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Private Day Trip to Ancient Olympia by MINIVAN

By CATTAXI
Price was undefined, price is now $822
Free cancellation available
14h
Mobile voucher
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Selective hotel pickup

Highlights

  • Fantastic views at the home of the original Olympics

  • Sites include Temple of Zeus and Hera & Shrine of Pelops

  • Friendly driver service in a comfortable MINIVAN with Wi-Fi

  • Insight into the history that lies behind the Corinth Canal

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary & see what you want

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private guided tour to Olympia by MINIVAN

  • What's included

    Wi-Fi access in the MINIVAN

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from Athens hotels, Piraeus hotels, and the Piraeus cruise terminal

  • What's included

    Live commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Admission fees

  • What's excluded

    Food and beverages

  • What's excluded

    Professional guide in the site (if wanted)

Know Before You Book

  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Maximum group size is 7 people.

  • Fees for admission to the Olympia archaeological site are payable on the day of the activity.

  • Your driver/guide will not accompany you inside the archaeological site, but will wait for you to finish exploring on your own.

  • Hotel pickup is available from hotels in Athens and Piraeus, as well as the Piraeus cruise terminal. Please arrange pickup when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • We will need lead travelers PASSPORT number or ID number.

  • Hotel pickup is available from hotels in Athens and Piraeus, as well as the Piraeus cruise terminal. Please arrange pickup when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Venture across the Isthmus of Corinth and the Peloponnese to see the site of the ancient Olympic Games. Resting in the valley of the river Alfos, Olympia shows you the place where athletes from across ancient Greece came together to compete in the most enduring sports meet of all time.

Your personal driver/guide meets you in the morning to begin your ride away from Athens and to the classical Greek sanctuary of Olympia. The importance of the site is still on display in the ruins, which include temples to Zeus and Hera, the stadium, and a shrine to the ancient king Pelops. The Olympic Flame is still lit here to begin its globe-trotting journey to the host city for each modern Olympic Games.

As you cross the Isthmus of Corinth, stop to get a look at the Corinth Canal, which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea by cutting through 4 miles (6.4 km) of solid rock. Learn the canal's incredible history, dating from plans made back in the 7th century BC to its final completion in 1893, before your journey comes to an end.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Various Locations around Ancient Olympia
  • Archea Olimpia 270 65

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup or address you give us around Athens
  • Platia Sintagmatos
  • Athina 105 63
  • Hotel Pickup or address you give us.Piraeus Cruise Terminal
  • Pireas
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