The Olympic Games Workout

Fulfill your Olympic dream without all the really hard stuff!

Duration

2 hours

When

Mon-Sun, 8.30 a.m

Languages

english

Price

€45per person

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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 and learn some techniques used by modern athletes before you compete in a race in the world’s first modern Olympic Stadium.

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Highlights

  • Learn the history of the Ancient Olympics and what the Games meant to people then
  • Tour the Zappeion, the first modern purpose-built Olympic facility
  • Stretch your muscles and hone your skills in a gym session in a historic 19th-century Gymnasium
  • Run like a champion in the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the 1896 Olympic Games

What you can expect

You begin your day as an Olympic athlete at the beautiful neoclassical building known as the Zappeion, just below the National Garden. 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 learn how the athletes trained, what disciplines were included as the games evolved and 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, more than 1500 years after they were last staged, and you’ll do this all right in the building that served as the first Olympic Village.

After knowledge comes exercise – there’s a historic gym nearby, and that’s where you’ll get to try some classic techniques for really old events, such as the discus and the javelin throw and practice newer ones like the shot put, long jump and relay races.

By the time you reach the Panathenaic Stadium, a beautiful white marble structure (and 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 more than a century ago. Don’t worry about personal bests, it’s the run, not the finish line that counts here.

Practical info

Duration
2 hours
Walking pace
Moderate physical activity
Languages
english
When
Mon-Sun, 8.30 a.m
Group size
Up to 12 people

Good to know

This is a mild outdoor physical activity, but you don't have to be an athlete to participate in it, you can do it at your own pace.

Prices

  • Adults: 45 €
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Children 6-11: 23 €
  • Children 12-18: 36 €

What's included

  • Certified Sports Trainer

Not included

  • Entry fees
  • Food or Drinks

Notes

  • Your meeting point is Zappio Hall. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent upon booking. 
  • Tour not operating on January 1st, December 25th & 26th, 25th March, 1st May, Easter Sunday and between 5th-20th of August 2017.
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Learning more about the world’s greatest sports event and then taking your own turn in the first modern Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Games Workout
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