Day tour to Olympia

Category: Tours in Peloponnesus

(1) One day tour to Olympia

There is no other ancient site that has more relevance on today’s world than Olympia. The only way to visit Olympia in a day trip is by hiring a self-driven car or hiring a taxi, or, taking our private day trip, preferably with the extra expense of a local guide. – Starting from your hotel at …


Ancient Mycenae

Mycenae, the home of the Atreides royal family, is situated on a hill-top on the road leading to Corinth and Athens. The site was inhabited since Neolithic times (about 4000 BC) but reached its peak during the Late Bronze Age (1350-1200 BC), giving its name to a civilization which spread throughout the Greek world. During that period, the acropolis …


OLYMPIA – Archaeological site

The archaeological site of Olympia ranks among the most important historic sites of Greece. Here, the ancient Olympic Games begun. The site incorporates all remains of the athletic premises used for the preparation and celebration of the Olympic Games, administrative and other buildings and monuments. With the summer Olympics, the winter Olympics, the youth Olympics, …


OLYMPIA – Museum of the ancient Olympic Games

Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and today the area is one of the most important archaeological places in the world. The Museum of the ancient Olympic Games at Olympia presents exhibits ancient works which cover a long period from the 2nd millennium BC until the 5th century AC. More than 400 …


Battle of Salamis 480 BC

Battle of Marathon VIDEO (to include in the Tour to Marathon page)

The Battle of Marathon, 490 BC The Battle of Marathon, which took place during the first Persian invasion of Greece, was fought between the combined forces of Athens and Plataea against King Darius’ Persian army. Darius attempted to invade Greece after the Athenians had sent aid to Ionia to help with their revolt against the …


Olympia History