Olympia 8-h private tour

Olympia 10-h private tour

Duration 10 hours
Private Tour & Shore Excursion
Price from €146

** Price is per person for a group of 3 passengers. Prices vary greatly depending on the number of people and type of vehicle. The final price will be calculated online using our booking engine.

Our Olympia 10-h private tour begins. Join Best Greece Tours on a private journey that will make your vacation unforgettable. Discover Olympia’s ancient legacy, dating back to the 8th Century BC, and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of ancient Greece. Visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games, where the spirit of competition was ignited and the Olympic flame was lit, initiating the Olympic Games. Take a private tour of the awe-inspiring ruins of ancient Olympia, including the athletic training grounds, the Temples of Hera and Zeus, and the extensive Olympic stadium.

This private tour will provide an unparalleled glimpse into the heart of ancient Greece and its enduring legacy. With the symbolic lighting of the Olympic flame, the much-anticipated Olympic Games officially commenced, marking the start of global sporting competition.

Highlights of Olympia 10-h private tour

  • The breathtaking views of the Corinth canal
  • The first Olympic stadium
  • The museum of ancient Olympia
  • The ancient temple of Zeus
  • A 10 h legendary private tours with scenic landscape
  • An expert English speaking tour driver


ITINERARY DETAILS

Pass By: In the morning, take a scenic drive through Athens and its captivating surroundings. Witness the charming towns of Megara, birthplace of King Bizas, which inspired the name of Byzantium, later known as “Constantinople”. Marvel at Elefsina, home to the intriguing Elefsinia mysteries. Journey through delightful resort towns such as Ag. Theodoroi and Kineta, until you reach the magnificent Corinth Canal. Embark on a memorable journey filled with history and natural beauty.

  • Duration: 60 Minutes

Stop At Corinth Canal

Olympia 10-h private tour
Corinth Canal

Join us on a fascinating journey through time as we explore the alluring Greek province of Argolis, beginning with a scenic drive along the coast. Our route takes us past picturesque villages and the historic island of Salamis, the site of the legendary naval battle between Athens and Persia. Our first stop is the awe-inspiring Corinth Canal.

The Corinth Canal finally opened in 1894. It separates the Peloponnese Peninsula from the mainland of Greece and connects the Saronic Gulf (part of the Aegean Sea) to the Corinthian Sea (part of the Ionian Sea). Sometimes you can stop and stretch your legs by walking across the canal on a pedestrian bridge. You can also get closer to the canal and enjoy the stunning views. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even try bungee jumping there. Make sure to take pictures of the breathtaking scenery of the narrow passage.

  • Duration: 15 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Free

Pass By: Let’s proceed with our exclusive journey, traversing the awe-inspiring landscapes of central and western Peloponnese, en route to the ancient and hallowed site of Olympia.

  • Duration: 180 Minutes

Stop At The Archaeological Site of Ancient Olympia

Olympia 10-h private tour
Olympia Temple

Our journey takes us to the historic ruins of Ancient Olympia and its compelling museum. As we stroll through this vast site, we’ll encounter significant landmarks, including the Gymnasium and Palaestra, where athletes honed their skills, and the workshop of Phidias, the renowned sculptor who crafted the awe-inspiring statue of Zeus. We’ll stand in awe before the Temple of Zeus, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek architecture, and make our way to the Stadium, the very arena where athletes from across Greece competed for glory and spiritual fulfillment, bringing honor to their cities every four years.

  • Duration: 40 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Stop At: The Archaeological Museum of Olympia holds a unique collection, featuring the iconic statue “Hermes of Praxiteles”, known for its exquisite detailing and aesthetic perfection. It also houses a captivating array of tools that belonged to the legendary sculptor Phidias, who crafted one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the majestic “Gold Ivory Statue of Zeus”.

  • Duration: 40 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Stop At Museum of the Olympic Games

Olympia 10-h private tour
Olympia Museum, Greece

The Museum of Ancient Olympic Games houses a collection of 463 artifacts from various museums in Greece, including pieces from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. These exhibits provide a comprehensive overview of Greek history, spanning the second millennium B.C. through the fifth century A.D.

The Olympic Games exhibit at Ancient Olympia offers an in-depth history of the ancient Olympic Games, which were the longest-running institution of antiquity. Accompanied by detailed visual material, visitors can explore thematic units that illuminate the significance of the games. After tracing the footsteps of ancient athletes, lunch is enjoyed in the captivating village before a peaceful drive back to Athens concludes the journey.

  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Time for Lunch: During your lunch break, you can savor local delicacies at your own expense. Although the town of Olympia is quite small, there are a few popular dining establishments frequented by locals, such as Ilis Specialties, where you can experience authentic regional cuisine.

  • Duration: 45 Minutes

Pass By: Upon completion of the tour, we will return to Athens via the same route. Please anticipate a late arrival at your accomodation in Athens.

  • Duration: 130 Minutes

The Olympic flame lighted and the Olympic games began.

ALL DAY TOURS IN GREECE


DEPARTURE | RETURN

  • Transfer offerd; Travelers pickup/drop off is offered.
  • Pick up from; We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Athens center and Piraeus cruise port at the cruise ship pier!
  • Info needed When booking make sure to include the address of your accommodation, or the name of the cruise line and the cruise ship!
  • Pick up time; We propose to pick you up at 8 am in order to avoid traffic and crowed at the Acropolis.
  • Drop off; We will drop you off at the same place we have picked you up or at any hotel in Athens center or cruise ship pier!


INCLUDED | EXCLUDED

What is Included

  • Professional driver with good knowledge of history and culture in Greece
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Flexible pick up time on request (proposed 08:00AM)
  • Free Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Free Pick-up & drop off from Piraeus cruise port
  • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with surcharge
  • First class transport: By Mercedes E-Class or similar; Mercedes minivan or Mercedes minibus according to the size of your party. All new models come with full leather and A/C.
  • Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
  • Official licensed tour guide for guiding in archeological sites. Available on request with surcharge
  • The private tour is 100% exclusive for your party

What is Excluded

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
  • Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
  • Athens Airport transfer: arranged on request with a surcharge
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour Type

  • Private tour - Shore Excursion
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Departures: Daily

Restrictions

  • Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic or environmental phenomena!

Guaranteed Departures

  • Best Greece Tours is proud to be the first in the industry to offer Guaranteed Departures . A guaranteed departure means; There is no minimum number of bookings required on a trip to run and that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control. Our current collection of tours can take you to exciting places in Athens and around the world.

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  • Payment Details; We will pass your payment details to our secure payment provider, but we do not see or store any of these details on our website payment details.

Importantant information!

  • Dress: religious and memorial sites: shoulders and knee must be covered.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
  • Itinerary (break-down)Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic or environmental phenomena!

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora.
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • For guests who are full-time wheelchair users a ramp vehicle will be needed. Guests may remain in their wheelchair or scooter for the duration of the excursion. Wheelchair or scooter dimensions are required in order to confirm the correct vehicle!
  • Wheelchair or small scooter folding type only. (Please note that disabled passengers must be able to board the vehicle independently or with the assistance of those in their party.)

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours: Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Sedans; Within 24 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 24 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • Minivan; Within 36 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 36 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • Minibus 10-20 seats; Within 96 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 96 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • For all vehicles; No show mean, no refund

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