Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium - OFI Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 18, 2021

Exterior view of OFI Crete Stadium

Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium is a multi-purpose sports arena located in Heraklion on the Greek Island of Crete. Home to local team OFI Crete since opening in 1951, the 8,500 capacity ground is commonly known by its nickname of Yedi Kule (Seven Towers) and was most recently renovated in 2004.

OFI Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Address: Heraklion

Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium History

Written history of Theodoros Vardinogiannis to be added in due course.

Exterior of Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium

View of Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium

Stand Photos

Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium Away Section

Likewise with the seating plan if anyone reading this happens to know where they’re located then please do get in touch.

OFI Club Shop

There’s nothing on the official website which suggests that there is an OFI Crete fan shop located at the ground although you should still be able to pick-up some souvenirs from various stalls on matchdays.

Can you take a stadium Tour?

We’re 99.99% sure that there are no publicly available tours of Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium and we doubt there ever will be.

How to buy OFI Tickets

Individual tickets to see OFI Crete can only be purchased from the stadium as there are no online sales at this moment in time. The various ticket booths around the ground open for around 90 minutes before kick-off, and require you to bring ID.

How to get to Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium

Where is Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium?

OFI Crete’s stadium is located less than 3.5 km from the heart of Heraklion with the journey by foot likely to take the average Football Tripper the best part of 40 minutes.


The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:

  • Heraklion 713 03, Greece

Car Parks

Situated within a dense neighbourhood you sadly won’t find any parking spaces at the ground so be prepared to drive around for a bit and potentially have to walk.

Train - Public Transport

Heraklion isn’t blessed with its own train station as there’s simply no point due to the lack if railway infrastructure across the mountainous island of Crete.

Outside OFI Crete Stadium

Public Transport of Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium

Airports and Flying

Heraklion International Airport can be found only 5 km east of the city centre which is very convenient for any Football Trippers looking to see OFI Crete play at home.

Hotels Near Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium

There are far too many potential accommodation options between OFI Crete’s stadium and Heraklion city centre to mention here. You can pretty much walk anywhere along the coastline between these two points and stumble across well priced hotels which are a minimum of three stars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium?

Greek side OFI play their home matches at Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium.

What is the capacity of Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium?

As of 2024 Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium has an official seating capacity of 8,500 for Football matches.

When was Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium opened?

Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium officially opened in 1951 and is home to OFI

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of OFI for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.