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Archeologist for a day at Olympia with children

Archeology and history-oriented tour in Olympia with kids

What is archaeology? Do archaeologists dig for dinosaurs? How do we excavate a site? What does the conservator do in the lab? If you are about to visit the site of Ancient Olympia with kids, it is your chance to become archaeologists for a day!

There is no better place than Ancient Olympia to get acquainted with the work of archaeologists. Visit the archaeological site with a licensed tour guide experienced in very young kids in a private tour and explore the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games in the family friendliest way.

Continue with …digging! An educational hands-on archaeological experience, where all the family members have the chance to become real archaeologists and excavate a house of the 5th century B.C., the Ancient Gymnasium and an impressive Roman bath with mosaics next to the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia!

You will start your journey through time with a short conversation with the archaeologist about archaeology, human past and the excavation practice. Then, you will take your trowel, start digging and learn how to uncover and record the artefacts. Afterwards, you will continue to the conservation lab where you will have the chance to do some conservation work with the conservator and watch a short presentation about excavation practices and the history of the excavations in Ancient Olympia. 


  • As you walk around the overgrown site of Ancient Olympia with kids use an AR tablet to visualize in 360º and 3D, the glorious, inspiring monuments that once stood there. Don’t miss to enter Virtually in the temple of Zeus and stare at one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the giant gold and ivory statue of the father of twelve Gods seated on his throne!
  • Tourist guide in the Greek, US and international sign language for deal kids and adults.

To plan your trip in Olympia with kids, you are recommended to advise the MAMAKITA tried and tested family vacation itineraries, and check all MAMAKITA kid-friendly activities.


Ideal for families with children from 3 years old

Period of operation: Throughout the year

Duration: 4 hours