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Kallimarmaro or Panathenaic Stadium of Athens

Kallimarmaro or Panathenaic Stadium of Athens

Interested in climbing marble stairs to get some of the best views of the Acropolis, Lycabettos, and  the city of Athens, while being swept away on a nostalgic athletic adventure? Look no further than the Kallimarmaro Stadium of Athens. Its name means beautiful marble and it is the only one of its kind in the world to be entirely built of marble.  Centrally located in the district of Pangrati, and east of the National Gardens and the Zappeion Exhibition Hall, it remains one of the main historic attractions of the capital.

Clean Monday in Athens

Clean Monday in Athens

One of the most iconic feasts all over Greece is just around the corner! Clean Monday or “Kathari Deytera” in Greek, is the starting point of a 40 day Great Lent period -called Sarakosti- that leads to the Orthodox Easter Sunday.

Zappeion Hall

Zappeion Hall

Between the National Gardens and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, lies a great place to wander around in Athens.  The Zappeion Exhibition Hall or simply Zappeion has been around for the past 131 years. Named after the main benefactor behind its construction, Evangelos Zappas, it represents his desire to give birth to the first building to serve Olympic needs. This explains the establishment’s proximity to the Kallimarmaro Stadium, located just a few meters away.