Panathenaic Stadium is a stadium in Athens, Greece. The multipurpose stadium was built in 144 AD on the orders of Herodes Atticus. After the 4th century the stadium fell into disuse until it was restored in the 18th century. It is the only stadium in the world to be built entirely from marble. The stadium is known for hosting the first modern Olympics. It also hosted the 2004 Olympics. The stadium hosts a number of sports, such as long distance running. It has a capacity of 45,000.
You can get to the stadium on the tram, take the T4 or T5 lines to ‘Zapello’ which is a short walk away from the stadium. You can also get the bus, the 2, 3, 10 and 11 all stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to visit the stadium is by attending a sporting event but these are quite infrequent. The stadium is open to visitors daily for a look around, admission is set at 3 euros.