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Ancient Olympia Day Trip from Costa Navarino

Price USD$285.36


Ancient Olympia  Day Trip from Costa Navarino
Our tour will begin from your hotel and in less than two hours, crossing the valley of the river Alpheus, we will be in the Western Peloponnese and specifically in Olympia. During our trip, you will learn everything about Ancient Olympia, which was not a simple city with permanent residents, but a sanctuary of buildings associated with the ancient Olympic Games.

The history of its foundation began in 776 BC, when three Greek kings, decided to turn the interest of their soldiers to something else other than wars. Sports! But the ethos and the Olympic ideals of the ancient Greeks, the excellent preparation of the organizers and the massive participation of athletes made these Games become the most famous and important event up to then known world.

Once you know every detail about the monuments you will encounter in the archaeological site, we will take you to the entrance and let you browse at your convenience, as long as you need in the ancient sanctuary.
From the first buildings that you come across, you will be overwhelmed by the energy of athletes who once have used them. The ancient gymnasium and the Palaestra, were the places where  athletes were practicing before the games.

Immediately after, you will find the Workshop of Pheidias, the laboratory in which created one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the golden statue of Zeus. Leonidaion, was Olympia’s hotel and hosted distinguished guests of the Games from 330B.C.
   You will have the opportunity to admire Vouleuterio, the building in which was situated the Elean Senate, whose members were responsible for the organization of the games. The Temples of Zeus and Hera will leave you speechless with the magnificence of their architecture.

Entering the ancient stadium through the Crypt, you will feel the agony of the athletes who were taking part in the games in front of thousands of spectators. You will have the opportunity to be photographed to the point that even today take place the lighting of the Olympic Flame.

But your adventure will not be over yet. The museum of Olympia, one of the largest and most important museums of Greece, will make you feel the pulse of these times, the splendor and magic of the Olympic idea.
We will wait for you at the exit of the museum and we will take you to the nearest restaurant to relax or optionally  to try the excellent Mediterranean cuisine. Before we take our way back, we can  visit modern Olympia with the traditional shops for souvenirs.

This experience will be unforgettable!

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Our tour will begin from your hotel and in less than two hours, crossing the valley of the river Alpheus, we will be in the Western Peloponnese and specifically in Olympia. During our trip, you will learn everything about Ancient Olympia, which was not a simple city with permanent residents, but a sanctuary of buildings associated with the ancient Olympic Games.