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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.

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Full day
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Tour Highlights

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."



  • 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, French, German or Spanish.




  • What a trip! We had Xenia as our guide and Petros was the driver - we spent many hours driving but it was totally worth! Olympia is an amazing place and we learnt so many things!

    - Nott11

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