Excursion to Olympia Archeological Site from Zante

Zante, Greece
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The birthplace of the Olympic Games is just a short hop across the Ionian Sea on mainland Greece. Catch the ferry over from Zante and head to ancient Olympia for a journey through the centuries. You'll also visit the fascinating Archaeological Museum. Konstantina, one of our guides, says, ‘Olympia has been standing there for more than 2,500 years, still inspiring as a must-stop on the way to a personal Odyssey. To wander around its ruins and to feel the connection with the past is a special feeling.'After docking at Kyllini, we'll drive through the ‘garden of Greece' – fields of tomatoes, melons and cotton – to one of the most important sanctuaries of antiquity. Alongside a licenced Olympia guide and our own local expert, you'll discover where the Olympic Games began in the 8th century BC. See the remains of the stadium where 45,000 spectators cheered on their favourite athletes, including the finishing line and waterside gym. What's more, you'll share the use of an iPad to bring to life the ruins and see how they once looked.You'll also see the ruins of the Temple of Hera, where the Olympic flame was first lit, and of the Temple of Zeus. It was here that the statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood. Afterwards, head to the superb Archaeological Museum to see its collection of statues and bronzes. Finally, head into Olympia town, where you'll have time for lunch and a poke around the souvenir shops.

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Important info

  • Entrance fees not included
  • Not suitable for younger children or guests with reduced mobility
  • Bring sunblock and a bottle of water
  • You'll be joined by one of our local experts for the duration of the tour, however during your visit to the Olympia site and museum, a licenced guide will accompany you
  • Bring your passport or official EU identification
  • Bring a hat
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Food and drinks not included
  • English-speaking guide for all nationalities
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Enjoy a day trip to mainland Greece to visit the archaeological site of Olympia. Wander around the site of the ancient Olympics, seeing the ruins of the stadium. See illustrations on an iPad that bring to life how ancient Olympia looked like. Discover the Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time in the town of Olympia. Expert licenced guide and local expert with an unrivalled knowledge of Olympia and its legends

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