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Day tripping from Athens

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Day tripping from Athens

Is it possible to do a day trip to Olympia from Athens? I would truly love to se this sight. Also is it worth it?

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1. Re: Day tripping from Athens

Hey and welcome zincat007:-) Not an easy day trek..if it was, the tour operators would have hopped on the wagon eons ago to offer it as a day trip (as they do Delphi and Nauplion/Argolis areas).. Is it worth seeing?! Most defintely yes! IMO, it's one of the most spectacular sites in the entire Country! If you rent a car, you can certainly get an early start and overnight it returning to Athens the next day but wouldn't recommend it in one day only! ENjoy!

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2. Re: Day tripping from Athens

If you do decide to hire a car, make it into a 2day excursion, as its about 280 kms either way -

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3. Re: Day tripping from Athens

Thanks much for the insight. In light of the time we have, sounds like doing a marathon just to see Olympia this time might be a bit to much.

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4. Re: Day tripping from Athens

Our pleasure:-) Save it for next time..chances are excellent there will be a 'next'! Keep enjoyin'!

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5. Re: Day tripping from Athens

Agree with LItsa! Having driven around that stretch and back to Athens it is definitely not a day trip.

If you do it 'later' you could include a stopover in Nyphactos(SIC)? which has the most unbelievable fortress and views.The drive over the bridge alone is spectacular.

Take it easy this first time, put down the others for next trip. There will be a next trip trust me!

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6. Re: Day tripping from Athens

LadyDar,

Do you mean Nafpaktos, across the Rio bridge from the Peloponnese?

If so, a great detour for an hour or two on the trek from Athens to Olympia, or a stopover to/from Olympia to Delphi.

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