The Foundation of the Hellenic World in the spirit of the Olympic Games. Learn their long history, explore their unkwown aspects and discover the society that created them, through a variety of activities created by FHW utilising the wide spectrum of modern technology.



The Prehistory of the Games, their organization during Antiquity, but also the first attempts to revive them in the Modern era are presented in an interactive environment.

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A journey to the modern Olympic Games examining the hosting cities, the athletes, but also including references to the political and social activities of the era.

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Educational Program

Virtual Reality

Stories from the Olympic Games.
A Unique Exhibition

The exhibition, taking advantage of the possibilities of modern technology, presents in an original way the character of the Olympic Games during Antiquity and, mainly, in modern times and stimulates thinking regarding the wider social meaning of the supreme athletic event of the planet. >>>


The Olympic Hero

In modern times the concept of the hero has changed. There are no longer heroes of war but of peace, such as the Olympic Victors. The Foundation of the Hellenic World wishes to present such heroes and for this reason it has created theeducational programme "The Olympic Hero", which takes place daily at FHW's cultural centre Hellenic Cosmos. >>>


Ancient Olympia

Travel to Ancient Olympia and visit the magnificent temple of Zeus as well as the Workshop of Phidias, where the sculptor created the famous statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Watch representations of Olympic sports come to life in front of your eyes by bringing together pieces of ancient vessels. All these, and much more, take place at "Kivotos" and the "Magic Screen", FHW's two Virtual Reality systems, which transport you through space and time covering the whole span of Hellenic History. >>>


CD-ROM "Olympics Through Time"
The CD-ROM "Olympics Through Time", in Greek and in English, brings the Games to life through a variety of activities: a 3D board game "The Path of Knowledge, Destination: Olympic Games", an electronic encyclopaedia based on FHW's corresponding web pages, a 3D reconstruction of ancient Olympia and an interactive game, where representations of Olympic sports come to life by bringing together fragments of ancient pots.


Hellenic Cosmos has been characterized by the Ministry of Culture as an "Olympic Pole".


2004 Foundation of the Hellenic World