Ancient Olympia is infiltrated with gripping stories just waiting to be discovered; uncover all of the history that is linked to this impressive site, and you will go home with plenty of Olympian stories to tell.
Olympia private trip
Discover everything about the ancient Olympic Games and the place where fair-play was nurtured with a private day trip to Olympia. Explore the actual history of the most spectacular sporting event of all times and walk through the facilities of this ancient sports centre.
- Enjoy a private experience led by an expert licensed tour guide and travel in the comfort of modern and cosy vehicles - Hotel pick-up is also included
- Indulge in scenic views of the Peloponnese countryside and find out about the exciting history of the ancient Olympic Games
- Ideal for families and couples & perfect for ancient-Greek-history enthusiasts
- Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry
What you can expect?
Immerse yourself in the sacred world of sporting heroism with a thrilling tour of Olympia. After driving through the majestic Peloponnese countryside in a high-class vehicle, you will get off outside the peaceful archaeological site of Olympia. With your expert guide on hand to answer any of your questions, enjoy the awe-inspiring experience of the home of the Olympic Games.
Wandering around the site you will better understand how the idea of sporting achievement gave birth to the Olympic Games; from the Philippeion, dedicated to Alexander the Great and his ancestors, to the symbolic statue of “Winged Victory”, the Panhellenic character of the games is everywhere! Explore the Gymnasium, where the athletes trained and the Palestra, where some wrestlers died during the games. Discover the Temple of Zeus, the God honoured with the Olympic Games. Visit the Sanctuary of Hera and unravel the history behind the athletic competition of women in ancient Greece.
Don’t forget to run in the original Stadium where the actual Olympic Games took place. You will also get to see other ancient facilities, such as baths and a “hostel” that accommodated the eminent visitors during the games. Finishing up your tour, get the chance to admire a variety of artefacts from the ancient Olympics and the archaeological site of Olympia in the Museum of the Olympic Games and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Then, back to Athens with an indelible impression of the heart of athleticism.
Some of the spots you are going to visit:
The temple of Zeus
In the temple of Zeus at Olympia, Phidias, the great sculptor of ancient Athens created a colossal statue of the God out of gold and ivory. The statue was of such splendour that it was immediately recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Pausanias saw the statue and says: "The god sits on a throne and he is made out of gold and ivory. On his head lies a garland which is a copy of olive shoots. In his right hand, he carries a Victory, which, like the statue, is of ivory and gold; she wears a ribbon and – on her head – a garland."
The archaeological museum of Olympia
Right next to the archaeological site of ancient Olympia, lies the Archaeological Museum, founded to host the priceless artefacts that had been unearthed during the excavations of the site. There you will have the chance to walk around some of the most important and impressive artefacts of the ancient Greek world and experience from up close the ancient Olympic Games. Do not miss the chance to marvel at the spectacular statue of Hermes and Dionysus and find yourselves under the protection of the goddess Nike.
- A private day-trip to Olympia
- Services of an expert licensed guide
- Hotel pick-up (drop-off) and transfers with a luxury vehicle.
- Tickets for the archaeological site
- Meals and drinks
What is the tour language?
The tour is available in English.
What should I bring with me?
Prepare yourself for an exciting walk & don’t forget your hat and sunglasses. Βring along your camera so you can capture the most beautiful spots of the tour.
Can you pick us up from our hotel?
A pick-up from your hotel is included. Please send us an inquiry.
What are the acceptable payment methods?
All services booked through the website of Greeking.me are paid via PayPal or credit card. Once you make your payment, we will issue a voucher & send it to you via email. Please bring it with you on the day of the tour, as proof of purchase.