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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.
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.
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.
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.
The total driving distance is 480km vice versa.
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).
Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs.
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.
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.
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