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Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum
"Following a hotel pick-up your first stop will be at the Panathinaikos Stadium cradle of the first modern Olympic games which took place in 1896. Pass by the Greek Parliament in the former Royal Palace of Syntagma Square and watch the fanciful Evzoni Guards in their amber tunics. Continue to the stately Zappion Conference Center in the National Gardens of Greece. Proceed Hadrian's Arc and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier guarded by more Evzones.You will pass the handsome Numismatic Museum at Schlieman's House the Catholic Cathedral
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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens
"Start with a hotel pickup from by air-conditioned minibus and then travel into the city center with your private guide. During the drive relax and chat about the things in Athens that interest you the most. Although your itinerary is planned the commentary on your private tour can be customized to your interests.Your first stop is Panathenian Stadium an impressive white-marble structure that was the site of the first Olympic Games in 1896. During a look around inside hear tales of the stadium’s architecture and reconstruction and learn all about its history as one of the country’s most renowned sports venues. Near the stadium lies the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus — or more simply
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Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer
"Accompanied by your own private guide-photographer you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special walking tour of Athens City. While guiding you around Athens city famous cultural and historic landmarks your personal photographer will provide an entertaining commentary and let you into ancient city secrets including the best places for dining shopping and entertainment.Customize your photography walking tour to suit yourself and choose a 2-hour. Popular destinations include:Panathenaic Stadium: Stadium that hosted the first olympic games in 1896 is a spectacular backdrop for photos National Gardens and Zappeion: A stunning setting for pictures in Athens National Gardens
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Panathenaic Stadium - Kallimarmaro Tips (43)

Panathinaikon Stadium

Panathinaikon Stadium This photo was taken on the night that the Greek athletes returned home from the 1996 Olympics. It also shows the Athenians celebrating the 2004 Olympics to be held in the city....
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Mar 07, 2013

The Panathenaic Stadium is Seldom Used Now

This splendid stadium containing 60,000 seats and completely covered in marble was the site of the first modern Olympic games in 1896. It is a later reconstruction of the one rebuilt by Herodes...
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Oct 27, 2011

As Beautiful as 2400 Years Ago

The merging of ancient and new in Athens can be seen here, in the Old Olympic Stadium (Kallimarmaro). The first and original stadium in this location was built by Lykourgos in 330 BC.The first...
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Nov 23, 2010

Be sure to bring your track shoes...

Being that Athens is thought of as the birth place of the Olympics, its quite fitting that they have a stadium named for it. It beautiful in its understated simplicity and is viewable from the...
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Mar 21, 2009

Panathinaiko Stadium

The stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron, i.e. the "beautifully marbled") was built for the 1896 Summer Olympics, with completion funding provided by the Greek benefactor George Averoff whose...
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Feb 18, 2009

Panathenaic stadium

Originally built in the 4th century B.C., thePanathenaic stadium, was remade in marbleby Lycurgus in 329 B.C. for the athleticevent of Panathinaea. During this annualathletic event, the stadium hosted...
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Oct 24, 2008

Panathenaic Stadium

It was originally a natural hollow part of the ground between the two hills of Agra and Ardettos, over Ilissos river. It was transformed into a stadium by Lykourgos in 330-329 BC for the athletic...
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Aug 21, 2008

First Olympic Event

The Olympic Stadium was named after the man to win the first (modern) Olympic marathon race in 1896. Located in the area of Maroussi in Athens, it is the major Greek stadium and hosted the athletics...
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Jul 16, 2008

The spirit of sportsmanship

The Panathenaic Stadium was built by archon Lycurgus in 329 BC in a natural hollow between two hills, the Agra and Ardettos, on the site of an ancient stadium used for the athletic competitions of the...
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Sep 04, 2007


Panathenaic stadium or Kallimarmaro was remade in marble in 329BC(original it had wooden seat)Used from the ancient years to host the Panathenaic games was rebuilt again in 1896 to host the first...
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Apr 15, 2007

Kallimarmaro (Olympic) Stadium

Reconstructed and restored for the first modern Olympics (1896), the Kallimarmaro Stadium occupies the same site as the original Panathenaic Stadium built in 330 BC, although the present design is a...
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Mar 30, 2007

See a performance at the Parthenon stadium!

We saw a modern dance performance here. Sitting in the open air theater made it so easy to feel connected to the generations of people who have attended theater for the past 1500 years . Pretty...
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Jul 02, 2006
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Central Market - Varvakios Agora

It is a great way to spend money on food. Also known as ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΗ ΑΓΟΡΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ, it is located between Omonia and Monastiraki.
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Numismatic Museum

The Numismatic Museum of Athens, with a history going back to 1829, is one of the few of its kind in the world and the only such museum in the Balkans. It provides continuous educational support for...
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Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum is my favourite museum in Athens. Many temporary exhibitions are organized here. Last time we visited the Benaki Museum in April 2010 there were three temporary exhibions: The first one...
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Museum of Cycladic Art

A collection of ancient treasures. The museum consists a wide range of exhibits, ranging from the Cycladic period to ancient Greek period and even a segment on contemporary art work. The contents...
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Jewish Museum

As described on the brochure of the Museum: "The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2.300 years of Jewish life in Greece.As a historical...
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Tzistarakis Mosque

It is located on Μοναστηράκι and is easily accessible by metro. It was built in 1759 and has no minaret. This is still a problem for the Muslim community of Athens, since this is one of the very few...
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