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One (1) day from Athens to ancient Olympia private tour in Greece

One (1) day from Athens to ancient Olympia private tour in Greece

Full day Athens taxi tour Olympia private tour, Athens – Corinth Canal – Tripolis – Olympia – Athens

 

P. D. Coubertin 1896

This Athens taxi private tour will guide us through Prehistory, the Classical period, Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on the Ancient Olympia one-day private tour.

Itinerary of one (1) day from Athens to ancient Olympia private tour in Greece: Elefsina – Kineta – Ag. Theodoroi – Corinth Canal – ancient Corinth – Tripoli – Pirgos – Neapoli – ancient Olympia.

Visits:  Corinth Canal, ancient Olympia.

Description of one (1) day from Athens to ancient Olympia private tour in Greece

We will drive by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal, where we will make a short stop. Departure for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. We will arrive with Athens taxi tours in Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games.

Entrance to the ancient Olympic stadium, in Olympia

We will visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum.

Olympia in Peloponnese Greece, was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, where was celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnese (Peloponnesus), through which the Alpheus River flows. In 776 BC, Iphitos, king of Elis, Kleosthenes of Pisa and Lykourgos of Sparta reorganized the Olympic Games in honor of Zeus and instituted the  “ekecheiria”, the sacred truce during the conduction of the games.  Olympia’s fame rests upon the Olympic Games , the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide.  The most important sanctuary of Zeus is situated here, as well as Altis and the original stadiums of the Olympic Games.

Ceremony of lightning the Olympic flame at ancient Olympia

Experience the center of attention during the ancient years, and  the starting point of the Olympic Flame. Today you can still enjoy a run in the ancient Olympic stadium; take your position at the starting line, which is still visible, and run this historic course

competing with the athletes of the past or some of the numerous tourists visiting the area. During this private tour you can visit  the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Olympic Games.

We will end this unique Olympia private tour traveling through the picturesque landscape of the Peloponnese back to ATHENS arriving early in the evening.

You can customize this private tour at any time, either on the way together with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Athens Taxi Tours team.