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My Ancient Olympia Tour

Exclusive Private Day Tour from Athens - Start Any Day

Visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Run the track on which athletes used to run in ancient times, their only prize, an olive wreath, and live the experience of the place where the Olympic torch is lit.

 
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00 & 9:00
  • Travel Style: Culture, History
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Pick up: from your accommodation
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hrs

Highlights

  • See the famous Corinth Canal
  • Explore the birthplace of Olympic Games in Ancient Olympia
  • Visit the museum and the archaeological site of Ancient OIympia

Inclusions

  • Hassle free Pick-up & drop off from your accommodation (Hotel, Bnb etc) in Athens
  • Transportation by luxury air conditioned minivan or private car
  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history
  • Basic insurance (during transportation)
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost – 250 €]
  • Entrance Fees [12€ for over 6 yo for Non-EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What to expect

This small Peloponnese tour is a good opportunity to see the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the countryside of the Peloponnese peninsula just in one day. Beginning with a drive along the coast, you will get the chance to see some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis. Salamis is where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians.

Our first stop of the day, the Corinth Canal. Eventually opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese from the rest of Greece all the while connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. Having time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge and admire the canal closer.

Continuing we will drive to Ancient Olympia, passing through highways, and local streets providing you with a view of the Ionian Sea from the western coast. Reaching the village at Ancient Olympia one of the largest sites in Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus. Walking through the site you will pass by the Gymnasium, the Palaestra, the workshop of Phidias, the Temple of Zeus and you will end up at the Stadium where for every four years the Greeks competed for glory and for spiritual elevation honoring their cities.

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FAQ

Can you explain me the pricing options?

As this tour is a private experience, we offer tiered pricing for this tour and all prices are per person. 
You can easily book your tour and receive an instant confirmation.

How will I recognize our tour escort?

Your tour escort shall hold MY GREECE signage at the pick up point. Full details will be send to your e-mail, till 12 hours prior to departure.

What is the distance to the destination and how long does it take to get there?

The total driving distance is 480km vice versa. 

What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes, waterproof jacket during winter months. Trekking footwear is highly recommended. Walking poles are suggested (not required). Have your e-ticket with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Are there any special conditions I should be aware of?

Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs. 

Is there a supplement for solo traveler?

Yes. In all exclusive private tours, both day & multiday, solo traveler needs to pay extra supplement around 70-75%  of the standard price based on 2 travelers. Please contact us for more details.

Do you run your tours on other languages apart from English?

Yes. We can also provide German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Arab speaking guide or escort at extra cost. Please mind that availability is very limited.