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Ancient Olympia – Private Day Trip form Athens

From: 550.00

Ancient Olympia and Isthmus of Corinth – Private Day Trip form Athens

From 550€

With Luxury Car: 1 up to 4 persons: 550€
With Luxury Minivan: 5 up to 8 persons: 720€
With Luxury MiniBus: 9 up to 16 persons: 90€ per person

Departure Time from Athens at 09:00
Returns to original Pick up point at 19:00 (approx.)

All private tours can be customized further according to your needs and preferences


Ancient Olympia and Isthmus of Corinth – Private Day Trip form Athens

There is no other ancient site that has more relevance in today’s world than Olympia. Ancient Olympia is a UNESCO site that must be included in everybody’s itinerary.
11 hours tour (Private tour).
For those of you that can’t leave Athens without visiting the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

This is a good chance to experience as much as possible of this ancient sacred land, being prepared for a long but fascinating day.


Departing Athens, we will drive towards the west of it and you will continue your journey through the highway. One of the most impressive parts of the scenery will be the unique and historical location, between mount Aegaleo and the island of Salamis, where the naval battle of Salamis was fought, in 480 BC, with Xerxes viewing everything from the top of the mountain and the Persians receiving a devastating loss from the Athenians.

Continuing the drive, you will pass the valley of Megara many centuries old, filled with groves of pistachio and olive trees with the view of the impressive mountains of the Peloponnese on the one side in the background.

You will have a short stop by the Corinth canal, which separates the mainland from the peninsula of the Peloponnese and connects the Ionian Sea with the Aegean Sea. There you will have the chance to walk over the bridge and enjoy breathtaking views, taking as many photographs as you would like to.

Then through the highway and the Peloponnesian mountains you will continue your drive and you will arrive in the beautiful plane of Olympia, approximately 4 hours after your departure from Athens.

In Olympia you can hire one Certified Tour Guide (not included in the price) for a 2.5 hours private guided tour of the archaeological site and museum, where you will see among other things, the Ancient Gymnasiums, the Workshop of Phedias, the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the altar where the Olympic Torch is always being lit for the Modern Olympics, the Stadium, the Pediments of the Temple of Zeus, the Statues of Nike of Paeonius and Hermes of Praxiteles, as well as the legendary helmet of General Miltiades from the battle of Marathon in 490 BC.

After this fascinating experience of exploring the ancient sacred grounds and experiencing the serene environment of the site that inspired the sacred truce among the ancients Greeks, for a month prior to the Olympics, each time, you will be able to have a short stop for lunch or a snack, either in the modern town of Olympia.

Back in Athens, you will be dropped you off either at your hotel, or another location of your preference.

(The program of the excursion can be adjusted always according to the requirements of the passengers)

Ancient Olympia and Isthmus of Corinth – Private Day Trip form Athens | Highlights

  • Guided tour of the Olympia Archaeological Site
  • Guided tour of the Olympia Archaeological Museum
  • Short stop at the Corinth Canal

Good to know

  • Travel time: 7.5 hours.
  • Restrooms availability: Yes.
  • Shopping availability: Yes.
  • Air conditioned: Inside the vehicle and the museums.
  • Photo restrictions: No flash photography and posing inside the museums.
  • Credit cards accepted: Yes.
  • All private tours can be customized further according to your needs and preferences.
  • We always try, when possible, to start the visit from the least crowded areas depending on where the rest of the crowds will start from.
  • During summer, Greece can be very hot. It is advised to have with you sunscreen, glasses, hats and dress lightly in order for you to enjoy more the time you will spend outdoors.
  • Moderate activity: Requires intermittent effort throughout, including walking medium distances over uneven surfaces and/or steps.


  • Pick up and drop off service from your hotel in Athens
  • Transportation by air-conditioned V.I.P. car, minivan or minibus
  • Professional English-speaking Driver (applies for transports by car or minivan)
  • Professional English-speaking Driver & Escort of our office (applies for transport by minibus)
  • Wifi on board (free)
  • Bottle of water and coffee during the route (free)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Licensed Guide who speaks your language
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch Cost

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