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  3. Archaeological Site of Olympia

Olympia and Museum Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 93801
See ancient Olympia and its museum through the eyes of an expert guide who also happens to be a certified archaeologist and avid storyteller.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a tour of the ancient site of Olympia and walk in the world’s first stadium
  • Discover the temple of Zeus, once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Explore the archaeological museum to see significant artifacts from the site
Full description
Wander through the place where the ancient athletes lived, trained, offered sacrifices to the gods and competed at these iconic ruins. Discover where the Olympic flame is ignited every 4 years for the modern Olympic Games. 

Step back in history at this stadium and run in the footsteps of the first athletes. Take your own pictures on the marble starting line, that still exists to this day. 

The tour continues in the museum. Discover significant ancient artifacts from the archaeological site - the masterpiece of ancient Greek art, Hermes of Praxiteles will astound you.
Includes
  • A guided tour of the archaeological site and the museum
  • Skip the line entry
  • Local, licensed guide and archaeologist
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site and museum (combined ticket is €12 per person, €6 if you are over the age of 65 and a European citizen. Children are free)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the ticket office of the archaeological site

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From US$ 185.53 Per group up to 8

Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Learned so much more with our private tour of Olympia!

Our guide, Steve (Stavros).who is an archeologist, was the perfect guide. He shared his extensive knowledge about the site; responded to each of our questions with additional information; and opened our eyes as to what Olympia offered at the time. So much more than we had understood it to be! Wonderful, engaging guide who demonstrated his understanding of the importance of Olympia far beyond being the site of the ancient Olympic games and its important role in the history of ancient Greece and Rome. Highly recommend hiring him for your own private tour. We all enjoyed the laurel wreath he provided my grandson as the winner of the 'race' at the ancient stadium. A great day!

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June 29, 2019

Very good guide.

July 16, 2019

Learned so much more with our private tour of Olympia!

Our guide, Steve (Stavros).who is an archeologist, was the perfect guide. He shared his extensive knowledge about the site; responded to each of our questions with additional information; and opened our eyes as to what Olympia offered at the time. So much more than we had understood it to be! Wonderful, engaging guide who demonstrated his understanding of the importance of Olympia far beyond being the site of the ancient Olympic games and its important role in the history of ancient Greece and Rome. Highly recommend hiring him for your own private tour. We all enjoyed the laurel wreath he provided my grandson as the winner of the 'race' at the ancient stadium. A great day!

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June 29, 2019

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Product ID: 93801