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Destination:
Ancient Olympia, Athens, Olympia, Peloponnese
Duration:
Full day, 1+ days
Type of tour:
Private Tours
Theme:
Kids Friendly Tours, Sightseeing
Type of vehicle:
chauffeured private car, coach, mini bus, minivan, taxi

Drive away from Athens, through the industrial area of Attica, with a view of the Saronic Gulf islands. Stop off for a photo at the Corinthian Canal and enjoy the view from the bridge of this unforgettable marvel of 19th century marine engineering. Travel back in time before the opening of the canal and imagine ancient workers pulling their ships over the strip of land separating the Aegean from the Ionian Sea.

Continue your scenic drive through the Greek countryside until Olympia, the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games. Upon arrival certified guide will accompany you and initiate you into the values of the Olympic Spirit. Olympia, which is one of the monuments of the world heritage of UNESCO, has the appearance of a park. Then visit the museum, just a breath away from the site. Experience the displays consisting of only original exhibits, such as the pediments of the Temple of Zeus and the famous statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. Finally enjoy some free time among the locals as you relax over a coffee or lunch, try the Greek souvlaki or do some shopping.

 

  • Drive away from Athens, through the industrial area of Attica, with a view of the Saronic Gulf islands.
  • Stop off for a photo and enjoy the view from the bridge of the canal, this unforgettable marvel of 19th century marine engineering.
  • Admire the ancient training facilities, the gymnasium and the palestra at the archaeological site of Olympia.
  • Share your thoughts about the wonders of the ancient world under the shady trees – one of them was here!!! The golden and ivory statue of Zeus was once housed in the Temple.
  • Don't miss out on seeing the place where the Olympic flame is lit in front of the Temple of Goddess Hera.
  • Grasp the opportunity to run the Olympic track and to be crowned with an olive wreath!
  • The museum is a real revelation. Situated at a 5-minute walking distance from the archeological site, it houses the antiquities found during the excavations of the site. Everything is ORIGINAL.
  • Your certified guide will point out the highlights, such as the pediments of the Zeus temple and the Hermes statue with its perfect anatomy. This 4th century statue influenced deeply the thought and design of the artists of the Renaissance.
  • Finally after spending some time in the modern village of Olympia, you will head back following the coastline that offers you an overwhelming view of the Rion Antirion suspension bridge.

 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism 
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Information leaflets
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities

 

Please note, only certified tourist guides by the Greek Ministry of Tourism may conduct tours within archeological sites & museums in Greece.


Admission

combined ticket for site & museum: 12€ per person
reduced ticket: senior citizens with EU passport
free of charge: students with EU student ID and under 18 years old