4 ½ hrs
Olympia - Ancient Olympia
About The Tour
Ancient Olympia is not just another ancient city in Greece but the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Take the opportunity to enjoy this powerful tour around the area’s breathtaking scenery and exquisite beauty.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.
During this trip, you will have an insight of Ancient Olympia, which was not an ordinary city with permanent residents, but a sanctuary of buildings and temples dedicated to the Gods who were protecting the Olympic Games.
Our fully air-conditioned coach will drop you off at the parking lot about 400m away from the Archaeological Site. Your guide will lead you to the Site of the greatest archaeological interest, excavated in the XIX century by a German team of experts. Olympia, according to the legend, was built at the king of the gods’ will, Zeus, to promote the cult among the Greeks. You will admire the Site which includes the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, the Gymnasium, the Hippodrome and the imposing Olympic Stadium, where the early Games were held, designed to hold up to 40.000 spectators.
Afterwards you can pay a short guided tour to the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia. It is without any doubt one of the largest and most important museums in Greece. You will feel the pulse of these ancient times, the splendor and magic of the Olympic idea.
Ending the guided tour you will have free time in the city of modern Olympia, full of traditional souvenir shops. You can also relax in one of the nearby cafeterias or even pay a visit to one the Greek taverns tasting the excellent Mediterranean cuisine.
Leaving the ancient city of Olympia behind you, you will board back on your coach for your return trip.
- Classical Temple of Zeus
- Temple of Hera
- Ancient stadium of Olympia
- Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia
- Olympic flame
- Marble statue of Nike by Paeonios
- Marble statue of Hermes by Praxiteles
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperature can reach over 86˚F (30˚C during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Last Minute Reservations: We do accept reservations up to 48hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservation. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) are available upon request!
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
At GeoTravel our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients.
Our staff and partners are informed and trained in accordance with the guidelines set by Greece’s public health organization (EODY) to meticulously maintain the last hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
Our staff always uses personal protective equipment (face masks, shields and optional gloves) and the temperature is monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for our clients.
All our vehicles are regularly sanitized and all seats, armrest, sidewalls, overhead bins are intensively cleaned and disinfected between use.
In addition, hand sanitizers are available to travelers and staff before entering the office or the vehicle.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a whisper audio system (for an extra charge) is recommended to be used by all the travelers and the staff in order to keep social distance guidelines.
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.