The Palestra in ancient Olympia. This was the ancient Greek wrestling school.

The Argolida & Ancient Olympia Tour


Our tour begins from Athens and on the way to the Peloponnese we will stop at the Corinthian canal and see the site where we can have some coffee & breakfast. After that we head to Ancient Corinth where we will see the museum, the temple of Apollo, the vima from which St. Paul preached to the Corinthians in 52 B.C. and we will also see the Roman Baths. Then we travel to the east of the Peloponnese towards Epidavros where we will see the ancient theatre of Epidavros, the temple of Asklipios and the museum. After that we will go to the town of Nafplion which is one of the finest cities in Greece and was the capital of the country in 1829. We will have lunch in the old town at one of the best tavernas and then we will see Palamidi which is ranked a number one attraction in Nafplion (about 350 years old) and has a breathtaking view of Nafplio and the Argolic gulf. Continuing we go through a big forest of orange trees and we reach Mycenae. There we will see the tomb of Agamemnon and then we head towards the palace of Agamemnon where we will see the Cyclopean walls, the Lion Gate, the tomb of Clytenmnistra and the museum. In the afternoon we leave Mycenae and travel to the west of the Peloponnese towards Ancient Olympia passing through a panoramic village named Lagadia which is surrounded with mountains full of firs. When night falls we will sleep at a very nice hotel in Ancient Olympia.


The next day we will visit the village of ancient Olympia where we will see the ancient stadium, the temple of Hera, the Palestra, Phidias' workshop, the Roman Baths, and two very nice museums. At night we will return to Athens from the west of the Peloponnese accompanied with the view of the Ionian Sea.