Panathenaic Stadium

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Timings : March - October: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM,
November - February: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : Adult - EUR 5,
Child - EUR 2.50

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Panathenaic Stadium, Athens Overview

Panathenic Stadium is the place which had the honour to host the first modern Olympics in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world built from marble.

In ancient times, Panathenaic stadium was used to host the athletic events of the Panathenaic Games. During the 2004 Olympic Games, it hosted the archery competition and Marathon finale. It could once seat about 80,000 people on marble steps but currently holds 45,000 spectators. The Panathenaic Stadium is now the place where the Olympic flame handover ceremony takes place before every Olympic Games.

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