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Ancient Olympia Tour takes you to western Peloponnese, the “Valley of Gods”, housing the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the sacred birthplace of the Olympic Games.
On our Ancient Olympia private tour from Athens and in the comfort of your luxurious brand-new vehicles you visit Corinth Canal, cross the historical Peloponnese all the way to the fertile valley of Pinios River where Ancient Olympia lies.
Your professional English speaking driver will provide live commentary during the trip with many photographic stops on the way to Ancient Olympia.
Your Hotel , AirBnb, Athens Airport , Piraeus Port
10 Minutes Before Event Time
The Corinth Canal connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf, thus connecting the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. In this way, the sea trip from Ioanin to Athens was reduced significantly. The length of the Isthmus is about 6 kilometres and only narrow ships and yachts fit to cross it.
Your route passes by Tripoli of Arcadia, situated in the heart of the ancient world. On the way, you drive by picturesque mountainous villages just before you arrive through a forested road to the Sanctuary of Ancient Olympia in the Ilia region.
The archaeological site of ancient Olympia in a beautiful natural environment consists of where we will visit the museum of the Olympic game and the various archaeological sites and its Museum.
This magnificent place, the birth of the Olympic games, was housing one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world, the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, which was created by Phidias.
As you stroll by the ancient paths you will visit the Doric Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Bouleuterion, the Prytaneion, the Stadium, the Gymnasium, the Palestra, the Workshop of Pheidias and so many others.
At the Ancient Olympia museum, you will admire the masterpieces of the brilliant Hermes of Praxiteles, the Infant Dionysus, the Nike of Paionios and the pediments of Zeus temple, exhibits that everybody should see at least once in his life
Lastly, we will have lunch in the cosy small town of Olympia at one of the traditional family-run local taverns.
After Ancient Olympia, we will take a completely different route for our return to Athens.
We will head northwest to another engineering miracle, the Rio Antirio Bridge, one of the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges and the longest of the fully suspended type.
It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece by road.
Our return to Athens will be mostly close to the sea which will offer you endless views of the Corinthian gulf.
Your driver will drop you off at your desired accommodation in Athens.