Discover everything about the ancient Olympic Games and the place where fair-play was nurtured with a private day trip in Olympia. Explore the actual history of the most spectacular sport event of all times and walk through the facilities of this ancient sports center.
What you can expect
Get ready to be initiated in the sacredness of sports with a thrilling tour in Olympia. After driving through the majestic Peloponnese countryside in a high-class vehicle, you will get off outside the peaceful archaeological site of Olympia. Under the watchful eye of your expert tour guide you will go through a moving experience walking around the place.
Wandering around the site, you will come to perceive the sports-spirit idea of the Olympic Games; from the Philippeion, dedicated to Alexander the Great and his ancestors, to the symbolic statue of “Winged Victory”, the Panhellenic character of the games is everywhere! Explore the Gymnasium, where the athletes trained and the Palestra, where some wrestlers died during the game. Discover the Temple of Zeus, the God honored with the Olympic Games. Visit the Sanctuary of Hera and unravel the history behind the athletic competition of women in ancient Greece.
Don’t forget to run in the original Stadium where the actual Olympic Games took place. You will also get to see other ancient facilities, such as baths and a “hostel” that accommodated the eminent visitors during the games. Finishing up your tour, get the chance to admire a variety of artifacts from the ancient Olympics and the archaeological site of Olympia in the Museum of the Olympic Games and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Then, back to Athens with the greatest of images from the navel of athleticism!
Why book this tour?
- Enjoy a private experience led by an expert licensed tour guide
- Travel in the comfort of modern and cozy vehicles - Hotel pick-up is also included
- Indulge in scenic views of Peloponnese countryside along the way to Olympia
- Find out about the exciting history of the ancient Olympic Games
- Ideal for families and couples & perfect for ancient-Greek-history enthusiasts
- Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry