ANCIENT OLYMPIA TOUR
- Duration: 13 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece
- Product code: ANCIENT OLYMPIA TOUR CATT
Highlights: Visit Ancient Olympia, Corinth Canal.
This tour will take us across the Isthmus of Corinth and the Peloponnese to the valley of the river Alfios to see the ruins of the ancient Olympia, the historic site of the Olympic Games. This was the greatest of the Panhellenic Games and every four years Greeks from all the different city-states would put aside their disputes and come together to compete.
The importance of Olympia can still be seen from its ruins, including the Temple of Zeus, which once contained a 13 meter statue of the god made of gold and ivory, the Temple of Hera, the stadium and the Shrine of Pelops. Even today, the Olympic Flame is lit in Olympia and then taken on a relay across the world to end up in the city where the
Olympic Games are being held.
As we cross the Isthmus of Corinth, we will stop by the Corinth Canal, cut 6.4 kilometres through solid rock
it connects the Saronic Gulf and the Corinthian Gulf. It was finished in 1893, even though the idea already existed at least as far back as 602 BC!
• Transportation from and to your central hotel in Athens or Piraeus • Transportation from and to the cruise terminal of Piraeus port
• Everything that involves the vehicle
• Admission fees
• Food and drinks
• Professional guide in the site (if wanted)
KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK
• Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
• All prices are for 1 tour and for 1 to 4 passengers with a TAXI & up to 7 passengers with a MINIVAN. • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain, other wise the driver will do the best so you can see most of the sites
• Departure time is up to you between 06:00am - 07:30am .
• Time needed 11-14 hours
• Our drivers are polite, friendly and professional. Their first priority is your
satisfaction and safety. All drivers on on tours know English, will help you and give
you tips. The cars are well maintained and clean, all of them have free wifi.
If needed we can also provide baby-chairs, wheelchairs and most phone chargers.
• You can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before your reservation starts.
After that time no changes of time, no refunds or cancellations can be made.