Walk in the footsteps of the world’s first Olympic heroes on a full-day tour from Zakynthos to ancient Olympia. Catch the ferry to the mainland and then travel to the archaeological site, where you can admire remnants of the historic birthplace of the Olympic Games and even sprint down the original racing track. Learn about the site’s history from an archaeologist guide, and view displays and ancient artifacts at the on-site museum. Enjoy free time for lunch and souvenir shopping before the return trip to Zakynthos.
Full-day tour to the ancient city of Olympia from Zakynthos
See where the first Olympic Games were held in the 8th century BC
Cruise across the Ionian Sea on a ferry ride to the mainland
Explore the archaeological site's history with an expert guide
Dig deeper into the sanctuary's past and purpose at an on-site museum
Includes free time for lunch and to shop for souvenirs
We had the lucky opportunity to be shown the site by an Archaeologist who helped paint pictures for us of what the site would have looked like at its height. We also had ample time free time to visit the site at our leisure, which was a nice treat. Since I love UNESCO World Heritage sites, the tour allowed me to visit this site without the worry of coordinating its logistics, while learning more than I would have on my own. Be ready however for a long day.