One day tour to ancient Olympia, from Athens.

Olympia is one of the 5 ancient sites that must be included in everybody's itinerary.
You found the easy and efficient way to visit and explore ancient Olympia.


- Depart from Athens 06.45 am. After a short stop at the Corinth canal, we arrive at Olympia about 10.30 am.
- Spend 3.30 hours visiting the archaeological museum, the museum of the ancient Games, and the ancient site.
  On Saturdays and Sundays, the museum of the ancient Olympic Games, is closed.
- When you finish with the sightseeing, relax having lunch in the peaceful modern Olympia town, and
- Start the return trip at about 16.00 to arrive in Athens before 20.00. A fascinating daytour!!!
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Learn the history of:
* The "sacred" Sanctuary with the temples, the administration buildings, the sports' complex, and the stadium of Olympia.
* The huge temple of Zeus, that housed one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the statue of the god.
* The four Pan-Hellenic Games, (the Games at Olympia was just one of them).
* The amazing organization of the ancient Olympic Games, equal to today's organization.
* The Heraia Games, being the Olympic Games for the females, in favour of goddess Hera.
* The statues paid from the penalties imposed to the cheaters. (Emperor Nero was the biggest cheater).
* The lighting of the Olympic flame and the torch relay celebrated almost every year nowadays.
* The emblems (the five Olympic rings) of the modern Olympic Games, revived by Pierre De Coubertin.
* Following the Baron's last wish, his heart was buried at Olympia. It is at the base of the monument in the I.O.A. grounds.


You may also visit Olympia on one of the guided
3 days classical tour,
4 days Monday's special tour,
4 days Classical tour & Meteora
7 days grand tour of Peloponissos and Northern Greece
2 days Olympia & Nafplion (overnight in the old town)-private tour

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