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This article is giving an overview about the Grepolympia event. If you were looking for previous versions, please refer to: Grepolympia 2012, Grepolympia 2013 or Grepolympia 2016.

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As decreed and ordained by Zeus himself: Let the Games begin!

Experience the Olympic Games of ancient Greece through Grepolympia. There are four different disciplines taking place over 3 days each. With each discipline, you have an athlete that you can train each day and enter into the competitions. The prizes for participation are laurels, and these can be traded in the event shop for additional resources, spells or other effects. The best alliances will win unique effects at the end of each discipline. In order to be the best and come out on top, you will need to teach your athletes the skills to win through the use of training points.


Days 1-3 Days 4-6 Days 7-9 Days 10-12
Hoplite Race.png
Hoplite Race
Javelin Throw.png
Javelin Throw
Chariot Race.png
Chariot Races


For each discipline, you have an athlete that you can train. In order to train him, you need units (land or mythical units) to assist. You can rely on any unit from any city to help with the training, but be warned - Units used for training will be permanently taken from the army.

The Training Grounds offers 2 free training slots, and another 2 can be purchased for 100 and 200 gold respectively. These slots remain active throughout all disciplines. The number of units that can be trained in each slot is limited, and this results in the training time being 1.5 hours per slot.

Once you begin training your athlete, you cannot cancel it and you cannot get the units back. Think carefully whether you wish to use that unit. Each unit used will provide training points for your athlete, and each unit provides a different amount.

The table below provides information about each unit and the training points given. You can also use gold to allow your athlete to train 20% more effectively over 12 hours. This allows you to gain more training points than would be normal. This effect carries over to the next discipline if started towards the end of the discipline's time frame.

Unit Training points per unit Maximum amount
per slot
Hoplite Race Archery Javelin Throw Chariot Races
Sword 40x40.png 64 53 53 53 22
Slinger 40x40.png 58 70 64 58 20
Archer 40x40.png 58 75 64 58 20
Hoplite 40x40.png 87 67 87 67 18
Rider 40x40.png 213 213 213 256 6
Chariot 40x40.png 284 284 341 369 4
Divineenvoy.png 214 178 178 178 7
Up1.png 2362 2362 2362 2147 1
Uh1.png 1678 1846 1678 1678 1
Uh2.png 1768 1768 2122 1768 1
Uz1.png 2185 1986 1986 1986 1
Uz2.png 2223 2223 2223 2223 1
Ua1.png 1621 1945 1621 1783 1
Ua2.png 1805 1805 1805 2166 1
Uhades1.png 1986 1986 1986 2185 1
Uhades2.png 2223 2445 2223 2223 1
CalydonianBoar.jpg 1964 1785 1785 1785 1
Griffin.jpg 2119 2119 2119 2331 1
Ladon.png 2588 2588 2588 2588 1
Spartoi.png 1568 1568 1568 1568 1
Satyr.png 1720 1720 1720 1720 1

  • The values for training points are relative to the game speed (formula: training points*1.75/game speed).
  • The amount of units per training slot is also relative to game speed (formula: units*world speed).


There are 3 skills for each discipline which your athlete can learn. Your goal should be to gain as many skill points as quickly as possible and to distribute them amongst the different skills. This is the only way for your athlete to perform better. For every 1000 training points you will receive 1 skill point.

Event Hoplite Race Archery Javelin Throw Chariot Races
Skill Sets Speed, Strength, Endurance Accuracy, Intuition, Concentration Technique, Momentum, Throwing Power Control, Horsepower, Strength
  • Note: As there is a different skill set for each discipline, the training points gained from each discipline will reset after the completion of the discipline.

If the distribution of your skill points is not working, you can reset them for 50 gold. This lets you find the optimum distribution of points to help your athlete reach the top of the table.


Your athlete can enter into a competition once every 12 hours. If you wish to use gold you can enter as often as you like, however, entry costs will increase with each entry. The outcome of the competition will depend on how many skill points you have allocated during training. You'll have to try your best to find the optimal combination.

Depending on how well your athlete performed in the competition, you will receive laurels as a reward. The laurels can be exchanged in the shop for various items. The table below shows how many laurels your athlete will receive based on their performance.

Laurels Hoplite Race Archery Javelin Throw Chariot Races
40 0 - 1199 m 0 - 39 pts 0 - 44 m 0 - 2499 m
50 1200 - 1499 m 40 - 49 pts 45 - 49 m 2500 - 2999 m
55 1500 - 1799 m 50 - 59 pts 50 - 54 m 3000 - 3499 m
60 1800 - 2099 m 60 - 69 pts 55 - 59 m 3500 - 3999 m
65 2100 - 2399 m 70 - 79 pts 60 - 64 m 4000 - 4499 m
70 2400 - 2699 m 80 - 89 pts 65 - 69 m 4500 - 4999 m
80 2700+ m 90+ pts 70+ m 5000+ m


The player ranking is based on the athlete's best result from the competitions, so each player will appear only once in the ranking.

For the alliance ranking, the results from the competitions for the ten best athletes of an alliance will be considered, and an average value will be calculated. In case there are less than 10 alliance members taking part in a discipline, each missing member will account for "0" points in the calculations.


In addition to the rewards alliances and players can receive, there are various awards that can be earned as well during the Games.

Player Rewards

Depending on the results of the competition, a player's athlete will earn a certain amount of laurels based on their performance. These laurels can then be exchanged in the shop for personal reward items.

Alliance Rewards

At the end of each discipline, the top 10 alliances will receive an 'effect' as a reward. This effect is tied to membership within the alliance. When joining or leaving the alliance, the effect is thus activated or deactivated respectively. The strength, or intensity, of this effect will depend on where the alliance places in the rankings. Duration: 14 Days from the enactment of the reward.

Event Reward Effect
Hoplite Race Olympic torch.png

The Olympic Torch

Grants up to +20% defensive bonus in all cities

Gründer.png1st Place: 20%

Gründer.png2nd Place: 15%

Gründer.png3rd Place: 10%

Gründer.png4-10th Places: 5%

Archery Olympic acumen.png

Olympic Senses

Grants up to +40% battle points

Gründer.png1st Place: 40%

Gründer.png2nd Place: 30%

Gründer.png3rd Place: 20%

Gründer.png4-10th Places: 10%

Javelin Throw Olympic merchant.png

Olympic Merchant

Grants up to +40% resource production

Gründer.png1st Place: 40%

Gründer.png2nd Place: 30%

Gründer.png3rd Place: 20%

Gründer.png4-10th Places: 10%

Chariot Races Olympic sword.png

The Olympic Sword

Grants up to +20% attack strength, land or naval

Gründer.png1st Place: 20%

Gründer.png2nd Place: 15%

Gründer.png3rd Place: 10%

Gründer.png4-10th Places: 5%


After your athlete begins to earn laurels, you can take them to the shop and exchange them for the various items listed below:

Item Price Description
Unit training boost archer.png

Archer Reinforcement V

30 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Archers.
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Hoplite Reinforcement V

30 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Hoplites.
Unit training boost sword.png

Swordsman Reinforcement V

30 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Swordsmen.
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Sligners Reinforcement V

30 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Slingers.
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Increased resource production (epic) V

50 Laurels Your people are extraordinary motivated.

The resource production in your city is increased.

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Light Ship Reinforcement V

50 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Light Ships.
(level IV on worlds without Aphrodite for 35 Laurels)
Unit training boost bireme.png

Bireme Reinforcement V

35 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Biremes.
(Only available on worlds without Aphrodite)
Unit training boost siren.png

Sirens Reinforcement III

150 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Sirens.
(Only available on worlds with Aphrodite)
Longterm defense boost.png

Tyche’s Encouragement I

100 Laurels Tyche animates your troops to defend your city with a vengeance.

Defending units in the city are 5% more efficient for 7 days.

Longterm attack boost.png

Tyche’s Enlightenment I

100 Laurels Tyche ignites the inner flame of your troops.

Attacking units in the city are 10% more efficient for 7 days.

Longterm festival resource boost.png

Tyche’s Celebration of Joy I

100 Laurels Tyche lifts the morale and evokes the joy of living amongst your people.

The cost of city festivals is reduced by 20% for 7 days.

Unit training boost harpy.png

Harpy Reinforcement IV

150 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Harpies.
Unit training boost manticore.png

Manticore Reinforcement I

150 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Manticores.
Unit training boost fury.png

Eriny Reinforcement I

150 Laurels Your city will continuously receive Erinys.
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Great Land Expansion

500 Laurels 100 extra population will be permanently available in your town.

Limit: 300 population per city.


Divine Battle Strategy

500 Laurels With Athena's guidance your armies have improved battle strategy for a short duration.

All battle points received while this power is active are increased by 100%, with the exception of battle points from Colony ships and any type of transport ships.

After the Grepolympia ends

If you still have laurel leaves left over at the end of the Grepolympia, don't worry because you can still spend your remaining laurels for a little while afterwards! The shop will remain open for 2 days after the event has ended to give you time to decide which items you want to buy.