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Kallimarmaro Stadium

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Kallimarmaro Stadium.

Kallimarmaro Stadium features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Athens City Guide3-day Athens City Guide5-day Athens City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Beautiful marble stadium
  • Venue of the first modern Olympic games

Time required: 20 minutes

Phone: +30 210 75 22 9846

Web site: http://www.panathenaicst...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
March - Oct: 8am - 7pm
Nov - Feb: 8am - 5pm


Ticket type Charge
General: 3 €
Reduced: 1.5 €

Public transport:

  • Red Metro Line: Akropoli station

Address: Vas. Konstantinou Street, Athens

Things you need to know:

  • Originally the stadium was built in the 4th century BC to host the Panathenian games held every 4 year. Herodes Atticus rebuilt the stadium in marble in AD 143-44
  • The stadium's official name is Panathinaiko or Panathenaic Stadium. It is the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble
  • It was able to hold 50,000 people, the same as the Roman Colosseum
  • The building measured 1 stade (600 Greek feet) in length; hence stems the word stadium
  • For a long time the building was neglected and it deteriorated
  • After excavation the stadium was rebuilt for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. In 2004 the Olympic Marathon Race finished here
  • Today it is more commonly known as 'Kallimarmaro' (meaning beautiful marbel), and serves as a venue for major events and concerts

What to do there:

  • Take an audioguide (included in the admission fee) and tour the Stadium

Kallimarmaro Stadium features in these preplanned City Guides: