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  1. Greece
  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Archaeological Site of Olympia

From Athens: Ancient Olympia Private Day Tour

Product ID: 108085
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Tour around the place where the Olympic Games were born.
About this ticket
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the scenic and beautiful landscape
  • Marvel at the view
  • Learn more about Athens
Full description
Your private tour will start from Athens and drive you through the scenic and beautiful landscape inside the Peloponnese peninsula.

Your first stop is the magnificent structure of the Corinth Canal, which is in Peloponnese, the southern peninsula of Greece. The Corinth Canal connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf in the Aegean Sea, a dream of the ancients that came true in 1893. Rest and take some amazing photos above the Corinth Canal.

Then, drive towards ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Classical times. There you will visit both the archaeological site and choose between Archaeological Museum of Olympia with a great amount of artifacts and statues in it, and the Museum of the Olympic Games.

The Games were held every 4 years from the 8th century BC untill 4th century AD.

You will visit the Temple of Zeus, Pelopion, the stadium, the Temple of Hera, the Phillipeion, the Phidias workshop and many other structures that are worth your attention.You can feel the aura of the Olympic Games, fighting on the Pallestra or running around the stadium and understand why ancients took the cultivation of body, mind, and soul so seriously.

When you feel hungry get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch in a traditional restaurant or tavern. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most known Greek dishes.

After your lunch at Olympia, drive back to Athens.
Includes
  • Car expenses
  • Driver expenses
  • Tolls and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets for sightseeing
  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Licensed English tour guide

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Your guide will not escort you in to museums and monuments

From £497.60 Per group up to 7