Private Guided Tour of Ancient Olympia

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Private Guided Tour of Ancient Olympia

From £170.51 per group up to 30

This is a guided walking tour of almost 2.5 hours in the Ancient Olympia. The tour will show you the sacred grove of Zeus with all the religious and auxiliary buildings.

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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk in the oldest sports stadium, home of the Olympic Games
  • Visit the location of the Temple of Zeus, one of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world
  • Explore the place where the Fire of the modern Olympics is lit every 4 years
  • Visit the Site Museum with all the original statues that decorated the Temple of Zeus
Full description
In 776 BC there was already an idea for peace at Olympia sanctuary. Initially the festival started as a local event that has become Panhellenic (all Greeks) in the next centuries. The culmination was reached in the Greek classical period of 5 century B.C. The world of the gods. of the heroes. of myths, and the sacrificial symposia formed the ethos of the ancient Greeks and defined them as a unique moment in the history of humanity. The institution contributed decisively to the unity of the Greeks, equality,  peace, humanism and good competition which are among the characteristics of this period.  The harmony of body and mind evolved through sport and philosphy. The harmony is reflected in the statues of the gods and the myths.  This is a private guided walking tour of almost 2.5 hours in the Ancient Olympia. The tour goes through the sacred grove of Zeus with all the religious and auxiliary buildings.
Includes
  • Guided tour in the site and the museum
  • Museum entry tickets
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    This tour was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy going. Having a guide definitely enhances the experience. Definitely recommend this tour.

    19 September 2020

    María was amazing! She drew such mental pictures that transported us back in time!

    21 October 2019

    Well, they never came for us. We are already waiting for the refund. Other activities with you. Very good.

    1 September 2019

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