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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private guided tour to Olympia by MINIVAN
Wi-Fi access in the MINIVAN
Roundtrip transportation to and from Athens hotels, Piraeus hotels, and the Piraeus cruise terminal
Live commentary provided in English
Food and beverages
Professional guide in the site (if wanted)
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.
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