There is no other ancient site that has more relevance on today’s world than ancient Olympia and its history.
Olympia is still in our lives with the lighting of the flame and the torch relay, ceremonies that every year will bring back memories of this tour.
Despite the damage by the earthquakes and the floods, the site is worth your visit. The setting is magical, making it the most beautiful major site in the Peloponnese. Both, the archaeological museum and the museum of the ancient Games are among the finest in Greece, making your visit to Olympia a must. There is no modern equivalent for ancient Olympia – a religious and at the same time an athletic centre. Men travelled from every part of the ancient World to compete in these Games and the winners became legends. Over 50,000 spectators came to watch the Games every four years and support the athletes.
The area was buried under the alluvial deposits of the two rivers until its discovery in 1852. Since then, millions of people visit Olympia every year and admire its wealth and importance in antiquity. A visit to the original site of the Olympic Games is a moving experience. Running in the original stadium is an unforgettable one.
If your visit to Greece is short and does not allow you to join a longer tour, take our ONE DAY TOUR TO OLYMPIA and visit the huge, but walkable, sacred ancient site.
Ancient Olympia has cultivated ideals. The importance of taking part in the Olympics was a great honour, being an Olympic winner was even greater.
The ancient Greeks visited the sanctuary of Olympia every 4 years. Join one of our tours and visit it once in your lifetime.
The whole region of Olympia is filled with history and beauty, and it is not difficult to imagine the atmosphere of the ancient games so many years ago.
With the Archaeological museum exhibiting findings from the area, Olympia is generally accepted as one of the most interesting and educational sites you will find in the Peloponnese.
The archaeological site of Ancient Olympia is one of the most popular sites to visit in the Peloponnese. Birthplace to the Olympic Games, and home of the Olympic Flame, Olympia is a site that every visitor to Greece should include in his itinerary.
Join one of the tours below and visit the sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia:
* 1 day private tour from Athens to Olympia (minimum 3 passengers)
* 2 days Argolis (Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus & Olympia)
* 3 days classical tour to Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia & Delphi
* 4 days Classical tour as above & an extra day to visit Meteora
* 4 day Monday’s special classical tour, first night in Nafplion
* 5 day Monday’s special classical tour & Meteora, first night in Nafplion
* Classical tour as above plus 2 days in Kalambaka to explore Meteora – 5 day tour
* 7 day Grand tour of Greece
* To Olympia on the Intercity bus
Ancient Olympia is a UNESCO monument that must be included in everybody’s itinerary.