Olympia Private Day Tour
Day Tour to Olympia from Athens (up to 12 hours) from Katakolo (6 hours)
Departure & Return / for Olympia Private Tour: Traveler pickup/ drop off is offered to your hotel/ apartment in Athens center or Piraeus Port, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return. Please do not hesitate to request another pick up / drop off location.
Starting Time: We suggest that this tour start at 7.30 am or earlier in summer time. If for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs. The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location and takes you via Corinth canal to Peloponnese, then to Ancient Olympia and many more sites.
Group type: Private. This is private tour/ activity. Only your group will participate. Your tour/ driver provides informative commentary & historical details as you travel. (Archaeologist Guide up request)
Customizable: Yes. Guaranteed to skip the long lines.
Class of service: Attica Travel A 'class service offers non - smoking driver and vehicle, with a high level of cleanliness. The vehicle is exclusive to your team.
Tips: Travelers will have time to visit Site and 2 museums ( Archaeological Museum & Olympic Games History Museum)
What makes this tour unique?:
We visit Ancient Olympia the Birth of Olympic Games as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy the history & scenery. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire and avoiding tourist traps
The tour starts with a convenient pickup and takes you Via Corinth Canal (Short stop) to Peloponnese. Continue via mount Parnon to Olympia. Visit at you leisure the sites: Stadium, Gymnasium, Zeus & Hera's Temples, the Archaeological Museum & the History of the Games Museum, take a break for lunch in a restaurant garden with a panoramic view of the olive grove valley. Return via traditional villages.
OLYMPIA DAY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
The marvelous man-made Corinth canal connecting the Aegean and Ionian seas, as well as the Peloponnese peninsula with the central part of Greece.
More than 2500 workers digging 6.400m for twelve years (from 1881 to 1893) Stop for photography, walk across on a pedestrian bridge and admire the canal from 80 m high
Olympia is one of the most influential ancient Greek sanctuaries, located in western Peloponnese, in Elis. It is is positioned in a serene and rich valley at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers. In antiquity it was famous beyond the borders of mainland Greece for hosting the Olympic Games every four years, starting in 776 BCE.
The archaeological site is located withing walking distance of the modern village called Ancient Olympia and it includes ruins from Bronze Age to the Byzantine eras.
The site covers an expanded area of ruins scattered among low trees, as well as Zeus & Hera Temples, Fidias Workshop, Roman emperor Nero villa, the ancient stadium where the Olympics games took place and a lot more. An impressive array of artifacts which were unearthed during excavations are on exhibition at the nearby Olympia Museum
The Museum at Olympia shelters and exhibits the most striking of these finds, some of which are worth traveling around the world to experience in person.
Perhaps the most famous of all the statues in the Olympia Museum are:The Hermes of Praxiteles.The Nike of Paionios The helmet Miltiades dedicated to Zeus at the sanctuary after he led the Athenians in victory at Marathon. The act is inscribed on the helmet itself "ΜΙΛΤΙΑΔΕΣ ΑΝΕΘΕΚΕΝ ΤΟΙ ΔΙΙ" (the name Miltiades is clearly visible in the lower left part of the helmet). 490 BCE.A Persian helmet dedicated to Zeus by the Athenians after their win against the Persians at Marathon.
Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
Wi-Fi on board
Private Transportation & includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees) Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) throughout the day