The Legancy Of Ancient Olympia Private Tour
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The Legancy Of Ancient Olympia Private Tour

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Description of the full day tour to Ancient Olympia and Corinth Canal

The tour to Ancient Olympia and Corinth Canal starts early in the morning from Athens. Your driver will take the coastal road that leads outside of the city, towards the Peloponnese. After an hour drive, you will reach the Corinth Canal, which connects Central Greece with the Peloponnese Peninsula.

After a short stop for pictures from the high bridge of the canal, the tour will continue towards Olympia and its archaeological site.

Olympia is mostly known as the original site of the ancient Olympic Games. It is the place where this institution was born, and even today, the Olympic Flame starts its journey from here, to reach the city hosting the Games each time.

Of all the Panhellenic Games in ancient Greece, the main games were held in Olympia.

Olympic games forged the national, racial and spiritual unity of the Greeks. They combined the deep religious spirit of the heroic past of the Greeks, the highest degree of cultivation of body, mind and soul with the universal philosophical values and the promotion of individual and the city states with the highest ideal of freedom. This is why the Games remain till today an important and admirable institution.

At Olympia you will have the chance to see the original site which is perfectly preserved; you can run the original track race, and admire the lush greenery of the site. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia with its amazing artifacts and statues, the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Museum of the Olympic Games.

After visiting the site of Olympia, and late lunch, the tour will bring you back to Athens late in the afternoon, via the same route.
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  • Free return transfer for Cruise ship passengers
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • A professional English speaking driver with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licenced by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • Pick-up from the cruise ship pier at Port of Piraeus Road tolls and local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Athens
  • Piraeus Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not included
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
  • Gratuities
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities following the program mentioned above.
  • Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost to escort you inside the archaeological sites and museum according to the program.
  • Food and drinks
  • Athens International Airport transfers can be arranged on request
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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