One of the world’s finest examples of ancient stadiums and a stalwart of Greek culture, the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens is steeped in history. This stadium played host to the early modern Olympic Games, as well as the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 and the flame is lit at this arena to mark the start of the torch relay to the host city for both the summer and winter games. If you’re visiting Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium is a must-see, especially for sports fans. Here is a survivor guide to help you navigate the stadium without falling victim to accidents or slips, trips and falls.
Avoiding injuries at Panathenaic Stadium
Accidents at the Panathenaic Stadium are rare, but as with all public places, incidents can happen and it’s best to follow these simple safety tips to reduce your risk of a public place injury:
- Take extra care in the winter when the weather is wet and the steps may be slippery
- Wear light clothing
- Avoid the midday sun, as the marble interiors make it extremely hot
- Pay attention when you are walking up stairs and around the grounds outside of the stadium, as the surface may be uneven
- Look out for changes in the level of the flooring
- Bring a bottle of water with you to prevent dehydration
- Wear suitable footwear, especially if you fancy following in the footsteps of athletes in years gone by and taking a tour around the track
Morning jogging is available at the stadium and all runners are required to sign an agreement to confirm that they have read and understood the potential risks of running at the site.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice