Fulfill your Olympic dream without all the really hard stuff!
Get the background on what the Olympics were really about, in venues connected to real Olympic events. Find out more about how ancient Olympic athletes trained, while you will learn some techniques used by modern athletes before you compete in a race in the world’s first modern Olympic Stadium.
- Learn the history of the Ancient Olympics and what the Games meant to people at that time.
- Tour the Zappeion, the first modern purpose-built Olympic facility.
- Stretch your muscles and tone your skills in a gym session in Fokianos centre, a historic 19th-century Gymnasium.
- Run like a champion in the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the 1896 Olympic Games.
ZAPPEION – the first modern Olympic Village
Here, you’ll find out in detail what role the Ancient Olympics played in society over the millennium in which they were held. You’ll load up on some really old sports trivia to stump your friends. You’ll also find out about how the Modern Olympics were first proposed, organized and held in Athens.
FOKIANOS – the historic gymnasium
After knowledge comes exercise! At Fokianos fitness centre - a historic gym opposite Panathenaic Stadium - you’ll get to practice some classic techniques for really old events, such as the discus and the javelin throw, as well as newer ones like the shot put, long jump and relay races.
PANATHENAIC STADIUM – run like a champion
By the time you reach the Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble, you’ll be psyched up for a truly unique experience – a race in the stadium itself, on the hallowed track where the first modern Olympians competed.
Price: 45€ adult / 36€ 12-18yrs / 23€ 6-11yrs / Free below 6yrs
Group size: 12 max.
Meeting Point: in front of the fountain at the entrance of Zappeion Hall from Vassilisis Olgas Avenue.
Included: certified sports trainer
Not included: food or drinks
Extra charge (optional): entry fees
Starting Time: 8.30am
When: Monday to Sunday