Summer School participants will stay in Ancient Olympia, next to the birthplace of the Olympic Games at the Olympic Village Hotel, which was completely renovated in 2000, and is situated a few minutes walk from the Archeological Site with the Museum, the Stadium and its ruins. Olympia Greece was the site of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnisos (Peloponnesus), through which runs the Alpheus River. It was not a town, but only a sanctuary with buildings associated with games and the worship of the gods.
   Ancient Olympia Stadium entrance

Tours and Recreation
Participants will attend planned trips designed to bring them closer to the nature of the Peloponnese, its people·and·their food. Summer School attendants will visit traditional villages such as Methoni, Koroni and enjoy dinner at Lagadia in the mountainous heart of Peloponnese.

langadia-panorama map
Lagadia, an architecturally unique village    

Olympia summer school participants will visit the Archeological Site, and the Olympic Museum, situated a few minutes walk from the Hotel. AIT’s Summer School offers two such visits with full guide service.
Participants will also swim in the Ionian Sea right after classes, or stay at the Hotel pool. AIT’s Summer School provides free daily transportation to nearby beaches.
    Voidokilia Beach, Peloponnesus
Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technologyhouses approximately 200 (reliably operating) models of mechanisms and inventions of the ancient Greeks. The exhibits are accompanied by rich audio-visual material (in Greek and English), while many of them are interactive. Olympia Summer School participants will visit the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology  guided by the museum's creator.

   Ancient Greek Siege Technology 
    Museum of Ancient



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