The first virtual reality educational experience about ancient Olympia

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KOTINOS - Experience Ancient Olympia

KotinosVR takes you through Virtual Reality at the birthplace of the Olympic Games, in a feel-like real, interactive experience.

A virtual guide to the treasures of ancient Olympia’s archaeological museum, complemented with fun educational activities inspired by the exhibits, the Olympic games and ancient Greek culture.

An exciting learning experience, designed for the digital generation and students of all ages.

Join our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and help us make it a reality.

Main Features

  • 360° environment for an immersive experience
  • Full 3D Scanned Rooms give a real-life feeling
  • HDR Physical Based Textures for exceptional quality in images
  • 3D models of selected exhibits for better understanding

Virtual Tour

You choose how to live it.

Text: Read the story of each exhibit
Audio: Audio narration of the tour
Video: Take a full 360° video tour inside the museum
Avatar: Let Athena, our owl avatar guide you

Will be available in Greek and English and with a view to expanding the information to the 10 most popular languages in the world.

Fun Educational Experiences

Mixing education with entertainment, to evaluate, reflect and expand knowledge.

Check your knowledge
Take a quiz after your visit in each room and reflect on what you’ve just experienced.

Recreate the masterpieces
Find parts of selected exhibits, piece them together and get extra information.

Discover the stories
Find hidden Greek words, learn their meaning and unlock stories about the Olympic Games and their ideals.

Learn more
Interactive quizzes about the Olympic Games and life in ancient Olympia.

Paint the exhibits
Interact with some of the museum findings and paint them with your own colours.


To maximise enjoyment and inspire students to continue learning.

Collect olive wreaths, for every completed activity.
Get a gold, silver or bronze olive wreath, depending on your overall performance.

See your name on KOTINOS’ Wall of Fame.

In a world shaped by digital culture, it’s our responsibility to provide future generations with knowledge that truly matters.

How it works

Simple as that.

KotinosVR can be accessed through any desktop or latest mobile device (laptop, tablet, cell phone).

For the full VR experience you can use the following VR devices:

  • Oculus Rift
  • Samsung Gear VR
  • Google Cardboard
  • and more

Virtual Reality devices are now becoming accessible to more.
Let’s use this technology to create exciting learning experiences.

Why support us?

It's for a good cause.

For the first time the treasures and ideals of ancient Greece will be experienced through Virtual Reality.
KotinosVR will be available for free to all public schools around the world.

Olympia has cultivated ideals since ancient times. For students of all ages it’s an exciting subject matter, that offers valuable life lessons and leaves room for thought and reflection.

Your support means that students of all ages, will experience and learn about one of the most influential cultures in history.

You will help in spreading the ideals of ancient Greece to the modern world.

In addition, you will be among the first to experience KotinosVR.

Philotimo (filotimo; Greek: φιλότιμο) describes a complex array of virtues and is almost impossible to translate sufficiently.
It is about getting more satisfaction from giving than from taking.

How you can help

There are two ways.

Make a contribution

The best way to help is to join us on Indiegogo and make your financial contribution.

In return you will be one of the first to experience KotinosVR and live the ancient Olympia experience.


Talk about it

Share our story with people or organisations you think are interested in it.
Let you local schools, colleges, universities and educators know.
Share our campaign on your social media channels.
Connect with us on facebook and twitter and share our content.

We are really excited to bring KotinosVR to you and hopefully together we can make it a reality.

Ancient Olympia

Α place of outstanding universal value.

The most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece.
The birthplace of the Olympic games.
The ideals of Hellenic Humanism.
The symbolic reward of an olive wreath (greek: κότινος, kotinos).
A universal symbol of peace and fair competition.

There are not many places in the world with the cultural value of ancient Olympia.

According to Unesco, it has been established in the history of culture as the most important religious, political and sports centre. (Source: UNESCO)

Ancient Olympia’s museum exhibits go back to 8th c. BC and include some of the world’s masterpieces in the history of art,
like Hermes of Praxiteles and Nike of Paionios.

Experiential Learning

New generation needs new ways to learn.

We tend to remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear and 90% of what we do or simulate.

Immersive Virtual reality for learning is about realistic simulations where students of all ages have an active role, make decisions and go through a series of interactive experiences.

This makes learning engaging, exciting and effective.

Now that Virtual Reality becomes more accessible to all is the time to create exciting learning experiences for the digital generation.

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”  — Aristotle (350 BC)

Did you know?

The general concept of learning through experience goes back to the work of Greek philosophers and Aristotle’s “Nichomachean Ethics”.


We are a Virtual Reality start up based in Greece.
We are inspired by the philosophy and life of ancient Greeks and the values of Hellenic humanism.
We want to make this important heritage accessible to the world, in an interactive and never seen before way.

KotinosVR is the first of a series of learning applications that gets you into the most important ancient Greek museums and monuments, through immersive virtual reality.

We are proud to have received all the necessary documents of approval from the Central Archaeological Museum of the Greek Ministry of Culture for the development of the application.
We now run a crowd funding campaign on INDIEGOGO to make our dream a reality.

Help us bring the learning from the past, into the future.
Help us create a unique learning experience for all.


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