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From Athens: Ancient Olympia full day private tour

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Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, is
known for hosting the Olympic Games in classical times. Join us in
reliving the wonder and thrill of the original Olympic Games, which
were held from 776 BC. to 393 AD. as you explore the ruins of the great
monuments.
Enter the famous archaeological site of Olympia and marvel at the Temple of Hera, in
front of which burns the Olympic Flame during modern day Olympic Games.
See the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the Golden and Ivory statue of
Zeus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and the original
Stadium and Bouleuterion, monuments unlike any other, where once
competitors swore an oath to conform to the rules.
-We pick you up from your the point of your preference and we start our journey through the Peloponnese peninsula.
- After driving for one hour from Athens,at our first stop, you will discover the famous Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former peninsula an island.
-We stop at the canal for 30 min.
Then we head to the Ancient Olympia. The journey to Olympia lasts approximate 3 hours.
-We stop at the Ancient Olympia to visit the monuments and sights for 2 hours.
Next to the Ancient Olympia is the modern town of Olympia to enjoy a snack or a traditional greek lunch. You can also find shops for souvenirs and boutiques.
-We stop at the modern village of Olympia for 1 hour and then we head back to Athens.
-Drop of at you hotel, accommodation or any central point in Piraeus and Athens cities.
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Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

My family had a great day to Olympia and Nafplion. We booked private tour from Sights of Athens and the driver Pavlov is so nice. We enjoy the whole day and the Greece music in the car. Definitely recommend for family tours!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Chong W
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