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  2. Zakynthos
  3. Archaeological Site of Olympia

From Zakynthos: Day Trip to Ancient Olympia by Boat & Bus

Product ID: 156552
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Visit the site of ancient Olympia and its museum with a tour conducted by an official guide - walk, or even run in the footsteps of the ancient Olympians!
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from various pickup points in the resorts of Keri, Agios Sostis, Lagana, Kalamaki, Argassi, Vassilikos, Zakynthos Town, Bochali, Tsilivi, Tragaki, Kypseli, Alykanas, and Alykes. After providing details of your accommodation, you will receive an email from the local supplier with your exact pickup point (make sure to check your junk mail folder). This location may not be directly from your hotel, but from the nearest pickup point instead.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a full day trip to visit the ancient site of Olympia
  • Explore the archaeological museum and see significant artifacts from the site
  • Visit the location of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
  • Relax with a lunch and then explore the village of Olympia
Full description
At the start of this day-trip to Olympia, guests will be picked up from their resorts and will be transferred to the main port in Zakynthos Town to meet the ferry boat. From here the ferries travel over to the mainland of Greece, taking about one and a quarter hours.  On the ferry there is a snack bar and toilet facilities.

On arrival at Kyllini Port, the guests will rejoin the coach and guide for a 50 minute drive south. Now time for the highlight of the trip - the archaeological site of Olympia. There will be an official guide from the site who will conduct a full tour of some of Greece's treasures: the location of the Temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the world; the Temple of Hera, where the statue of Hermes was found; the original position of the Olympic flame; and the original Olympic stadium, to name but a few historic points. There will also be a visit to the museum at Olympia.

Following the official visits, the coach will then take the guests to the village of Olympia for lunch, and shopping if time allows.  Olympia is wonderful for cut price gold, leather goods, books and souvenirs.  There may also be enough time for anyone wishing to visit the medals museum dedicated to the modern 1896 Olympics. Leaving Olympia, it is time for the journey back to Kyllini Port to meet the ferry boat and to sail back to Zakynthos.  The ferry will arrive back in Zakynthos Port at about 6:30 PM. 
Includes
  • Transfers to/from the port
  • Tour escort on the bus
  • English-speaking official guide in Olympia
  • Boat tickets (round trip)
What’s Not Included
  • Entry ticket for the Olympia Museum and the Archaeological Site: 12 euros for adult/children and students within EU are free of charge
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• Pick-ups can begin up to 1.5 hours before the tour's departure
• Entrance fees for museum and archaeological site: Site and museum entrance - €12. Seniors over 65 years - €6 . Children under the age of 18 years and students from within the EU - free entry. Students from outside the EU - €6. ID must be provided to receive the discounts.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 25 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.8/5

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FIDELITY TRAVEL

Product ID: 156552