Let's go to the Olympia

A workbook guide for young travelers


By Aliki Ammerman




Olympia is one of the favorite destinations and one of the best known ancient sites in Greece, and with good reason: not only the Olympic Games began here, but they ran for one thousand years straight with only one interruption.

Today Olympia is in ruins. But in antiquity it was the grandest of the four panhellenic sanctuaries that hosted athletic games. Itο½s temples were decorated with beautiful works of art, while athletic facilities, baths, and hotels gave athletes the opportunity to practice in comfort.ο½

Every four years Greeks from the entire ancient world traveled to the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia to participate in the festival dedicated to Zeus, and watch the Olympic Games. The travel was expensive, long, tiring, and dangerous. The lure of Olympia was not only watching the best athletes of Greece. It was also hearing the poets, historians and public speakers who shared their works with the public. It was sitting in the same stadium with the VIPs of the ancient world: Plato, Themistoklís, Perikles, Alexander, and more. It was meeting Greeks from other city-states during the time of truce when all hostilities were dropped.

Today thousands of visitors come to Olympia to see where it all began.


Many of these visitors travel with their family.


Some of them travel in groups, and they follow their guide who explains what they see. Others prefer a slower pace: they buy a book to get them through the site.


But here's the problem:


The glossy guidebooks with their superb pictures, maps, and charts, are all written for adults.

What can the kids do?


Now you can find a guide to Olympia, specifically written for children of the upper elementary grades.


It's actually a workbook that comes to fill a gap in the vast literature on the subject. And, it's available in electronic form. It can be mailed to your inbox within 24 hours from payment.

You don't have to go looking for it in niche and specialty stores. And if you did, you would not find it anything like it. Simply open the file, print it, and bind it to make it easy for you to use.


It's presented to you, the traveler with children. Here it is:

















So, have a head start.


Prepare your children for their trip to Olympia, before you get there. Give them

a copy of Let's go to Olympia, the only workbook guide available in the English language.


This book will:


üexcite their curiosity and hold their interest in the monuments

ügive them the information they need to understand what they see

üencourage them to be active learners by completing the hands-on activities included after

'' each chapter


Let's go to Olympia


A quick guide that answers many questions, and gives meaning to the site.

Here the kids can read all they need to know about the myths and history of the Acropolis.


Take it with you, to make their visit easy and pleasant and not just a hot and grueling experience.


The guide includes:


]The story of the contest between Athena and Poseidon

]A short history of the Acropolis, and Athens

]A short history of each temple

]Time line

]Who's who

]Drawings to color

]Various types of activities after each chapter

]45 pages

]Ages 9-12


Look at these sample pages:






















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Let's go to Olympia

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Not coming to Greece?

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a school report or paper on the Olympia.

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We welcome suggestions for improvement!

Aliki Ammerman's guides, through short but informative texts and activities, make the Acropolis and Delphi attractive destinations for children. Adults, too, can refresh their knowledge and enjoy Aliki's excellent work, which she did with love and care. We are waiting for more.

Lily Mavrokefalou, author,

Athens, Greece

Wow! What a great accomplishment with your e-books! Congratulations, Aliki, for a job well done. I'll spread the word about your site and look forward to your future works as well.

Jane Mantarakis, first grade teacher, ACS, Greece

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