Panathenaic Stadium

Panathenaic Stadium

Visit Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium is located on the site of an ancient stadium and for many centuries hosted games in which nude male athletes competed (gymnikoi agones) in track events, athletics championships as we would call them today. The games, which since antiquity had been held in an area far from the city, were included in the programme of the Panathenaia festival celebrations in 566/565 BC.

The Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium is one of the most visited attractions in Athens. It is currently a multi-function stadium that was initially built as a race track in 330 BC for the Panathenaic Games. Dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, the Panathenaic Games was a popular event that took place once every four years

The legendary stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro, is one of the most popular visits in the Greek capital. Visitors can walk along the marble stands where the Athenians once cheered the sportsmen on centuries ago.


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.

Small museum

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.