Kalamata, Tour Ancient Olympia, Every Friday
This trip takes you north to the site of Ancient Olympia, home to the first Olympic Games nearly 3,000 years ago. Enjoy the beautiful location and soak up the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity as you wander among the ruined temples and buildings. Your guide explains to you all of the magnificent history and the stories and details behind the things that you discover. Take a visit to the museum which displays some wonderful artefacts dedicated to the ancient gods over the centuries that the games were held and this includes the famous statues of Hermes and Apollo.
Your journey to Olympia takes you through some beautiful countryside to the west coast of the Peloponnese where you will then head north along a picturesque coastal road passing places of interest along the route and through areas steeped in history.
Ancient Olympia is probably up there as one of the most famous sites in the world - it’s the birth place of the Olympic Games which were originally held every four years to honour the god Zeus.
On this exciting trip you get to experience, the Birth place of the Olympic Games 3000 years ago, the temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the site where the eternal flame is lit and travels from, for the modern Olympic Games.
On arrival at the site you are introduced to your site guide who shows you around the ancient site and to visit the museum. While you are there you visit the ancient stadium where to this day you can still run the 200 meters, temperatures allowing.
After the guided tour you have some free time in which you may choose to have lunch or visit the modern town for souvenir shopping.
Recommended: Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat
Availability: Not available
An escort who throughout the journey will provide information about the surrounding area, points of interest and local history
A guide for the site and museum
Site & Museum entrance fee of 9 Euro