Family Archeology in Olympia

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Roll up your sleeves and become an archeologist for a day in historic Ancient Olympia. This kid-friendly activity starts with a tour of the Archaeological Site of Olympia. A guide experienced with young kids will help your family explore the exciting birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games.

Once you learn all about the site, it's time to dig! Your family will put on your archeologist hats and conduct a simulated excavation of a house from the 5th century BCE. You'll also find ruins from an ancient gymnasium and a Roman bathhouse with beautiful mosaics. As you dig, a professional archeologist will help you understand the science behind the human past and the excavation process.

When finished, visit a conservation lab and learn how archeologists preserve the buildings, monuments, and artifacts they find. You'll even do a little conservation work yourself! Before you end the day, take it to the races and practice some Olympic sports while learning Greek mythology.

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Itineraries with Family Archeology in Olympia

Mainland Greece Road Trip - 8 Days

In just over a week, this itinerary will take you from the Acropolis in Athens to the Byzantine ruins of Mystras to the hills of Delphi. Along the way, you'll visit important archaeological sites, stroll the pretty streets of towns brimming with history and culture, and enjoy unforgettable views.

Athens, the Peloponnese, Delphi & Santorini - 14 Days

Travel across the Peloponnesian peninsula and dive into Greek history with this 14-day itinerary. After a brief stay in Athens, go down to the sea to visit Nafplio, Ancient Olympia, and Delphi. Set sail for the quintessential Greek island of Santorini to end your journey on its stunning caldera.

Greek History, Nature, and Culture for Families: Athens & the Peloponnese - 14 Days

Take older kids and teens on this two-week itinerary that will get you out into some of the most interesting natural landscapes in Greece. You'll start in Athens, exploring the capital's parks and street art scene, then head to Nafplio to explore ancient theaters and monuments by both land and sea. Visit the castles of the Mani Peninsula, learn about Greek cooking in Kalamata, and tour the Classical-era temples at Delphi before you head home.