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Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Archaeological Museum of Olympia Tours and Activities

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At this museum, a collection of objects unearthed from Ancient Olympia—where the very first Olympic Games were held in 800 BC—help you gain a better understanding of the adjacent ruins. Museum highlights include statues recovered from temples, carved pediments, votive offerings, and a scale model of Olympia.

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Olympia - Private Half Day Tour with Mini Bus

Olympia - Private Half Day Tour with Mini Bus

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Spend your day at the port exploring the birthplace of the Olympic Games with this full-day, tour to Olympia that includes food tastings and skip-the-line entry to the Olympia museum. Get picked up at the pier and set off to visit a honey farm in the countryside. Enjoy lunch and a swim at the beach in warmer months. Then, explore ancient artifacts in the Olympia museum independently before being dropped off back at your port.
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$488.35
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US$488.35
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Private Tour of Ancient Olympia & Isthmus Canal From Athens

Private Tour of Ancient Olympia & Isthmus Canal From Athens

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Explore the place which gave the world the Olympic games on this private tour with a driver/guide who speaks English with native fluency. Travel direct from your Athens hotel or the port, with onboard Wi-Fi to help you stay connected. See the Corinth Canal, Ancient Olympia, and the Philippeion, built by Alexander the Great, and explore all three of the Olympia site museums. Tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$329.76
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US$329.76
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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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Delve into Greece’s rich history on this 4-day tour from Athens. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi; and pay a visit to Meteora to explore its spectacular rocktop monasteries. Take a guided walking tour at each site to learn about its past, and visit other top sights, such as the Corinth Canal. Overnight accommodation in 4-star hotels, breakfasts, dinners, and coach transport are included. Including a trip to medieval Meteora, this unique ancient Greece tour is great for all history buffs.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$599.46
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US$599.46
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3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

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Explore the rich history of Classical Greece on a 3-day tour departing from Athens. Led by an expert guide, see UNESCO-listed sites such as the Olympia archaeological site and discover the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Venture out on daytime excursions to Olympia, Delphi, and Epidaurus with your historian guide before enjoying your evenings in relaxed, 4-star accommodations.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$432.48
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US$432.48
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Private Olympia tour (4.5 hours)

Private Olympia tour (4.5 hours)

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Departing from the port with your private vehicle and driver you will travel through the rich countryside to Olympia, where you will embark a guided tour of the archaeological site and museum. In the archeological site, among several other remains of important buildings, you will see the gymnasium and the palaestra, the round Philipeion, the workshop of Phidias where the gold and ivory statue of Zeus was built, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the altar where the Olympic torch is being lit in the modern days and the ancient Olympic stadium. In the archeological museum are housed finds things were excavated from the archeological site. Bronze and clay offerings, armor, vases, the tools and cup of Phidias, the gorgeous Hermes by Praxiteles, the Nike by Paeonios and the very impressive classical statues from the pediments of the temple of Zeus etc. After all that you can have a short break in the modern town of Olympia for coffee or shopping and then you will be returned back to the port.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$336.37
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US$336.37
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Olympia - Half day Tour

Olympia - Half day Tour

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This Olympia half-day tour is perfect for travelers with limited time. After a convenient pickup from Katakolon Port, you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle between dispersed sites. Enjoy live commentary along the way to learn more about the city’s highlights. You’ll see the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Zeus Temple, and rare museum artifacts such as Hermes of Praxiteles. Another highlight is visiting Kilo’s honey farm for a tasting, and enjoying the pristine Saint Andrew Beach.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$293.02
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US$293.02
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Private Tour:Olympia Museum & Archaeological Site from Katakolon Port

Private Tour:Olympia Museum & Archaeological Site from Katakolon Port

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Experience the birthplace of the Olympics on this half-day private excursion. After a convenient port pickup, cruise through the Peloponnesian countryside and admire vineyards, olive groves, and the region’s gorgeous coastline. Learn about the ancient Olympic archaeological site from an informative guide as you explore the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Gymnasium, Stadium, and Archaeological Museum of Olympia.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$595.86
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US$595.86
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5-Day Best of Peloponnese Private Tour: Nafplio, Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus +++

5-Day Best of Peloponnese Private Tour: Nafplio, Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus +++

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Get away from the hustle and bustle of Athens. Choose this PRIVATE tour and experience the most essential region of Greece; the mythical Peloponnese. > Explore Peloponnese's Unesco sites of Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Mystras, Messene, Monemvasia, but also the fantastic Arcadia mountain villages, the awesome Mani peninsula. > We plan for you an experience and not a tour for ... tourists! > Your ACCOMMODATION is TOP CLASS, as long as you don't book this experience last minute. > Expect this tour to be about FOOD & DRINK too! You are NOT LIMITED TO A TOURISTY MENU for your lunch. Food & drink is included and an important part of your experience! > Be prepared for complimentary extras ... if you are outgoing type of persons!
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$2,665.56
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US$2,665.56
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Olympia and Kourouta Beach Escape

Olympia and Kourouta Beach Escape

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Take a break from the cruise ship crowds on a private tour to Olympia and Kourouta Beach. The excursion is a great option for history buffs, beach bums, and families alike. Private transportation whisks you away from the port and delivers you to Olympia, where you can explore the UNESCO listed archaeological site at your own pace. Then enjoy a full two-hours to enjoy the sun and surf at Kourouta Beach.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.90
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US$200.90
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Archaeology and Activity Holidays in Greece

Archaeology and Activity Holidays in Greece

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It is a trip that seeks not only to offer information and knowledge, but also to stimulate the imagination by immersing the visitor in the very same environment that are described by ancient legends and histories. But there's more than that. Just like in all of our holidays, you will meet the true Greek way of living and we will try to introduce you the true Greece in a way that only locals can do.
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  • 8 days
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US$264.29
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US$264.29

Katakolon 7hour tour : Olympia-Honey Farm-Winery-Beach

Katakolon 7hour tour : Olympia-Honey Farm-Winery-Beach

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This tour is ideal for travellers who come to Katakolon Port and have got ample time to learn about the Greek history, taste local products and relax at the beach. Visiting the birthplace of the Olympic Games is a once in a lifetime experience. At the Honey Farm not only will you experience the Greek rural life but also the Greek hospitality . Having the chance to taste local products like honey, wine and olive oil will make your excursion memorable. Wrap up your tour with a swim in the clear blue water of the Ionian sea .
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$622.65
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US$622.65
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Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion (4 seated car)

Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion (4 seated car)

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Explore Katakolon and Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and skip the long queues on this privately-guided excursion. Take in the stunning Grecian coastline, and walk roads once frequented by classical-era athletes and statesmen. Choose between a trip to a local honey producer - topped off by delicious pancakes with homemade honey - or take a guided tour of an olive farm followed by a cooling beach swim.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$293.41
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US$293.41
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Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion

Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion

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Rather than waiting for hours in line at the ancient ruins of Olympia, skip the lines and explore the site in the way you want on this private shore excursion. After a sightseeing tour around the nearby seaside village of Katakolon, arrive at Olympia and take in the ruins of ancient monuments like the Temple of Zeus – not to mention the stadium that was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$488.35
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US$488.35
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4 hour Katakolon shore excursion (Olympia - Winery - Beach)

4 hour Katakolon shore excursion (Olympia - Winery - Beach)

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If you’ve only got a day in Katakolon, this Shore Excursion is a great choice. You won’t waste time organizing transport as port pickup and drop-off is included. Enjoy the convenience of having a full itinerary planned out for you and a guarantee to skip-the-line at attractions. You’ll see the Olympia site and museum, a winery, and St. Andrew Beach.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$293.02
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US$293.02
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Private Full Day Tour to Ancient Olympia from Athens

Private Full Day Tour to Ancient Olympia from Athens

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If you like to travel in luxury, then opt for this elegant door-to-door chauffeur package to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ancient Olympia. Smaller groups will enjoy the ride in a new black Mercedes E Class or Audi A6; larger parties can opt for a stylish Mercedes minibus. All vehicles come with Wi-Fi, fridge, and leather seating.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$359.20
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US$359.20
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Olympia - Full day Tour

Olympia - Full day Tour

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Olympia is known for being the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and for all being one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Spend a day exploring its many attractions by going on a full-day tour. Take the stress out of organizing transfers by having round-trip transport from Katakolon Port included. You’ll travel between dispersed sites and enjoy commentary along the way. Top sites you’ll visit include Zeus Temple, Hermes of Praxiteles, Kilo’s Honey Farm, Kremasta Monastery, Saint Andrew Beach, and wineries too.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$390.68
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US$390.68
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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archeological Site and Archeological Museum

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archeological Site and Archeological Museum

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When you’re in port in Katakolon, visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, on this private shore excursion. With a private guide, travel to this famous archaeological site and explore the ruined ancient stadium, athletes’ training areas, and other monuments associated with the games, first held in 776 BC, as well as relics such as the Temple of Zeus. Hear about the games’ history; visit the Archaeological Museum to see the statues and artifacts excavated here; and enjoy free time in modern Olympia before your return to Katakolon.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$396.65
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US$396.65
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8-Day Classic Greece Tour: Athens, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

8-Day Classic Greece Tour: Athens, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

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Get a comprehensive grip of Greece on this 8-day guided tour, staying first for 4 nights in Athens and then moving on to see some off-the-beaten-path spots, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take walking tours of Athens' greatest sites, learning about the long and interesting history of the city. After departing Athens, visit the ancient theater at Epidaurus, stop by legendary Delphi, learn about the history of the Olympic games at Olympia, and explore amazing Meteora, Overnight accommodation is included and an expert guide accompanies you.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,344.29
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US$1,344.29
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2-Day Private Tour: Olympia, Arcadia Mountain Villages & Monasteries from Athens

2-Day Private Tour: Olympia, Arcadia Mountain Villages & Monasteries from Athens

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 Visit the birthplace of the Olympics and see some of Greece's most beautiful villages and monasteries on this private tour. Highlights include the villages of Dimitsana and Stemnitsa, where you visit cliff monasteries, eat a traditional lunch, and stay in a quaint guesthouse. The next day will include a trip to Olympia, where you can run down the historic Olympic track before returning to Athens or Nafplio.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$841.76
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US$841.76
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Ancient Olympia full day private tour from Athens

Ancient Olympia full day private tour from Athens

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The land that was host to the ancient Olympiads, the games that were held to honor the Olympian Gods, the chief festivities in ancient Greece, Ancient Olympia is home to one of the world’s most important archaeological sites. Thousands of visitors that arrive here from across the globe are able to uncover the true essence of the Games, whose goal and purpose was to bring out the best in each competitor. At the heart of the site and within the magnificent temple dedicated to Zeus, was the famed gold and ivory statue of the god, a work of the sculptor Phidias and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. From the 9th century BC, Olympia was a sacred place that attracted worshipers from around the ancient world. Starting from the 8th century BC, the celebrations at Olympia became associated with the Sacred Olympic Truce, honored throughout the Greek world. In the 5th century BC, Olympia became a place where ideas were spread, with dozens of thinkers coming here to exchange ideas.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$276.31
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US$276.31
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Ancient Olympia Private Tour from Athens

Ancient Olympia Private Tour from Athens

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Travel to the birthplace of the Olympic Games in comfort on a private day trip to ancient Olympia and other highlights of the Peloponnese. Admire the engineering of the Corinth Canal, and then trace the victories of ancient Greece’s greatest athletes at gymnasium and track ruins plus the site’s archeological museum. A personal driver means a flexible itinerary, with pickup available directly from your Athens hotel or the cruise port.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$326.16
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US$326.16
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4-Day Private Tour from Athens

4-Day Private Tour from Athens

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Our first stop is at historical Thermopylae! Paying tribute to King Leonidas of Sparta and his 300 Spartan warriors we will visit the amazing monument of his statue which is captivating and have the chance to gaze upon the renowned hot springs (one of the 7 gates to Hades)! We will visit the archaeological site and Museum of Delphi, with its spectacular collection of artifacts, including the Naxian Sphinx, the unique bronze Charioteer and the Statue of Antinoos. Discover Ancient Olympia the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. You will explore Mycenae from where the expedition to Troy started.  Walk through Nafplio the first capital city of modern Greece, a picturesque town with Venetian architecture that the Venetians used to call the Naples of Greece.  Witness the amazing Epidaurus theater, constructed in the late 4th century BC to host religious events to honor the god Asclepius and still in use. Another fact about this theater is the perfect acoustics. During summer, it hosts performances of ancient Greek drama.   We will explore the incredible archaeological site of Ancient Corinth following the footsteps of St Paul.   Ancient Diolkos where you discover and explore the ancient passage from the Corinthian to Saronic gulf and the subducting bridge. Here you can enjoy a coffee or snack at a wonderful cafe while you admire the views and wait for boats to pass through the canal.   Last, the Isthmus/Corinth canal which separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland where you will appreciate the engineering and incredible views of the Corinthian and Saronic gulfs.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,220.55
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US$1,220.55
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Private local tour of the archaeological site and museum of Olympia

Private local tour of the archaeological site and museum of Olympia

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Once in Olympia, the highlights to visit are the Archeological Museum also called the New Museum and the Archeological site. In the archeological site, among several other remains of important buildings, you will see the gymnasium and the palaestra, the round Philipeion, the workshop of Phidias where the gold and ivory statue of Zeus was built, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the altar where the Olympic torch is being lit in the modern days and the ancient Olympic stadium. In the archeological museum are housed all finds that were excavated from the archeological site. Bronze and clay offerings (tripods and figurines), armor, vases, the tools and cup from Phidias's workshop, the gorgeous Hermes by Praxiteles, the Nike by Paeonios and the very impressive and very well preserved classical statues from the pediments of the temple of Zeus etc.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$187.82
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US$187.82
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Olympic Spirit

Olympic Spirit

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During this 3 hour, the self-guided tour you will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the well-preserved site where the Olympic games were born. The ancient Olympic Games were the most important sports event in the Greek world. According to the mythology, it was Hercules who established the games in order to celebrate the success of his 12 labors. During the tour, your tour operator will bring you walking to the hill outside the archeological site of Olympia to take some photos to the ancient track and field, View where the complete ancient temples and famous statues would have been standing as well as watch the ancient athletes preparing for the different sporting events. you will have the opportunity on your own to explore Olympia.
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  • 2 hours to 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$73.26
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