The Foundation of the Hellenic World offers a great range of Virtual Reality tours in the Cultural Center’s modern dome- shaped theatre “Tholos”. This theatre uses a specific technology which creates the feeling of immersion in a virtual space, in other words the feeling that we are really there, interacting with the virtual space and the objects that compose it. The themes of the virtual reality tours vary from history and science to nature and architecture.
The PanHellas Team selected and proposes three of them: the “Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens (circa 5th century B.C.) , the “Interactive Tour at the Ancient Agora of Athens” and the “A walk through Ancient Olympia”.
Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens
Taking part in this tour, you have the chance to see reconstructed all the temples and statues of the rich historical site of the Acropolis. You can see not only monuments that are still standing today , like Propylaia, Nike Temple, Parthenon and Erectheion but also buildings that are not visible today like Arrephorion, Sanctuary of Zeus Polieus, Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia , Chalkotheke etc. Moreover , you can see the famous statues of Zeus, Artemis of Vravronia and ivorygold Athena in 3D and in their original color. It is sure that this tour will change the way you have seen the Acropolis till now.
Interactive Tour at the Ancient Agora of Athens
Far from a typical tour, the virtual reality “walk” in ancient agora of Athens is an unforgettable tour. The spectators, under the guidance of a museum educator, have the opportunity to choose themselves the route to follow. So, the spectator will wander among impressive public buildings, commercial buildings (stoes) and temples or walk in the open space where ancient Greeks were gathered and philosophized. It is very important to note that this tour by representing the Agora in three different moments in history (Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods) provides visitors with the opportunity to perceive the changes in the site’s function through time. So, we can say that this tour, gives spectators the chance to see how ancient Athenians lived and how their life changed through time.
A walk through Ancient Olympia
This film offers a complete tour to the sacred place of ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC. Impressive monuments and sacred places come to life, enabling visitors to participate in the events and the rituals of the Olympic Games and to learn the rich history of this place. The temple of Zeus, the Heraion, the Gymnasium where runners, javelin throwers and discus throwers trained, the Palaistra which was used by wrestlers, jumpers and boxers, the Leonidaion and the Bouleuterion where athletes took a vow that they would uphold the rules of Olympic Games are among the places where the spectator will “walk” . Watching this virtual tour is a way for the viewer to immerse into the Ancient Olympic Games and why not, compare it with the contemporary Olympic Games.
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