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Athens: Olympic Games Workout

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Enjoy a fun outdoor experience in Athens and delve into the true essence of the Olympics. Visit venues tied to authentic Olympic events and experience the training methods of ancient Olympic athletes.

Highlights

  • Run like a champion in the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the 1896 Olympic Games
  • Learn the history of the Ancient Olympic Games and what they meant at the time
  • Tour the Zappeion to discover the first modern purpose-built Olympic facility
  • Stretch your muscles in a gym session at an historic 19th-century gym

Description

Fulfill your Olympic dream without all the really hard stuff!! Join this fun activity suitable for all ages, where you'll discover the fascinating history of the Olympic Games. Start your day with a warm-up at Zapion, a charming neoclassical monument in the heart of the National Gardens, the first building to be erected specifically for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896. Find out in detail what role the ancient Olympics played in society over the millennium in which they were held. Learn how the athletes trained and what disciplines were included as the games evolved. Hear some really old sports trivia to stump your friends, and investigate how the modern games were first proposed, organized and held in Athens more than 1,500 years after they were last staged. Then, stretch your muscles at Athens' oldest gym and try some classic techniques from old events, such as the discus and javelin throw. Practice newer ones too, like the shot put and long jump! 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, 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 that counts, not the finish line!

Includes

Certified sports trainer

Important Information

  • This is a fun and easy sport activity for all ages - you don't have to be athletic to participate and you can participate at your own pace
  • Please wear the right shoes for a mild sport activity and try not to avoid heavy meals 2 hours prior to the activity

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