The original Grecian Olympic Stadium was built in 566 BC and then rebuilt out of marble in an attempt to resist corrosion in 329 BC. While that wasn't a permanent solution, the architectural compound did provide enough remnants to work as a foundation for the rebuilt Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Game in 1896.
Since its recreation, this family friendly attraction has been open to fans, tourists, and teams alike. The last World Olympic Games were played in 2004. Weekday tours include a 10-language option audio tour guide device per visitor. Be sure to pick up a snack, souvenir, and visit the on-site museum to learn even more about the Olympic Games and relevant local history.
'Stoa' is the word for a covered walkway, and this one is a reconstructed version of an original... Read more