Enjoy views of the city, run a lap of the arena or admire the marble construct of this renowned stadium, which was built to host the first Olympic Games.
The Panathenaic Stadium is one of the world's oldest stadiums. Observe its preserved architecture or enter its expansive foyer. For a small fee, you can explore within and imagine the first Olympic champions competing in its arena.
This construct was built to host the first modern Olympic games in 1896, making it one of the world's oldest standing arenas. Despite its age, this stadium can seat an impressive 45,000 spectators and is still used for athletic competitions.
Take a photograph standing on the dais where the gold, silver and bronze medal winners receive their prizes. If you're feeling energetic, run a lap of the ancient track and test your speed.
Alternatively, climb to the stadium's upper floors and spot city landmarks. From this vantage point, you can photograph the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Filopappos Hill, the National Gardens, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion and Lycabettus Hill, all in the one impressive shot.
Those exploring inside may like to rent an audio guide, available in many languages. Learn about the stadium's construction, the significance of each area and details of the first Olympics as you wander the grounds.
Nearby, the on-site Olympic Museum displays exhibits on the venue's history. This white marble construct was appropriately built on the former site of an ancient Greek stadium.
Find the stadium 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) east of the Acropolis. Being surrounded by dense forest, it is often overlooked by crowds.
The Panathetic Stadium is open for viewing every day. In summer, visit the arena in mornings or evenings to avoid the heat. Bring plenty of water, sun-screen and hats as the reflective marble walls and open plan leave very little shade. For refreshments, stop by the stadium café, which is open daily until afternoon.
Get to the stadium using public metro or bus services. The Syntagma, Acropolis and Evangelismos metro stations are all within walking distance of the stadium.