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8.Ancient Olympia Full Day Private Tour

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  • 12 min

Let us drive you through the idyllic Athenian Riviera with the sandy beaches and picturesque seaside villages. Enjoy a unique slice of the Mediterranean coastline and see a mind-blowing Sunset with Temple of Poseidon in the background. You have the option to make a Temple of Poseidon tour also in the morning.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Archaia Olympia 270 65, Greece

Departing Athens, you will drive towards the west of it and you will continue your journey through the highway. One of the most impressive parts of the scenery will be the unique and historical location, between mount Aegaleo and the island of Salamis, where the naval battle of Salamis was fought, in 480 BC, with Xerxes viewing everything from the top of the mountain and the Persians receiving a devastating loss from the Athenians.Continuing the drive, you will pass the valley of Megara many centuries old, filled with groves of pistachio and olive trees with the view of the impressive mountains of the Peloponnese on the one side in the background.Then through the highway and the Peloponnesian mountains you will continue your drive and you will arrive in the beautiful plane of Olympia, approximately 4 hours after your departure from Athens.In Olympia you will see among other things, the ancient gymnasiums, the workshop of Phedias, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the altar where the Olympic Torch is always being lit for the Modern Olympics, the stadium, the pediments of the temple of Zeus, the statues of Nike of Paeonius and Hermes of Praxiteles, as well as the legendary helmet of General Miltiades from the battle of Marathon in 490 BC.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece

After this fascinating experience of exploring the ancient sacred grounds and experiencing the serene environment of the site that inspired the sacred truce among the ancients Greeks, for a month prior to the Olympics each time, you will be able to have a short stop for lunch or a snack in the modern town of Olympia. Then we drive back to athens .

Duration: 1 hour