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Olympia: Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour of Olympia

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Activity provider: Olympia Back In Time

Olympia: Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour of Olympia

Activity provider: Olympia Back In Time

From £21.49 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, 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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.

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 50 reviews

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It's really a great experience to do, you can see the ruins and when you put on the glasses you can see how it was before! The animations are great, it's super easy to use and we are guided by the audio guide The information given on each place is very good, we would like to have more The welcome is great, the explanations simple and clear, it is really a great idea to develop

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20 July 2021

Easy to use, these virtual glasses give reconstructed images of the most important buildings, some embellished with characters, which makes the vision more real. In addition, the atria also give information about the buildings. The language is preset by the equipment rental company when the glasses are handed over. All you have to do is position yourself in front of the building, put on your glasses and let it go: watch and listen ... Very good initiative these virtual glasses! It gives meaning to what we are looking at.

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17 July 2021

Achilles' VR tour through Olympia made our visit! It increased our understanding and insight in the ruins. We loved the animations and eye for detail. You could feel and see the love and work put into this tour. The illusion of the virtual reality was so strong we were expecting the buildings to actually be there when we took of the glasses! Thank you for a wonderful VR experience! And we hope you will soon add more sites to your repertoire!

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28 October 2021


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