The site of Olympia, in a valley in the Peloponnesus, has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus. The Altis – the sanctuary to the gods – has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia every four years beginning in 776 B.C.Read More
Ancient Olympia is a UNESCO site that must be included in everybody’s itinerary.Read More
There is no other ancient site that has more relevance on today’s world than Olympia.Read More
A pleasant 3.30 hour drive to a place that is still in our lives and should be included in everybody's itinerary.Read More
One day Olympia

3 day classical tour from 225.00 euro

Operating days & prices

April-October, the tour is organized Monday-Tuesday-Saturday & selected Thursdays.
November-March, the tour is organized ONLY on Mondays
Languages: Mondays & Wednesdays=English + French. Thursdays and Saturdays=English

Departure from Syntagma area in Athens at +/- 08:30, return to Athens at +/- 18:30

HOTELS at Olympia: (3*) NEDA, KRONION, ANTONIOS, or similar | (4*) OLYMPIC VILLAGE, EUROPA, ARTY GRAND
HOTELS in Delphi: (3*) FEDRIADES, HERMES, PARNASSOS and (4*) AMALIA

PRICES (for the tour services) are quoted per person in euro, and paid in advance.

Two choices Double room Single room Included
Option 1: 3* hotel 225.00 with breakfast 285.00 with breakfast Dinner = + 15.00 euro per dinner
Option 2: 4* hotel 320.00 With dinner & breakfast 395.00 With dinner & breakfast Free arrival airport transfer

Entrances to museums/sites(extra): November-March= +24.00 euro, April-October= +48.00 euro
Under 19 and E.U.students are free. Other students & E.U. citizens over 65, all year, pay +24.00 euro

Special discounts: (One option of 5% discount is applicable).
* Persuade a friend, share a triple room with your friend and save 5%
* Persuade your friends, make a team of 5 or more adults and save 5%
* Take advantage of our PAY IN ADVANCE 5% discount (see in the footer)
* Combine it with the 1 day cruise and pay a special price for the package. Click and see our offer
* At Olympia upgrade your 3 star hotel to the 4 star OLYMPIAN VILLAGE by paying 14.00 euro p.p. extra

Please, read in the footer of this page “4 steps 2 book” and proceed with your booking.

Description


Visiting Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia & Delphi

The Amazing open THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS
The priests of the sanctuary of god Asclepius were excellent surgeons. On the ground of the sanctuary, the administration of the Asclipieion, in order to entertain the patients, decided to build a theatre. Today, next to the sanctuary of Asclepius, there is a small museum, displaying the instruments and tools used by the priests, excellent surgeons, to perform even brain operations.

NAFPLION – the “Venice” of Greece

Modern architecture hasn’t spoiled the old town of Nafplion, which is a feast for the eye. Nafplion was the capital of the Greek state in the early 1830s. Here, is the first residential palace for the young Bavarian Prince, Otto, the first king of the new country after the revolution against the Turks. The old town is beautiful, with old mansions and paved roads. The town’s fortresses, the Palamidi and the Akronafplia, played a key role during the war of independence. The Venetian influence is everywhere justifying the town’s name as the “Greek Venice”.

MYCENAE – “City in gold”
Mycenae, the city that controlled both the land and sea routes, was the kingdom of mythic Agamemnon. Myths related to history have inspired poets and writers over the centuries from Homer and the Greek tragedies of the classical period to contemporary literary and artistic creations. The site was uncovered in 1874 by Heinrich Schlieman, who also excavated the site of Troy. You enter the citadel through the impressive Lions’ Gate.

OLYMPIA & the OLYMPIC GAMES
The site of Olympia, was the location of the ancient Olympic Games, with the first recorded win in 776 BC. In addition to the numerous temples and sanctuaries, there are remains of sporting structures, such as the ancient stadium, the Gymnasium, the Palaestra and others.

DELPHI – The famous “temple bank”.
The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, location on the oracle of Apollo, was the spiritual centre of the Greek world. Situated in a spectacular natural setting on the mountain of Parnassus, it was the symbol of Greek cultural unity from the 8th century BC onwards.

Highlights


Short photo stop at Corinth canal
Visit the sanctuary of Asclepius and the Epidaurus Theatre
Visit the Mycenae Archaeological site & Tomb of Atreus
Visit the Olympia Archaeological site & Museum
Visit the Delphi Archaeological site & Museum
Short stop at Nafplion town
1 night hotel accommodation at Olympia
1 night hotel accommodation in Delphi
2 dinners & 2 breakfasts
Services of the Professional guide along the tour
Transport by modern air-conditioned coach
Pick up / drop off service from central hotels in Athens
All taxes except the hotel overnight tax (0.50-4.00 euro)

Not included: The entrances to museums and sites, drinks, beverages & Tips
Youth under 19, and E.U. students are free to enter.

More info & Map


– These tours are organized by 3 Tour Operators. All the Travel Agents sell the same tours at discounted rates.
– Start the communication, and choose the travel agent that sounds honest and suits your budget.

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* There is a deadline and the bookings are cancelled if they are not paid on time.

MAP – ROUTE OF THE TOUR