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The Family Olympic Games Workout in Athens

The Olympic Games Workout is as Family Olympics activity in Athens, ideal for people who want to make the most of their time in this historical Greek city. Starting at 8.30 in the morning so as to avoid the heat of the day, we meet at the Zappeion, a beautiful neoclassical building near the National Garden Botanical gardens in central Athens.

Here, your sports trainer/guide will describe how important the Olympics were to Ancient Greek society, and even how wars were cancelled so the games could take place! You will have the opportunity to learn how the athletes used to live and train, which were the most popular ancient Olympic sports, and how the Modern Olympics took its inspiration and was born again in Athens.

Moving on from the Zappeion, you can then visit an historic gymnasium nearby. This is where things get exciting, especially for the kids! You will have the chance to learn the techniques involved in correctly holding and throwing the discus and javelin. You can also try the high jump as well the shot put.  Which one of your family will be able to throw the furthest?

Finally, it is time to move on to the Panathenaic Stadium also known as ‘Kallimarmaro’. This hugely inspiring venue held some of the events of the first modern Olympic games over 100 years ago. Now though, it can hold the final event of your very own Family Olympics as you prepare to race around its track. With such incredible surroundings, it doesn’t matter who wins… it’s the taking part that counts!

Join our Family Olympics activity in Athens and transform yourselves for a few hours into Olympic athletes taking part in the glorious Olympic games!

Families should know

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Private Fully customized activity. We highly suggest an early morning tour during summer months to avoid the heat of the day
  • You don’t need to be fit to take part!
  • A fun morning where all the family can get involved
  • Does not include entrance fees to Panathenaic Stadium
Address: Central Athens, Greece

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Kids will love

  • Learning about the Ancient Olympic Games
  • The stretching exercises and throwing discuss and javelin using traditional techniques
  • Racing around an Olympic track!
  • Standing on the winners podium at the end

 

Parents will love

  • A fun, immersive experience
  • Visiting an Olympic stadium, and if they wish, also the museum to see memorabilia from all the Modern Olympic Games
  • The unforgettable bonding experience
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  • Maria was highly responsive and helped to find just the right tour to fit our schedule and interests. Glad we did the Olympic Athlete experience! We had so much fun learning how to throw the discus, javelin and shot put. And then running relays around the Olympic stadium… super special! Kate, our guide, was high energy and knowledgeable- not only about history but giving great recommendations for lunch and other places to tour. We would definitely recommend Kids Love Greece and use them again!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! Indeed, our Olympic Games workout is a fantastic activity for the while family! Learning through play is the best way to travel! We are also so glad that you liked our recommendations of what to do and where to eat in Athens with the family! We hope we see you back to Greece one day soon!

  • Loved how engaged the kids were in the Olympic games workout. Throwing the shotput was great family fun. The relay was very exciting for the children and I loved the history. Ekaterina did an excellent job getting the kids to not be too concerned with winning or losing. She had them focus on the skills they learned and the fun they were having.

    • Thank you so much for your email. We are over the moon that both kids and parents enjoyed the Olympic Games workout and you all had great family fun.

  • Olympic Game tour was great! Our tour guide was exceptional! Very friendly, polite, and knowledgeable. She was very patient with my kids, giving of her time and attention. Dealing with the office staff was great yoo! Very timely responses, everyone so easy to work with!

    • Dear Kim,I cannot agree with you more… Tonia is simply amazing! Polite, patient, knowledgeable and super friendly! I did the tour with my own kids last year and we loved it as much as you did, hence, we decided to incorporate it into our activities. I really hope I will have the pleasure to serve you in the future!Thank you.Maria

 

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