Letter from Athens: Greece’s Glory Still Shines Atop Panathenaic Stadium

FILE - Dancers dressed as priestesses perform during a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

One of the real overlooked treasures of trouble-wracked Greece, beset with so many woes it’s all you can to drown yourself in a beer, preferably a craft version made in the country by a company not owned by a foreign multinational conglomerate, is the revered Panathenaic Stadium, also called by the better name of Kallimarmaro, or “Beautiful Marble” which doesn’t do it justice.

It glows in the sunlight like a marble wonder, the only stadium in the world made entirely of …

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