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Private Tour of Ancient Olympia & Isthmus Canal From Athens!

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Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece

Visit the Isthmus Canal, one of the most important projects and 19th century engineering masterpieces, playing a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece

Temple of Zeus: Dedicated to the god Zeus the Doric temple built in the second quarter of the 5th century BCE was the very model of the fully developed classical Greek temple of the Doric order.
Temple of Hera: Known as Heraion this ancient Archaic Greek temple was dedicated to Hera, queen of the Greek gods. The temple was built in approximately 590 BCE. In modern times the torch of the Olympic flame is lit in its ruins by the god Apollo.
The Hippodrome and later Stadium: The Hippodrome was a wide flat open area where the starting and finishing line was defined by a pole. Horse and chariot races took place here.
The Palaestra: Built in the 3rd century BC as part of the gymnasium complex it was used to practice boxing, wrestling and jumping.
The Workshop of Pheidias: This is where the great sculptor crafted the gigantic chryselephantine statue of Zeus listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Φιλιππείο, Olympia 270 65, Greece

Philippeion: The only circular building inside the Altis. One of the finest examples of ancient Greek architecture, it was dedicated to Zeus by Philip II of Macedonia after his victory at Chaironeia in 338 BCE. The monument was completed by his son Alexander the Great.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Olympia 27 065 Greece

The Archeological Museum of Olympia: Exhibits incredible artifacts from the site.
Statue of Zeus: A giant seated figure about 13 m tall. The huge ivory and gold statue was bigger even than that of Athena in the Parthenon.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum of the Olympic Games, Olympia Greece

The Museum of the History of the Olympic Games in Antiquity: Since 2004 a new museum is in operation. The museum was based on the collection of Georgios Papastefanou who was the first to believe in the possibility of spreading the Olympic Idea and Education through a museum.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Archimedes Museum, Praksiteli Kondili 9, Olympia 270 65 Greece

The museum of Archimedes (Mathematician) regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. A unique museum in the center of ancient Olympia dedicated to the "Greatest Mind" of all time. Visitors will have the opportunity to see replicas of his inventions and to interact with them.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient Olympia, Πραξιτέλη Κονδύλη, Archea Olimpia 270 65, Greece

Olympia village: In the western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. You will be amazed by the serenic feel that this village creates.
"La Belle Helene enjoying delicious authentic Greek home cooked meals.
Stroll amongst the village shops.

Duration: 2 hours
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I have 2 mythology mad sons aged 7 & 9. I wanted to see the ancient sites with them and my mother. Tas suggested sites and hotels and organised a 3 day tour of Athens, Corinth and Olympia that kept all engaged and happy. Tas...More

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