Private tour

Ancient Olympia full day private tour from Athens

Activity provider: My Athens Transfers

Ancient Olympia full day private tour from Athens

Activity provider: My Athens Transfers

From US$ 242.75 per person

Explore Ancient Olympia, 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.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
From the lobby of your hotel or outside your apartment in Athens or Piraeus. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover the true essence of the Olympic Games
  • Explore the magnificent temple dedicated to Zeus
  • Visit Olympia, a place that originated great ideas
Full description
Start your tour with a visit to the Corinth Canal, a site of utmost historical significance. Enjoy a brief 15 minute stop here and take plenty of pictures whilst you have a refreshing beverage. Next, continue your travels to Ancient Olympia, where you will get to stop and discover with your driver for around 5 hours.  During your time here, you will get to visit some of ancient Greece's most iconic landmarks, such as the Archaeological Site of Olympia, the Philippeion, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, the Museum of the Olympic Games and the Archimedes Museum. Whilst in the city of Olympia, your driver will be able to suggest a delicious, traditional Greek tavern for you to stop and have lunch.
Includes
  • Professional drivers with deep knowledge of history (not licensed to accompany you in any site)
  • Hotel/ airport/ port pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Licensed tour guide (upon request and depending on availability)
  • Entry or admission fees for archaeological sites
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • Drivers are not licensed tour guides, but they are knowledgeable and can provide commentary in fluent English
  • Although your driver will not enter the archaeological sites with you, they can answer most of your questions about the places you visit on this tour
  • Licensed tour guide is available at an additional cost
Customer reviews

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Our driver George exceeded our expectations and truly went above and beyond to make the trip a memorable experience. The entire ride to Olympia he told us historic facts about the surrounding areas and we even got to make stops along the way. It was very comfortable, personalized, and a lot of fun. 10/10 recommend!

May 7, 2022

Product ID: 374546