Private Full-Day Olympia Tour from Athens
Description of Private Full-Day Olympia Tour from Athens
The ruins of ancient Olympia are a popular tourist destination in Greece. If you’re interested in history and want to learn more about the origins of the Olympic Games, a private 14-hours
tour from Athens is the perfect way to do it.
Your guide will take you to all the most important historical sites, including the Temple of Zeus, the Stadium, and the Museum. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore on your own, and maybe even take a swim in the Olympic pool!
Points of Interest of Private Full-Day Olympia Tour from Athens
The ancient city of Olympia is located in the western Peloponnese, in Greece. It was the birthplace of the Olympic Games and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Olympia is situated in a valley, between two mountain ranges, surrounded by forests and rivers. The site contains many important archaeological remains such as the Temple of Zeus, the stadium, and the gymnasium. Tourists can visit all these ancient sites as well as a few minor museums.
The breathtaking Corinth Canal is a vital transportation route that links the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. This impressive man-made marvel separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, and a cruise through its stunning waters is an experience you’ll never forget.
Boasting incredible views and historical significance, a cruise through the Corinth Canal is a must-do for any visitor to Greece.
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
The Archaeological Museum of Olympia is a museum in Olympia that houses finds from the area of the ancient city of Olympia. The museum was founded in 1829 by Otto of Bavaria. It is one of the most important museums in Greece, and has items on display from as early as the Neolithic period. Among its most famous exhibits are the sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, including the Nike of Paeonius and the Hermes of Praxiteles.
If you’re passionate about archaeology, history and learning about the ancient Olympic Games, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia is a must-visit destination. With artifacts from excavations conducted in and around Olympia, this museum is a treasure trove for anyone interested in Greek culture.
Museum of the Olympic Games
The Museum of the Olympic Games is located in Athens, birthplace of the Olympic Games. It traces the history of the event from antiquity to the present day.
The museum is housed in the old Zappeion building, which was originally built to be used as an Olympic athletes’ village for the 1896 Summer Olympics.
Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)
The Rio-Antirrio Bridge (officially the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, named after the Greek statesman who first proposed it) is a cable-stayed bridge which connects the towns of Rio and Antirrio, crossing the Gulf of Corinth. When completed in 2004, it became known as one of the largest cable-stayed bridges in the world. The bridge has been an important part of the highway network in the Peloponnese and is regularly used by locals and tourists alike.`
At the end of the 14-hour tour, the driver will bring you back to your hotel or port of the city so that you can continue enjoying all that Athens has to see and learn about.
If you want to know a little more about Athens, you can opt for our Private Wine tour, Olive oil tour from Athens.
This Private Tour includes:
- Private luxury Vehicle with driver for 14 hours
- Private official guide for 14 hours
- Entrance ticket to Olympia included
- Pick up and drop off from Athens
- Complete personalized experience
- 24/7 Guardian Angel Service
- Public liability insurance
- Price per person
This Private Tour excludes:
- Food and drinks
- Other entrance fees
- No Refund, Modification or Cancellation in any case on any type of tickets or entrance fees.
- Modification of tour/service dates and starting times are subject to availability.
- 48 hours prior to first service date: Free Cancellation on guide and private vehicle with chauffeur. Any type of entrance tickets have no refund.
- Less than 48 hours prior to first service date: No Refund. Payment of 100%.