Ancient Olympia Greece

2-Days Tour From Athens To Ancient Olympia & Corinth Canal

Olympia: Discover Ancient Wonders

Embark on a 2-day private tour to Olympia in Greece for an immersive cultural experience. Witness the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization and delve into the rich history of an iconic site. Explore the beauty that surrounds you and let the ancient stories come to life before your eyes.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of these iconic site and witness the beauty and grandeur of ancient Greek civilization. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore one of the most renowned destinations in just 48 hours!

Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
Destinations: Delphi – Ancient Olympia
Region: Central Greece, Peloponnese Elis (Ilia)
Accommodation: 1 nights in Olympia
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year old
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Itinerary Of 2-Days Tour From Athens To Ancient Olympia & Corinth Canal

Athens, Corinth canal, Ancient Olympia, Athens

  • Exploring the birthplace of the first Olympic Games in the world.
  • The famous Corinth Canal offers a breathtaking view.
  • Journeying through the scenic countryside of the Peloponnese peninsula with an experienced and skilled English-speaking tour driver enhances the travel experience.
  • A two-day private tour through modern and ancient myths of Greece would be a captivating journey.

Delve into the rich tapestry of Greek mythology, exploring iconic sites like ancient Olympia and learning about ancient gods and heroes. Witness the blending of contemporary Greek culture with its mythical past, creating a unique and immersive experience that unveils the enduring influence of these tales on modern society.

Unique Experience at Corinth Canal: Embarking on a journey to the Corinth Canal and Ancient Olympia promises a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Witnessing the grandeur of the Corinth Canal’s engineering marvel and exploring the rich history of Ancient Olympia offer an unparalleled blend of natural beauty and historical significance.

Olympia; Known as the birthplace of the iconic Olympic Games.

Crafted for those yearning to delve into the grandeur of this historic city, immersing themselves in the spirit that has inspired nations and athletes for centuries. The birthplace of the Olympic Games offers a unique experience with its historic olive orchards, olive oil production, and picturesque vineyards. The serene landscape showcases the rich heritage and tradition of the region, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the timeless beauty and cultural significance of these renowned agricultural practices.

Greece’s allure extends beyond its famous islands and Athens. Destinations like Corinth and Olympia hold global renown for their significant contributions to the Olympic games. These historic sites offer a deeper understanding of Greece’s cultural and sporting heritage.

Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal Greece
Corinth Canal Greece

Enjoy a Scenic Drive from Athens to Corinth Canal

The scenic drive from Olympia to Corinth canal promises a delightful journey with breathtaking views along the coastal road.

Unique Engineering Feat

The Isthmus of Corinth and Corinth Canal are key features on our tour. The man-made canal links the Gulf of Corinth and Saronic Gulf, spanning 6.4 kilometers. The canal’s construction played a crucial role in connecting the Aegean and Ionian seas, facilitating maritime trade.

Get ready now to dive into an exciting adventure exploring the history and current state of the Olympic Games, as we transport you to the origin of this legendary event.


Ancient Olympia Greece
Ancient Olympia Greece

Olympia; The place of great honor and praise of ancient Greece

Get ready for an exciting adventure delving into the history of the Olympic Games, starting from their origins in Olympia. Explore the birthplace of this iconic event, where the Games were first established and held every four years. The original race track calls out to the daring souls looking for a challenge. Connect with the spiritual essence of Zeus at the sacred sanctuary and delve into the rich history of the Olympics at the museum, where a diverse collection of artifacts will walk you through the transformation of these ancient Games into their present-day iterations. Wrap up your visit with a satisfying lunch following your exploration of the captivating ancient Olympia.

While journeying back to Athens along the scenic Saronic Gulf, you will make a brief pause at the Corinth Canal, which unites the western and eastern regions of Greece, as well as the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture some unforgettable photos.

Return to Athens

As you drive back to Athens on the highway, you’ll come across the town of Sparta. This town is famous from ancient Greek myths, stories like the 300 Spartans, and King Leonidas. Sparta used to be a strong city-state in ancient Greece and it’s also well known for the legendary battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

Returning to your hotel or cruise ship in the late afternoon after exploring Peloponnese’s wonders gives you the perfect opportunity to unwind. This time allows you to reflect on the day’s adventures and recharge for the evening. Whether you choose to relax in your room, enjoy a leisurely dinner, or take a stroll by the waterfront, this peaceful moment is the ideal way to end your day of exploration.


Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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