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nadellii

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This is something that I’ve wondered for a very long time but I’ve never heard an answer. How come the old Olympic stadiums in Greece aren’t being repurposed for something useful. This is a phenomen that has also happened in other countries where the Olympic Games have been held. Why did this happen in Greece though?
 
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Sandyrigo

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I’m pretty sure most are. The soccer stadium is used by Olympiacos and the peace and Love stadium is used by Panathenacos soccer. Basketball is used by Olympiacos (I think), martial arts stadium and swimming are in use. All the venues at the old airport Elliniko have been raised to make way for the development under way on this waterfront property.
 

k_tsoukalas

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I had heard some of the venues were abandoned, too but I just found this - maybe Greece is trying to change this? Greece has been through its share of economic difficulties, maybe some of the places have been abandoned due to lack of funds in repurposing? Anyway, this is interesting:

 

Sandyrigo

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I had heard some of the venues were abandoned, too but I just found this - maybe Greece is trying to change this? Greece has been through its share of economic difficulties, maybe some of the places have been abandoned due to lack of funds in repurposing? Anyway, this is interesting:

That's the track & field stadium, where the Olympic flame and opening/closing ceremonies were held. It's a bit out of the way for me, so I haven't seen it in awhile. It's a beautiful stadium from what I remember from seeing events at the Olympics.
 
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xmelissaa

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That's the track & field stadium, where the Olympic flame and opening/closing ceremonies were held. It's a bit out of the way for me, so I haven't seen it in awhile. It's a beautiful stadium from what I remember from seeing events at the Olympics.
I've only seen it from the 2004 ceremony and it did look great
 

Good Beaches to Visit Near Athens?

I am trying to plan a girl's trip to Greece and am fleeing out the details. We'd be flying in from the United States on the East Coast, as I am from Baltimore. So, it seems that we need to fly into Athens. Although Athens isn't planned to be our full vacation - we plan to head to one of the islands - I am thinking we should spend a few days in the city. That being said, we'd do all the usuals - see the historical sites like the Parthenon and all that. I was thinking we might want some beach time when we are in Athens to get us started. I heard there are some beaches nearby? Are any of them worth spending time at? We are looking for a beach with a bit of a scene - like an outdoor beach but maybe a nightclub nearby?

Check out this political tour of Athens

I stumbled upon this great social and political tour of Athens. Many people don't know the side of Greece, and it's extremely relevant. If you're interested in social issues or politics, I really recommend it. I didn't get the opportunity to actually do it myself, but there are really good reviews on Airbnb. The tour also gives you a taste of the different neighbourhoods in Athens, especially those that are relative to political movement such as Exarcheia.

View of the Acropolis from Thisseio

Thisseio is a great place for cafes and rooftop bars and restaraunts that have stunning views of the acropolis both during the day and at night. This picture was taken from Thisseio View, a cafe named perfectly for one of the best views in the city. The food is pretty good, nothing amazing but definitely worth going for a drink and a snack.
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These are the best hookah lounges in Athens

Hookah lounges are becoming more and more popular in Athens and Greece. Originally, this was an ottoman tradition that faded out. But now it’s coming back, as it is all over the world. Cigarettes and vaping are also pretty popular, so the tobacco culture is definitely there in Greece. The two larges that I recommend are Misafir and Hookaholic. I’ve been to both, and the vibes and service were great. I ordered food, and drinks, and Shisha and was very pleased. Definitely check them out next time you’re in the city.

Researching the Temple of Poseidon

I am going to visit Greece soon to take some photos and enjoy the country in general (I am a photographer). One of the stops I plan to make is to the Temple of Poseidon and I was told to go at sunset. What do you guys think of that advice?

Anyway, ahead of the trip, I thought I would research the place a bit.... Does anyone have anything to add?

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