Athens: First Olympic Stadium

When I was in Athens, I was able to see the First Olympic Stadium aka the Panathenaic Stadium. It was awesome because this was where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896.

What’s more awesome is that the stadium’s site was where the ancient games were held in honor of the Goddess Athena. The stadium was eventually rebuilt entirely in marble, the only one in the world.


Admission fee:

Adults:  €3

Students and senior visitors (over 65 years old):  €1,50


Opening hours:

Daily: March to October 08:00-19:00

Daily: November to February: 08:00-17:00

The tour includes an audio tour and allows you to go inside the locker rooms. The Stadium is open 7 days a week, throughout the year. This place is within walking distance from downtown Athens where the hotels are. It is also near the National Gardens and Hadrian’s Arch.

Have you been to Athens? What was your favorite historical attraction?


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Jen is a Chicago-based traveler and a full-time Director of Development for an arts & culture organization. Originally from Connecticut, she created JetsettingJen as a place to share her travel stories and photos with friends and family. Now, it is a place for adventurers, explorers and dreamers. Its purpose is to inspire and encourage people to see the world and achieve a better work-life balance.