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Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium

Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium hosted football matches at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 and today hosts a well-known football team.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1956 The construction of the initial stadium was completed.

    1964 Reconstructed.

    2002 After the old one was demolished, the construction of the new stadium began. It was completed shortly before the 2004 Olympics.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Today, we see the football (soccer) stadium “Georgios Karaiskakis”, which was built shortly before the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. The old stadium of the same name, which also included track, was demolished. This one has a capacity of 32,115 spectators, consists of concrete and metal, and 14 metal towers support the scaly roof protecting the spectators around the perimeter. It is a contemporary stadium with state-of-the-art technology, suites, shops, bars, museum, restaurants, gym and car park.

What I can't see

The name of the stadium comes from the fighter of the Greek Revolution, Georgios Karaiskakis, whose monument is located next to the stadium, as he was killed in the area of ​​Faliro. The present stadium hosted the football games of the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. After the Olympic Games, it was granted by the Hellenic Olympic Committee to a well-known Greek football team for 49 years. The original stadium (1953-1956), with a capacity of 22,000 spectators, had been built on the old cycling track of the 1896 Olympic Games. About a decade later, it was reconstructed and got a capacity of 40,000 spectators to host the 1969 European Athletics Games. The landscape before the reconstruction of the area, i.e. recreational infrastructure, docks and mansions, survives only in photographs by Ioannis Travlos and Stelios Skopelitis and in the painting “Alexandras Square” by Giannis Tsarouchis.


  • Address: Davaki Pindou and Karaoli and Dimitriou St.


Mpelavilas N., (2021), Ιστορία της πόλης του Πειραιά, 19ος και 20ος αιώνας, [The History of the City of Piraeus, 19th and 20th centuries], Alexandria Publication


New Karaiskaki Stadium

Last visit 18/11/2022