Visitor Info

The Queen Mary II Cruiseship © ATHOCDuring the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city of Athens and the surrounding areas host thousands of athletes, officials, media representatives, sponsors, IOC members, spectators and guests.
The spectators’ accommodation needs are covered, among other means, by hotels, cruise ships and rental of private homesmore

Spectators and Visitors | Hospitality

ATHENS 2004 has worked closely with the Government in order to transform Athens into a more friendly and accessible city for people with a disability.
It is more than clear that accessible infrastructure, which must be provided for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be the best "legacy" for the independent, unobstructed and safe circulation of people with a disabilitymore

Project “ERMIS”

Athens City
The Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens © ATHOCAthens, a city rich in History and tradition welcomes the world. The birthplace of Socrates and Plato, home of philosophy and cradle of Democracy has the honour and responsibility, for the second time in modern History, to host the Olympic Gamesmore

General Information | Olympic Athens | Map of Greece | Athens Guide | Greek National Guides

Olympic Cities
Apart from Athens, four Greek cities - Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklio and Volos – have the seldom honour of being also called Olympic Cities, since they host Football tournaments.
The Olympic Cities have responded to the requirements of the sport and the Olympic Family to the utmost of their ability. Operationally and visually they have undergone a general faceliftmore

Volos | Heraklio | Thessaloniki | Patras

Cultural Events
The Department of Culture has developed a programme that demonstrates the cultural aspect of the Olympic Games. Accessible to all audiences, the official Cultural Programme of the Games aims to transfer the Olympic Experience beyond the Competition venuesmore

Olympic Cities | Events in Olympic Venues | Cultural Events around the City |

Torch Relay Ceremonies

Spectator Transport
Spectator Transport
Find out quick and easy ways to move around Athens during the Olympic Games.
Athens Guide
Athens Guide
Discover the host-city’s lifestyle and its places of interest and make the most of your time.
Get into the mood for the celebration with Phevos, Athena and Olympic Products.

The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games Emblem
The emblem of the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games - Visit the official website of the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games.

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Related sites
Link to the International Olympic Committee site Link to the International Paralympic Committee site Link to the official site of Torino 2006 Link to the official site of Beijing 2008 Link to the official site of Vancouver 2010
Competition Schedule Cultural Events
Museum of the City of Athens
DESTE Foundation of Contemporary Art
Museum of Cycladic Art

Olympic Village Pulse
Visit the archive of the daily electronic newspaper “Pulse”, which includes news from the Olympic Village. The special last edition of the Pulse was released on Monday 30 August.more

Find out more about the Olympic Sports


Be informed on prices, availability and official points of sale or buy your Paralympic Games tickets online. more

Events in Olympic Venues

Events in Olympic Venues
Information about cultural events organised by ATHENS 2004 in the Olympic Venues. more

Health Services

Health Services
ATHENS 2004 will provide medical services to athletes, volunteers, team officials, Referees – Judges and the Press. more


Environmental awareness and sensitivity are a focal point for ATHENS 2004. Learn more about the series of initiatives and programmes of ATHENS 2004 concerning the delicate issue of environment. more