Olympia & Argolis Tour

Tour Duration

2 Days

Tour Availability

Daily

Pick Up

Pick up from hotel or apartment.

Olympia tour,palaistra building in Olympia

1st Day: Starting from Athens we drive westwards along the scenic coast, through the ancient areas of Eleusis and Megara, we reach the Corinth canal with its breathtaking view (short stop).After we arrive to the Archaeological site of Corinth which was one of the three major powers of Greece, and took part in all the battles against the Persians, also Corinth was one of the richest cities in Greece.Then we drive to Mycenae, which is famous from Homer and the second oldest civilization of Greece.We visit the Lions Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and Tomb of King Agamenon.After we continue to Epidaurus to visit the biggest health centre of the ancient world and of course the famous theatre witch is remarkable for its acoustics and the best preserved in Greece. Then we drive to Nauplion(first capital of Greece in modern time)the picturesque town nesting at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress, dinner and overnight in Nauplio.

2nd Day: Next day we drive to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Ancient Olympia has been the centre of attention during the ancient years, and still today is the starting point of the Olympic Flame that is born here, every four years prior to the new festival. Experience a run, the starting line is still visible, take your position, and run this historical course, competing with the athletes of the past, or simply the tourists that flock to this area. Visit to the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Olympic Games, where artifacts and collections related to both ancient and modern Games. Finally we drive back to Athens.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lion’s Gate
  • Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Nauplion
  • Corinth Canal
  • Palestra and Stadium
  • Ruins of Temple of Zeus

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

  • PICK UP/DROP OFF FROM HOTEL OR APARTMENTYES
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER-GUIDE YES
  • COLD WATER YES
  • FREE WIFI YES
  • ENTRANCE FEES NO
  • LICENSED GUIDE NO
  • MEALS AND DRINKS NO
  • HOTEL ACCOMODATION(50 EUROS PER DOUBLE ROOM IN A 3* HOTEL)NO
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