A Journey in Ancient Olympia

Discover where the concepts of fair play, fair judgement, athletic glory and Olympic truce were born.

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Duration

Full-Day (08:00-19:30)

Location

the Peloponnese

Price

Theme

Archaeology

Runs

Tuesday to Saturday

Meeting Point

Pick up from your hotel

Thousands of years ago, Ancient Olympia had the privilege of organizing the Olympic Games. There, the concepts of fair play, fair judgement, athletic glory and truce were born. Named after Mt. Olympus, the Games were sacred games held for religious purposes in honor of Zeus, the father of gods and people.

Visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games, a UNESCO World Heritage site with magnificent ancient monuments which ancient Greeks used as worship centers, sports and festival centers. Take a guided tour of the breathtaking Temple of Zeus and Temple of Hera and test your strengths in the Stadium where the start and finish lines are still clearly visible.

Learn about one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World, the Statue of Zeus which was erected by the Greek sculptor Phidias and explore a museum that houses some the most beautiful sculpture of antiquity.

Itinerary

08:00

Pick up from your hotel.

08:00 – 12:30

Drive south (private transfer) to the magical Peloponnese.

12:30 – 14:00

Explore the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece including the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera and the archaeological museum.

14:00 – 15:30

Free time for late lunch with local specialties in Olympia (lunch not included in cost).

15:30 – 19:30

Drive back to Athens.

19:30

Ending Point: Your hotel in the Athens City center.

Highlights

Experience Ancient Olympia, one of the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece and walk the stadium where the ancient Olympic Games were held.

Take a private guided tour of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia one of the most important archaeological museums in Greece!

Admire one of the finest collections of pediments and sculptures such as the superb statue of Hermes made by Praxiteles!

What's included

  • Private, state-licensed tour guide
  • Entry fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private Transfer

A Journey in Ancient Olympia

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