One of the city's major sights is the Panathenaic Stadium (Παναθηναϊκό ... More
One of the city's major sights is the Panathenaic Stadium (Παναθηναϊκό στάδιο) at the foot of Ardittos Hill. This huge horseshoe-shaped structure hosted the first contemporary Olympic Games back in 1896, when they were revived for the first time since antiquity. The present-day stadium was built on the site of an ancient stadium constructed in 330BC and later transformed by the Romans into an arena. It is made of white marble, hence the stadium's nickname "Kallimarmaro" (Καλλιμάρμαρο, meaning the "beautifully marbled"). With its capacity of 70,000 spectators, the stadium is used nowadays as a venue for large-scale events.
South of the Acropolis stands the world's oldest theater. Theater of Dionysus (Θέατρο του ... was constructed in the 6th
century BC and rebuilt in the 4th century BC. All the works of the great ancient dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, ...
One of the oldest tavernas in Athens can be found near the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games
were held in 1896. The rustic decor sets the scene for its traditional Greek cuisine. You can either order ...
Illustrating the civilizations, myths and religions that flourished in Greece over a period of more than 1,000 years, the Acropolis,
the site of four of the greatest masterpieces of classical Greek art the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum ...
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