The Panathenaikon Stadium, also called Kalli-marmaron,which means 'beautifully marbled' dates back to ancient time. Originally it was built with wood, but in 329 BCE paentelic marble from the mountains north of Athens was used to renovate the stadium.
Your Archaeologous personal guide will be explaining the the stadium's history dating back to ancient times when it was used as a venue hosting athletic events for the Panathenaic Games.
We still enjoy the pageantry and excitement associated with athletic competitions, and sports heroes serve as icons and role models in today's society. The modern Olympics continue to enjoy worldwide acclaim and popularity since their "re-birth" in 1896.
Athens is often called the birthplace of civilization, much in part due to the fact that modern society is so influenced from its past civil and social achievements. The Panathenaikon Stadium is just one of the many relics found in Athens that shows the greatness of past societies that have so shaped the world we live in today.