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

ANCIENT OLYMPIA & ARGOLIDA TOUR

Duration: 2 days 1 night

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1


  • Starting Point

    We will pick you up from the port, airport or your hotel and start our tour.

  • Corinth Canal

  • Ancient Corinth

  • Temple of Apollo

  • Lechaion Road

  • The Bema

    This is where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.

  • Ancient Theater of Epidavros

  • The Sanctuary of Asklepios

  • Nafplio

  • Castle Palamidi

  • Ancient Mycenae

  • Tomb of Agamemnon

  • Lion Gate

  • Cyclopean Walls

  • Town of Lagadia

  • End of DAY 1

    Towards the end of the day we’ll reach ancient Olympia where we rest for the night.

DAY 2


  • Ancient Olympia

  • Temple of Ηera

  • Bouleuterion

  • Ancient Stadium

  • Palaestra

  • Workshop of Phidias

  • The Philippeion

  • End of Tour

    Towards the end of the day we’ll start heading back to Athens.

Important information about your private tour

INCLUDED

  • Tolls
  • Gas
  • Parking Fees
  • Luxury Vehicle
  • Licensed Tour Driver**

EXCLUDED

  • Entrance Fees
  • Food & Drinks
  • Licensed Tour Guide**
  • Hotel Accommodation
Disclaimer:
**Please note that all our licensed tour drivers are fully knowledgeable of the history of each monument in your tour's itinerary. However, by law licensed tour drivers are forbidden to enter any archaeological site and conduct tours. Only licensed tour guides are allowed to conduct guided tours on the archaeological site itself. Upon your request, a licensed tour guide can be booked for you at the archaeological site of your choice at an extra cost.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

DAY 1

Our tour begins from Athens and on the way to the Peloponnese we will stop at the Corinth 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 Theater of Epidavros, the Temple of Asklepios 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 castle Palamidi which is a number one attraction in Nafplio (about 350 years old) and has a breathtaking view of town 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.

DAY 2

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.