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Athens: Ancient Olympia and Corinth Canal Private Tour2 Reviews
Discover the wonders of Ancient Greece on this private, guided tour. Explore the birthplace of the Olympic Games, learn about Olympia at the Archaeological Museum, visit the impressive Corinth Canal, and enjoy a delicious home cooked Greek meal.
- Discover the birthplace of the Olympic Games on a private tour
- Learn about Ancient Olympia at the Archaeological Museum
- Explore the charming village of Olympia and shop for souvenirs
- Marvel at the impressive Corinth Canal, an engineering masterpiece
- Enjoy a delicious and authentic home cooked meal at La Belle Helene
DescriptionThe tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Athens and heads to the Corinth Canal, also known as the Isthmus Canal. Explore this fascinating example of engineering, which dates back to the 19th century, and learn about its role in the world of Mediterranean trade. Continue onto the Ancient Diolkos, a paved path near the canal which enabled boats to move overland during ancient times. Arrive at the Archaeological Museum next, which houses an impressive collection of Olympia’s artworks and artifacts. Highlights of the museum include the Sculpture from the Temple of Zeus, arguably one of the finest surviving examples of Archaic Greek sculpture, as well as the Winged Victory by Paiongs, the Hermes of Praxiteles, and a model of the reconstructed ancient Olympia site. After the museum, enjoy free time to wander through the picturesque streets of Olympia, mingle with the locals, and shop for handmade souvenirs at the village shops. As you explore, get a sense of local life and learn about modern culture in this ancient location. Finally, enjoy lunch at La Belle Helene (at own expense) and treat your taste buds to an authentic home cooked Greek meal.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off Private tour Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle Wi-Fi onboard English-speaking driver Handmade candies Refreshment wipes Bottled water Fuel surcharge Parking fees Goods and services tax
- • When booking, please advise if you require a child's seat for traveling