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From Athens: Olympia Private Day Trip & Temple of Zeus

Activity provider: Tour Travel & More

From Athens: Olympia Private Day Trip & Temple of Zeus

Activity provider: Tour Travel & More

From US$ 930.34 per person

Travel to the home of the Olympic Games on a private day trip to Olympia from Athens. See the well-preserved ruins of the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Zeus and explore the archaeological museum.

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Duration 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Greek
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel to the birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • Track ruins plus the site’s archeological museum
  • Learn the roots of the Olympic Games in ancient Olympia
Full description
Travel to the birthplace of the Olympic Games in comfort on a private day trip to ancient Olympia. Olympia is the site of the Olympic Games, the ancient Greek athletic contests that were one of the four great Panhellenic festivals. The name Olympia, in ancient Greek, means "house of the olympian gods." The Olympic Games were sacred games held every year in honor of Zeus and the other Olympian gods. They were held every four years, with one or two games every olympiad, as part of a festival to Zeus. The word "Olympiad" is derived from the name of this festival. Athletes and visitors from all over Ancient Greece came to compete in the festival and to honor Zeus. Children who did not live in Ancient Greece often learn about these games by reading books such as The Adventures of Hercules, a fictional story featuring the Greek hero Hercules and his famous twelve labors. The best-preserved ruins there include the Temple of Hera (much of which still stands), the Philippeion (a circular building with a central dome that once housed the Olympic throne), and the stadium, where many significant events took place including the first recorded Olympic games.
Includes
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Tour Guide
  • Tickets to Olympia
  • Private Driver with Luxury Vehicle for 12 hours
  • Taxes
  • Other Entrance Tickets that were not included in the itinery
  • Food and Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Product ID: 418026