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First Modern Olympic Games Tour

Description

The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was a multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. It was the first international Olympic Games held in the Modern era. Because Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Athens was considered to be an appropriate choice to stage the inaugural modern Games. It was unanimously chosen as the host city during a congress organised by Pierre de Coubertin, a French pedagogue and historian, in Paris, on 23 June 1894. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was also instituted during this congress.Despite many obstacles and setbacks, the 1896 Olympics were regarded as a great success. The Games had the largest international participation of any sporting event to that date. The Panathinaiko Stadium, the only Olympic stadium used in the 1800s, overflowed with the largest crowd ever to watch a sporting event.

Itinerary

The tour is starting at the exit of "Makrigianni metro station"  at 09:30 and continue guiding to one of the oldest stadiums in the World.The ''Kalimarmaro" (beautifully marbled) Panathinaiko Stadium built ca 566 BC. Famous from the antiquityfor the ''Panathenaic''  games   reconstructed from the remains of the ancient stadium for the revival of Modern Olympic games in 1896. You will visit the main stadium which is the only in the world built entirelyof white marble!Next destination of the tour the Zappeion, in a short walking distance from Panathinaiko Stadium.Zappeion was the first building to be erected specifically  for the revival of the Modern Olympic games. Opened in 1888.You will guiding into the main fencing hall of Zappeion to see the building created by the benefactor Evangelos Zappas and the Danish architect Theophil Hansen. Listen to the story of he first International Olympic games held in the modern ages, the highlights, the marathon and the victory of Spiridon Louis, the successful German wrestler and gymnast Carl  Schumann,  the story of Pierre D Coubertin and D. Vikelas both presidents of the International Olympic committee and the successful organization of the 1896 Olympic games.

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Pickup

-Pick up point and meeting point with your guide is at the exit of "Makrigianni metro station"  at 09:30 

* The guide will wait for you with the sign board and your name written on it

Dropoff

-Drop off location is at Zappeion

Things to bring

-Printed voucher 

- Photo / Camera 

Inclusions

- Athens map 

- Local professional english speaking guide

Exclusions

- Entrance fees ( in case of visiting from inside) 
- Food and beverages
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Gratuities

Cancellation

Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

 Pick up time available daily upon the request 

* The tour is on English language ( other languages available upon the request - please send us an e-mail) 

* Duration of the tour is 2 hours 

* We accept the booking made at least 48 hours prior the tour 

* Minimum persons to book this tour is minimum 1 and maximum 20 

Price ( 1 person) :  29 eur 

Price( 2-20 persons) : 19 eur per person