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Ancient Olympia from Athens - the original Olympic Games

From 1.250€


From 1.250€


9 hours

meeting point

Piraeus Port or any hotel in the center of Athens


Price includes up to 4 people


Other languages on request (extra cost may apply)
Guiding using sign-language on request

What you will do...

The tour starts in Athens and takes you through the picturesque and beautiful landscape of the Peloponnese peninsula.Your first stop is the Corinth Canal, which separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese. The canal spares about 400 km of sea passage around the Peloponnese, but is only passable for smaller ships. 


The journey continues towards the ancient site of Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. There, visit the archaeological site and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, with a large amount of artifacts and statues and the Museum of the Olympic Games, as well. The games used to take place every 4 years from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. You will also visit the Temple of Zeus, Pelopion, the stadium, the Temple of Hera, the Philippeion, the Phidias Workshop and many other historical sites. In these spots, you can feel the aura of the Olympic Games, fight on the Pallestra or walk around the stadium. It is fascinating to see where the fire is kindled on the occasion of the Olympic Games and then carried to the whole world.

What you will visit...

Channel of Corinth:

The Channel of Corinth is a man-made waterway located in Greece that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. It separates the Peloponnese peninsula from the mainland of Greece. The channel is an engineering marvel, offering stunning views of the surrounding cliffs and clear turquoise waters. It provides a convenient and scenic passage for ships, and it's also a popular spot for tourists to admire the impressive feat of human ingenuity.

Ancient site of Olympia:

The ancient site of Olympia holds immense historical significance as it was the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Located in the western Peloponnese, it was a sanctuary dedicated to Zeus, the king of the Greek gods. The site features ancient temples, stadiums, and other structures that were used for the Olympic Games in ancient times. Exploring the ancient site of Olympia allows visitors to walk in the footsteps of ancient athletes and witness the remnants of this prestigious sporting and religious event.

Museum of the Olympic Games:

Situated in Olympia, the Museum of the Olympic Games complements the ancient site by showcasing a vast collection of artifacts related to the Olympic Games. The museum displays ancient statues, sculptures, pottery, and other archaeological finds, providing insights into the history and evolution of the Olympic Games. It offers visitors a deeper understanding of the cultural and athletic significance associated with this global event.

Beautiful landscape of the peninsula Peloponnese:

The Peloponnese peninsula is a picturesque region in southern Greece known for its diverse and breathtaking landscapes. It boasts stunning coastlines, rugged mountains, verdant valleys, and charming traditional villages. The peninsula is dotted with ancient ruins, Byzantine fortresses, and beautiful beaches. Exploring the Peloponnese allows visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Greece and discover its rich history and cultural heritage.

The spirit of the Olympic Games:

The Olympic Games hold a special place in Greek culture and history, representing the spirit of unity, competition, and athleticism. Originating in ancient Greece, the Olympic Games were not only a sporting event but also a celebration of Greek culture, art, and philosophy. The spirit of the Olympic Games encompasses the values of fair play, sportsmanship, and global unity. It continues to inspire athletes and spectators worldwide and serves as a reminder of the power of sports to bring people together.

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