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Olympia: Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour of Olympia

Activity provider: Olympia Back In Time
Other experience

Olympia: Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour of Olympia

Activity provider: Olympia Back In Time

From US$ 27.10 per person

Immerse yourself in the history of ancient Olympia on a self-guided tour wearing virtual reality glasses. Navigate yourself through famous sites with a virtual map. Seize the opportunity to step back in time and see monuments come back to life.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, French, Greek
Audio guide included
Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Travel through time and see old temples come back to life in 3D
  • Learn the history of every monument with an audio guide as you approach them
  • Watch ancient athletes train and compete in the Olympic Games
  • See the lighting of the Olympic Flame in ancient times
  • Navigate yourself through the Archeological Site with the help of a virtual map
Full description
Meet your host at the local partner's office in Olympia, who will then explain how the virtual reality (VR) glasses work. After the short introduction, begin your virtual tour at the Archeological Site and step back in time to experience ancient Olympia. Listen to interesting facts about each monument and see many monuments come to life again.  You’ll first visit the Ancient Gymnasium, where athletes used to train for the Olympic Games before making your way to Palestra, the training place of boxers and wrestlers. Next, you’ll stop at the Phidias Workshop, where Phidias created one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Heading east, you will see the Temple of Zeus and virtually enter the monument to see the magnificent Statue of Zeus. Then, find yourself in the Ancient Stadium. Through your VR glasses, you will get to experience an ancient sporting event. See athletes competing for the Olympics and admire them from the finishing line. Then head over to the ruins of the Nymphaeum of Herodes of Atticus. With the help of your VR glasses, you’ll be able to see the ruins of the Nymphaeum in its full grandeur and see it come to life again. Last, see the lighting of the Olympic Flame in ancient times and discover that some traditions have remained the same until today.
  • Virtual reality glasses rental
  • Admission tickets to the Archeological Site

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Meeting point

Meet your host at the local partner's office. Follow the main street of Olympia and turn right after the church or search "Olympia back in time" on Google Maps.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is fully refundable in case of rain
  • Admission tickets are not included
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4.8 /5

based on 129 reviews

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Très bonne expérience visuelle et très bon accueil en boutique facile à trouver aussi. Immersion très appréciée par les enfants et parents ! A faire sans hésiter si pas de guide francophone par exemple Les commentaires mériteraient d'être parfois plus étoffés , il ne faut pas avoir peur d'apporter du contenu cela ne lasse jamais !

April 1, 2023

Het geeft je een goed beeld hoe het destijds was. Het maakt van, oneerbiedig gezegd, een hoop oude stenen een levendige plaats. Je krijgt een goed idee hoe het geweest moet zijn tijdens de spelen. Het is wel even wennen aan de route die wordt weergegeven.

April 1, 2023

Perfektes Erlebnis. Anstelle von Stein und Geröll habe ich das erste Mal einen Einblick erhalten, wie es früher ausgesehen hat. Ein tolles Erlebnis mit vielen Hintergrundinformation. Die Besitzer waren supernett und wir haben eine sehr nette Einführung ind die Brille erhalten. Sehr empfehlenswert!!!

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 359820