Karaiskakis Stadium

Key facts

Club: Olympiacos FC | Opening: 2004 | Capacity: 33,334 seats

History and description

Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium was built at the same site as the old Karaiskakis stadium. The reconstruction of the new stadium took only 14 months. Total costs amounted to €60 million.

Karaiskakis Stadium opened in June 2004. It was one of the stadiums used during the 2004 Olympics.

Outside of the stadium one can find a monument that commemorates the death of 21 Olympiakos fans that got crushed at the exit of the stadium after a match against AEK in 1981. Among the red seats in the stadium 21 are painted black in memory of the deceased.

How to get to Karaiskakis Stadium

Karaikakis Stadium is located in the south-western Athens suburb of Piraeus. It lies on the edge of Piraeus city centre and about 2.5 kilometres east from the port. Central Athens is about 7 kilometres away.

The stadium can be reached with metro line 1 (green), which connects with Athens city centre and the Piraeus port. Metro station Faliro lies right next to the stadium.

Address: Karaoli Dimitriou & Sofianopoulou, 185 47 Piraeus

Eat, drink, and sleep near Karaiskakis Stadium

Karaiskakis Stadium is a short walk away from Piraeus city centre, which has a good variety of shops, bars, and restaurants. The main avenues are Iroon Polytechneiou and Grigoriou Labraki.

The stadium is, however, also easy to reach from Athens’ city centre, so you can also opt to eat and drink there and then catch the metro to the stadium.

There are a good few hotels located close to Karaiskakis Stadium. Olympic Hotel is a basic option just a few blocks off the stadium, though Carol Hotel is better situated towards Piraeus’ city centre. Hotel Lilia and Hotel Anemoni seem particularly good value, though are slightly further away.

Click here for all hotels near Karaiskakis Stadium. There are various other hotels located in Piraeus’ city centre that are at walking distance from the stadium, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can also decide to stay in Athens’ city centre. Click here for some options.

Olympiakos Tickets

Tickets for Olympiakos games can be purchased online, or at the ticket office at Karaiskakis Stadium. Tickets are also available at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match.

Ticket prices typically range from €10.00 to €30.00.

Olympiakos has the highest attendances in Greece and for the top matches against the likes of Panathinaikos and AEK it is advised to buy in advance.

For more information call +30 210 4800909.

Karaiskakis stadium tours

Karaiskakis Stadium houses the Olympiacos Museum. For more information call +30 210 4819440 or email mouseio@olympiacos.org.

Photos of Karaiskakis Stadium

Relevant Internet links

Olympiacos.org – Official website of Olympiacos FC.
Breathtakingathens.com – City of Athens official visitors guide.
OASA.gr – Athens area public transport information.