek, its name sounds like "beautiful marble."

Panathinaikos Stadium is also the place from which the Olympic Flame begins its journey to the cities of the Summer and Winter Olympics.

The stadium was built in 330 BC by the initiative of Archon Lycurgus for the Panathenaic Games.

In 1869, the stadium was restored and the Zappas Olympics were held there in 1870 and 1875. After further repairs, at the stadium were organized opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Ticket prices

Full ticket 5,00 €
Discount ticket (students and persons over 65)  2,50 €
Disabled and accompanying person  free
Children under 6 years free

The price includes an audio guide with a choice of 11 languages.

Before your visit, check the information on the  official site.

Panathinaikos stadium opening hours  

  • March - October: 8:00-19:00
  • November - February: 8:00-17:00

 

How to get to the stadium

Panathinaikos Stadium is located in the center of Athens, about a kilometer from the metro stations:

  • Syntagma
  • Acropolis
  • Evangelismos

Buses:

  • 2, 4, 10, 11, 209 stops "Mets" or "Stadio". 
  • 550  stop "Stadio"

A little to the side, but much closer than the metro there is a stop of the T4 and T5 trams.

Address: 

Vasileos Konstantinou Anevue, Athens 116 35,  coordinates: 37.96833°N 23.74111°E

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