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Olympeion Sports Venues

The Olympeion (Ethnikos) sports venues are the first of their kind in the city.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1893 The club is founded on the 23rd of May.

    1905 The club was transferred to the venues that operate until today.

  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

The headquarters of the National Gymnastics Club is located in these facilities. It is a unique experience to exercise next to the Temple of Zeus and with a full view of the Acropolis. The facilities consist of an open track, a swimming pool (out of service), indoor basketball and volleyball, a wrestling room, a weight lifting room, a gym, a fencing hall and a canteen. The club’s sports are weightlifting, basketball, swimming, fencing, modern pentathlon, wrestling, volleyball, boxing, shooting, athletics, judo, and archery.

What I can't see

At this point, the first sports city facilities were built. The club encouraged sport for women, and established child and teenage contests. Just above the club, the “Ioannis Fokianos” gym lies. It was named by its first director, who organized the races of the third and fourth Olympia Games, prepared athletes of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, organized Athens’ first gymnastics show, and established gymnastics as compulsory in schools by his own efforts.


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore


National Gymnastics Club, (d.u.), Εγκαταστάσεις, [Venues]

Last visit: 9/10/2016