The Olympic Games Workout in Athens, Greece
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.
What does it include?
- Certified Sports Trainer.
- Adults: 45 €
- Children under 6 years old: gratis
- Children between 6-11 years old: 23 €
- Children between 12-17 years old: 36 €
You begin your day as a n 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 millenium 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 Olympic were first proposed, organised and held in Athens, more than 1500 years after they were ast staged, and you’ll do this all right in the buildong 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 best, it’s the run, not the run, no the finish that counts here.