Photographing the Athens Olympic Sports Complex

The Athens Olympic Park is a sport facilities complex located at Marousi, northeast Athens, Greece. The complex consists of five major venues as well as other supplementary sport facilities.

A bif part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex is abandoned or in ruins after the 2004 Summer Olympics (Photo: Valev Laube)

The arches at the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (Photo: Valev Laube)

The Olympic Athletic Center of Athens has hosted the Mediterranean Games in 1991, the World Championship in Athletics in 1997 as well as other important athletic and cultural events. The most significant event the Athens Olympic Sports Complex has hosted, was the Olympic Games. OACA was the main venue for the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. The complex was revamped for the games under a design produced by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

The mesmerizing atmosphere of this forgotten Olympic site consists of multiple revamped or renovated architectural masterpieces. As the complex is located slightly above the rest of the town, geometric post-modernist arches provide enchanting visual experiences to the viewer. Superior atmosphere accompanies well the Mediterranean natural and historic Athens.

Athens Olympic Stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremony of 2004 Summer Olympics