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Site of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC, the UNESCO-listed ruins of Ancient Olympia are one of the archaeological highlights of the Peloponnese. Explore the excellent museum and vast complex to admire the remains of temples and the stadium, hippodrome, wrestling school, and gymnasium where Olympic athletes trained.

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Archea Olimpia, Pyrgos, Elis, Peloponnese, Greece, 270 65
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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Ancient Olympia Plus Honey Farm & Olive Oil Tasting

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Ancient Olympia Plus Honey Farm & Olive Oil Tasting

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If planning a cruise stop in the port of Katakolon, see ancient Olympia in a stress-free way. A private driver takes you from the sleepy fishing village to the celebrated home of the Olympic Games, where you can run the ancient track and see where the Olympic flame is lit to kick off the modern games. Plus, go beyond the region's main attraction with a delicious stop at a family farm to sample honey, olive oil, jams, and Greek wine.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.74
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$139.74
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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia and Archeological Site

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia and Archeological Site

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Make the most of your time in Katakolon port with this private, half-day shore excursion to Olympia. The sanctuary of Ancient Greece and the site of the classical Olympic Games, Olympia is one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites. With your own personal guide, you’ll check off highlights such as the Temple of Zeus, the Bouleuterion and, of course, the original Olympic stadium. You’ll also have ample free time to explore modern Olympia or visit the Museum of the Olympic Games.
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  • 4 hours
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$332.72
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$332.72
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Olympia - Half day Tour

Olympia - Half day Tour

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This Olympia half-day tour is perfect for travelers with limited time. After a convenient pickup from Katakolon Port, you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle between dispersed sites. Enjoy live commentary along the way to learn more about the city’s highlights. You’ll see the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Zeus Temple, and rare museum artifacts such as Hermes of Praxiteles. Another highlight is visiting Kilo’s honey farm for a tasting, and enjoying the pristine Saint Andrew Beach.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.21
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$310.21
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Olympia - Private Half Day Tour with Mini Bus

Olympia - Private Half Day Tour with Mini Bus

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Spend your day at the port exploring the birthplace of the Olympic Games with this full-day, tour to Olympia that includes food tastings and skip-the-line entry to the Olympia museum. Get picked up at the pier and set off to visit a honey farm in the countryside. Enjoy lunch and a swim at the beach in warmer months. Then, explore ancient artifacts in the Olympia museum independently before being dropped off back at your port.
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$494.04
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$494.04
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Private Tour of Ancient Olympia & Isthmus Canal From Athens

Private Tour of Ancient Olympia & Isthmus Canal From Athens

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Explore the place which gave the world the Olympic games on this private tour with a driver/guide who speaks English with native fluency. Travel direct from your Athens hotel or the port, with onboard Wi-Fi to help you stay connected. See the Corinth Canal, Ancient Olympia, and the Philippeion, built by Alexander the Great, and explore all three of the Olympia site museums. Tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$315.38
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$315.38
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3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

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Explore the rich history of Classical Greece on a 3-day tour departing from Athens. Led by an expert guide, see UNESCO-listed sites such as the Olympia archaeological site and discover the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Venture out on daytime excursions to Olympia, Delphi, and Epidaurus with your historian guide before enjoying your evenings in relaxed, 4-star accommodations.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$386.04
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$386.04
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Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion

Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion

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Rather than waiting for hours in line at the ancient ruins of Olympia, skip the lines and explore the site in the way you want on this private shore excursion. After a sightseeing tour around the nearby seaside village of Katakolon, arrive at Olympia and take in the ruins of ancient monuments like the Temple of Zeus – not to mention the stadium that was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$494.04
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$494.04
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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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Delve into Greece’s rich history on this 4-day tour from Athens. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi; and pay a visit to Meteora to explore its spectacular rocktop monasteries. Take a guided walking tour at each site to learn about its past, and visit other top sights, such as the Corinth Canal. Overnight accommodation in 4-star hotels, breakfasts, dinners, and coach transport are included. Including a trip to medieval Meteora, this unique ancient Greece tour is great for all history buffs.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$573.31
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$573.31
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Olympia Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Glasses

Olympia Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Glasses

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The Virtual Reality glasses will make you feel like you are transported back to Ancient Olympia. Small and interesting stories will start automatically as you approach every monument. You will visit every monument at your own pace. A virtual map will help you find your current location and the location of every monument. This is perfect also for families. Kids love the experience and it is a great way to learn about Ancient Olympia.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.02
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$31.02

Private Olympia tour (4.5 hours)

Private Olympia tour (4.5 hours)

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Departing from the port with your private vehicle and driver you will travel through the rich countryside to Olympia, where you will embark a guided tour of the archaeological site and museum. In the archeological site, among several other remains of important buildings, you will see the gymnasium and the palaestra, the round Philipeion, the workshop of Phidias where the gold and ivory statue of Zeus was built, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the altar where the Olympic torch is being lit in the modern days and the ancient Olympic stadium. In the archeological museum are housed finds things were excavated from the archeological site. Bronze and clay offerings, armor, vases, the tools and cup of Phidias, the gorgeous Hermes by Praxiteles, the Nike by Paeonios and the very impressive classical statues from the pediments of the temple of Zeus etc. After all that you can have a short break in the modern town of Olympia for coffee or shopping and then you will be returned back to the port.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.70
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$321.70
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4-Day Greece Highlights Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora
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4-Day Greece Highlights Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora

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Experience the myths and glory of classical Greece on this unforgettable 4-day adventure from Athens. Visit five UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Ancient Olympia, Delphi, and the cliff-top monasteries of Meteora. Walk among temples to the Greek gods, admire excavated statues at archaeological museums, and soak up some of the most spectacular scenery in Greece. The tour includes all transportation, breakfast and dinner each day, entrance fees, and your choice of 3- or 4-star overnight accommodation.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$623.87
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$623.87
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Private Tour:Olympia Museum & Archaeological Site from Katakolon Port

Private Tour:Olympia Museum & Archaeological Site from Katakolon Port

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Experience the birthplace of the Olympics on this half-day private excursion. After a convenient port pickup, cruise through the Peloponnesian countryside and admire vineyards, olive groves, and the region’s gorgeous coastline. Learn about the ancient Olympic archaeological site from an informative guide as you explore the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Gymnasium, Stadium, and Archaeological Museum of Olympia.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$569.87
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$569.87
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3-Day Classic Greece Private Tour with Four-Star Hotels

3-Day Classic Greece Private Tour with Four-Star Hotels

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Visit four UNESCO-listed Greece highlights without the inconveniences of traveling alone or shared touring on this private 3-day private experience from Athens. Settle into a private vehicle for Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi; and enjoy 4-star hotels each night. Plus, choose to self-guide or hire local guides (own expense) as you please. Ideal for couples, families, and friends wanting a personalized and comfortable overview of Greece’s classical and Byzantine treasures.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,029.44
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$1,029.44
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7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia

7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia

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Spend seven days in Greece and get an introduction to the country’s classical sites with this grand tour from Athens. Relieve the glory of Ancient Greece with visits to Olympia, Meteora, Delphi, Lefkadia and Thessaloniki. This experience includes round-trip transport, selected meals, the services of a professional guide, six nights of accommodation and entrance fees to all the major museums and archaeological sites.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,217.86
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$1,217.86

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Premium Skip-the-Lines Olympia & Free Olive Oil Tasting Tour

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Premium Skip-the-Lines Olympia & Free Olive Oil Tasting Tour

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While your ship is in Katakolon, explore one of Greece’s important antiquities—Olympia—without transport worries or long waits. This private skip-the-line shore excursion lets you bypass any lines and stroll the ruined stadium, archway, and track—where the ancient Olympic games were held—before exploring the nearby Archaeological Museum. Before your return, enjoy an olive oil tasting and learn how the ancients considered it vital to strength and youth.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.21
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$157.21
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Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion (4 seated car)

Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion (4 seated car)

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Explore Katakolon and Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and skip the long queues on this privately-guided excursion. Take in the stunning Grecian coastline, and walk roads once frequented by classical-era athletes and statesmen. Choose between a trip to a local honey producer - topped off by delicious pancakes with homemade honey - or take a guided tour of an olive farm followed by a cooling beach swim.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.21
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$310.21
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Classical Greece 3-Day Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi from Athens

Classical Greece 3-Day Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi from Athens

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Discover Greece’s major classical antiquities on a 3-day tour from Athens by air-conditioned bus. Visit the Peloponnese to see Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Olympia, and after a night in Olympia, cross the Gulf of Corinth for Delphi. After overnight here, tour the world-famous Delphi site, once considered the center of the world, before a visit to Delphi Museum. Two nights’ 3- or 4-star accommodation, daily breakfast and dinner, entrance fees, and air-conditioned transport included.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$412.46
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$412.46
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4 hour Katakolon shore excursion (Olympia - Winery - Beach)

4 hour Katakolon shore excursion (Olympia - Winery - Beach)

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If you’ve only got a day in Katakolon, this Shore Excursion is a great choice. You won’t waste time organizing transport as port pickup and drop-off is included. Enjoy the convenience of having a full itinerary planned out for you and a guarantee to skip-the-line at attractions. You’ll see the Olympia site and museum, a winery, and St. Andrew Beach.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.21
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$310.21
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Private Tour: Olympia and Pyrgos Town from Katakolon Port

Private Tour: Olympia and Pyrgos Town from Katakolon Port

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Maximize your limited time on dry land with a private 4-hour tour of the Peloponnese Coast. Private transportation picks you up from the Port of Katakolon at your chosen time. Travel comfortably along the scenic coast to Olympia, where you enjoy a guided visit and free time to explore. Stop at the nearby archeology museum, then take a tour of the 17th-century city of Pyrgos. Return to the port with time to spare before you disembark.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.61
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$575.61
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Private local tour of the archaeological site and museum of Olympia

Private local tour of the archaeological site and museum of Olympia

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Once in Olympia, the highlights to visit are the Archeological Museum also called the New Museum and the Archeological site. In the archeological site, among several other remains of important buildings, you will see the gymnasium and the palaestra, the round Philipeion, the workshop of Phidias where the gold and ivory statue of Zeus was built, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the altar where the Olympic torch is being lit in the modern days and the ancient Olympic stadium. In the archeological museum are housed all finds that were excavated from the archeological site. Bronze and clay offerings (tripods and figurines), armor, vases, the tools and cup from Phidias's workshop, the gorgeous Hermes by Praxiteles, the Nike by Paeonios and the very impressive and very well preserved classical statues from the pediments of the temple of Zeus etc.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.62
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$179.62
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Olympia and Kourouta Beach Escape

Olympia and Kourouta Beach Escape

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Take a break from the cruise ship crowds on a private tour to Olympia and Kourouta Beach. The excursion is a great option for history buffs, beach bums, and families alike. Private transportation whisks you away from the port and delivers you to Olympia, where you can explore the UNESCO listed archaeological site at your own pace. Then enjoy a full two-hours to enjoy the sun and surf at Kourouta Beach.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.13
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$192.13
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Katakolon 7hour tour : Olympia-Honey Farm-Winery-Beach

Katakolon 7hour tour : Olympia-Honey Farm-Winery-Beach

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This tour is ideal for travellers who come to Katakolon Port and have got ample time to learn about the Greek history, taste local products and relax at the beach. Visiting the birthplace of the Olympic Games is a once in a lifetime experience. At the Honey Farm not only will you experience the Greek rural life but also the Greek hospitality . Having the chance to taste local products like honey, wine and olive oil will make your excursion memorable. Wrap up your tour with a swim in the clear blue water of the Ionian sea .
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$595.49
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$595.49
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Small group local tour of Olympia (site only)

Small group local tour of Olympia (site only)

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This tour is designed to serve the several individual travelers who will be visiting Olympia between July 1st and September 30th. This tour is available either in English or in French. It won't be a bilingual tour but we will be using different guides each time for each language from the hand picked team of qualified guides that we work with. Our goal is to offer you a complete historical experience off-the-beaten track. The tour is designed for those of you that want to have an insight of the history and masterpieces of Olympia that only a licensed tour guide can present to you the best way, on a value for money tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.30
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$22.30

2 or 3-Day Private Tour: Ancient Olympia, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion

2 or 3-Day Private Tour: Ancient Olympia, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion

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Visit five of Greece’s Peloponnese signature sights without using buses or cabs on this 2-day private tour from Athens. Explore ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Corinth, and Mycenae; and visit Venetian-built Nafplion—traveling to all of them by deluxe private sedan or minivan. Overnight 5-star accommodation is included, as are options to arrange guides and extend your trip to three days. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$720.38
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$720.38
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ancient Olympia can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ancient Olympia costs USD 13.78. Guided Ancient Olympia tours start around USD 13.78 per person.
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