The Panathenaic Stadium is a classical cultural monument of Greece. Its history is directly connected to the Modern Olympic Games, from their revival in 1896 until the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. It is also the place from which the Olympic Flame is delivered to all the Olympic Games, Winter, Summer, and Youth, as well as the Athens Authentic Marathon.
The goal of The Hellenic Olympic Committee is to make the Stadium a main attraction and to promote the athletic spirit to the youth by organizing athletic and cultural events for the children.
The Panathenaic Stadium has a long and interesting history that spans centuries. It was constructed in the 4th century B.C. and was used to host events related to the celebration of the city of Athens, the “Great Panathenaia”. During its long history, the Stadium has seen major changes; in the late 19th century, the Stadium underwent major reconstructions and took its final form.
The Stadium is open 7 days a week, throughout the year.
Free entrance: Groups of schoolchildren and their escorts, and children under the age of six.
Daily: March to October 08:00-19:00
Daily: November to February: 08:00-17:00
The Panathenaic Stadium also features an audio tour, included in the price of the ticket. Upon entering the grounds, each visitor receives an audio guide device in 10 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Russian) and a brochure containing information about the Stadium, available in English, French, and Greek. The audio tour lasts approximately 10 to 20 minutes, according to the user’s preferences.
There is also a coffee shop operating near the Panathenaic Stadium’s entrance, where visitors can have refreshments or a quick snack.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee plans to operate in the Panathenaic Stadium a small museum, hosting exhibits related to its history. The museum will also contain a store, selling memorabilia and souvenirs.