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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$ 26.80 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
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 129 reviews

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It gives you a good idea of what it was like at the time. It turns, disrespectfully, a heap of old stones into a lively place. You get a good idea of what it must have been like during the games. It does take some getting used to the route that is displayed.

October 2, 2022

Living the archaeological site of Olympia with this experience was truly amazing! Absolutely worth the cost of the service, insured! We found ourselves in Olympia with 42 degrees under the scorching midday sun, but thanks to the experience we were impressed and happily satisfied, it organizes the route for you, which otherwise is not signposted. The guys were very kind, they gave us a very good assistance even from afar for a problem with the viewer. The info provided are really pleasant curiosities and I assure you do not get tired of listening to them, on the contrary. We have visited other sites around Greece and every time we thought that being able to experience them with the viewers would be nice. The only flaw the archaeological site does not give you any info, on the contrary it pretends not to know this reality. The agency is located, starting from the car park of the site at the end of the main street on the church street just in front.

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August 22, 2022

It is a different experience, it allows you to get closer to the reality of another era. In general we liked the activity, the only thing we missed was that the explanation was longer, that is, that it not only focused on the monuments that they choose but that it was something more global that told more about the history of Olympia. For the rest I think it's a cool activity if you go with children and for adults too. I would recommend it.

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August 21, 2022

Product ID: 359820