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Olympia: Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour of Olympia

1. Olympia: Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour of Olympia

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.

Ancient Olympia: Audio Tour on your Phone Without Ticket

2. Ancient Olympia: Audio Tour on your Phone Without Ticket

Discover the archaeological site of Olympia with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Start the tour with an introduction to the Ancient Gymnasium of Olympia, where you will gain valuable insights into the values of the ancient Greeks and their attitude towards health and wellbeing. Then, continue to the ruins of the Philippeion - the once lavishly decorated memorial dedicated to the Macedonian king Philip II and his family. As you explore the archaic Temple of Hera, learn about the Heraean games, an ancient female running event lost in the mists of time. Later, reflect on the power of love as you marvel at the ruins of the Nymphaeum of Herodes of Atticus, built for the sake of his beloved wife. One of the highlights of your visit will be the Ancient Stadium. Walk through the monumental portico, the so-called Krypte, which has been crossed by countless ancient youths dreaming to meet glory. Step inside the celebrated stadium to listen to the riveting stories of real and mythical athletic events tied to the history of Olympia. After that, experience the imposing Temple of Zeus - 1 of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Hear wonderful stories about Centaurs and Lapiths, as well as the founding myth of the Olympic games. End your walk in front of the ruins of the Prytaneion, where joyous celebrations were once held for the winners of the games at the heart of the fertile valley of Alpheios.

Katakolo: Olympia Archaeological Site Shore Excursion

3. Katakolo: Olympia Archaeological Site Shore Excursion

Discover all of Olympia's major attractions in a short space of time on this half-day shore excursion. First, visit the ancient stadium where all sports took place. Admire the first-ever Olympic running track which is over 200 meters long.  Next, head to the Temple of Zeus which is located near the stadium. Marvel at the ruins of this ancient site, constructed in the 5th-century BC. Your next stop is the Temple of Hera, one of the oldest temples in Greece.  Here you can admire the statue of Hermes and see the spot where the Olympic flame is lit every four years. Finally, head to the Olympia Museum. Admire several antiquities from different periods and artifacts from excavations of the surrounding area. See statues such as the statue of Nike Paionios and Hermes of Praxiteles. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your cruise terminal in time for your ship departure.

From Athens: 10-Day Private Tour Ancient Greece & Santorini

4. From Athens: 10-Day Private Tour Ancient Greece & Santorini

Day 1: Corinth - Gog Railway - Kalavryta - Nafplio: After pickup from your hotel in Athens, start the tour with a visit to the Canal of Corinth and the town of Ancient Corinth. Hop on the Cog Railway which links Kalavrita via Vouraikos Canyon, continue the trip to magnificent "Cave of Lakes. Stay overnight in Nafplio. Day 2: Nafplio - Mycenae - Epidaurus: After your breakfast, stroll through the narrow streets of Nafplio full of old mansions. Visit Palamidi castle with its panoramic view, the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for the breathtaking acoustics, and the ancient town of Mycenae. Stay in the town of Olympia overnight. Day 3: Olympia - Delphi: Visit Ancient the local museum and the site where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. See the ruins of the temple of Zeus, the temple of Hera, the Treasury houses, the Gymnasium, and Palestra. Leaving Ancient Olympia, pass by the bridge of Rion-Antirion and reach Delphi where you will stay overnight. Day 4: Delphi - Meteora: Explore the town of Delphi, the Ancient Oracle, Stadium, Ancient Theatre, and the Museum of Delphi. Delphi is perhaps best known for the oracle at the sanctuary that was dedicated to Apollo during the classical period. Stop at the village of Arachova and then Meteora for an overnight stay. Day 5: Meteora - Athens Explore Meteora and its fantastic scenery of historic monasteries containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Visit the monastery of Varlaam, Grand Meteoro, or the monastery of St. Stephan depending on the day day of the tour. Stop at Thermopiles before heading to Athens. Day 6: Private Tour of Athens Explore Athens on a private tour. See Panathinaiko Stadium, Zappeion, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Parliament. Visit Mount Lycabettus, the highest point in the city. Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon built during the Golden Age of Pericles and the new Museum of Acropolis. Stroll through the streets of Plaka and taste the famous "Greek Souvlaki." Stay overnight in Athens. Day 7: Athens - Santorini: Transfer in the morning to the port of Piraeus to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival on Santorini, be dropped off at your hotel. Enjoy free time to explore your location. Day 8: Santorini: Sunset Cruise to Volcano with Buffet Enjoy a free morning, with pickup in the afternoon for a sunset cruise to the volcano. Walk to the volcano’s ridge and learn all about its history. Sail to the island of Palea Kameni to enjoy your dinner, followed by a trip to the village of Oia where you can admire the sunset. Then, be dropped off at your hotel. Day 9: Free Day on Santorini Spend a day relaxing at your hotel or spend some time exploring your surroundings at your own leisure. Day 10: Departure from Santorini Airport Transfer from your hotel to Santorini Airport for your flight.

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If the site itself is already fabulous, these glasses add an additional touch of interactivity which makes the visit even more attractive for children. For adults, this helps to better understand the location of buildings in relation to each other. Their use is very simple and the reception of the service provider is perfect!

We definitely would not have enjoyed that archeological site as much without the virtual experience. Highly recommend getting these otherwise it feels like all the sites are the same!! Get the glasses before you go down to the site!

Absolutely fabulous. Compulsory to do. This allows you to project yourself into ancient Greece and allows families even with older children to give meaning to the visit which can be boring.

It's great to visit the site and understand it. The ruins are almost destroyed and therefore hard to imagine. Super fun and educational!

It was great to see how the monuments were before. Super experience!