Discover everything about the ancient Olympic Games and the place where fair-play was nurtured with a private day trip to Olympia. Explore the actual history of the most spectacular sporting event of all times and walk through the facilities of this ancient sports center.
What you can expect
Immerse yourself in the sacred world of sporting heroism with a thrilling tour of Olympia. After driving through the majestic Peloponnese countryside in a high-class vehicle, you will get off outside the peaceful archaeological site of Olympia. With your expert guide on hand to answer any of your questions, enjoy the awe-inspiring experience of the home of the Olympic Games.
Wandering around the site you will better understand how the idea of sporting achievement gave birth to 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 games. 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 an indelible impression of the heart 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 the Peloponnese countryside
- 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