Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium situated in Athens, Greece, and one of the most popular historic attractions of the city, was built in 330 BC as a racecourse for the Panathenaic Games by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos. In 144 AD it was rebuilt by Athenian Roman senator Herodes Atticus wholly marble with 50,000 seat capacity. In the 4th century, it was abandoned after the rise of Christianity. However, it was excavated in 1869 and the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875, the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896, and the Olympic venue in 2004 was held. Still, the Olympic flame handover ceremony along with various other events is being held here.