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Day Trip to Ancient Olympia from Kalamata

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    What to Expect
    Our tour will begin from your hotel and in less than two hours, after crossing the valley of river Alpheus, we will be in the Western Peloponnese and specifically in Olympia. During our trip, you will learn everything about Ancient Olympia, which was not a simple city with permanent residents, but a sanctuary of buildings associated with the ancient Olympic Games.

    The history of its foundation began in 776 BC, when three Greek kings, decided to turn the interest of their soldiers to something else other than wars. Sports! But the ethos and the Olympic ideals of the ancient Greeks, the excellent preparation of the organizers and the massive participation of athletes made these Games become the most famous and important event of the ancient world.

    Once you know every detail concerning the monuments you will encounter in the archaeological site, we will take you to the entrance and let you browse at your convenience, as long as you want.

    From the first buildings that you come across, you will be overwhelmed by the energy of athletes who once used them. The ancient gymnasium and the Palaestra, were the places where  athletes used to practice before the games.

    Immediately after, you will find the Workshop of Pheidias, the laboratory in which one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the golden statue of Zeus was created. Leonidaion, was Olympia’s hotel and hosted distinguished guests of the Games from 330B.C.

    You will have the opportunity to admire Vouleuterio, the building in which the Elean Senate, whose members were responsible for the organization of the games was situated. The Temples of Zeus and Hera will leave you speechless with the magnificence of their architecture.

    Entering the ancient stadium through the Crypt, you will feel the agony of the athletes who were taking part in the games in front of thousands of spectators. You will have the opportunity to be photographed at the point where, even today, the lighting of the Olympic Flame takes place.

    But your adventure will not be over yet. The museum of Olympia, one of the largest and most important museums of Greece, will make you feel the pulse of these times, the splendor and magic of the Olympic idea.

    We will wait for you at the exit of the museum and we will take you to the nearest restaurant to relax or optionally to try the excellent Mediterranean cuisine. Before we take our way back, we can  visit modern Olympia with the traditional souvenir shops.

    This experience will be unforgettable.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your hotel or Port of Kalamata (For cruises)
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Driver / guide
    • Transfer by luxurious vehicle
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees (12
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Licensed guide (upon request with extra cost)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Although it was a long trip, the coach was comfortable and had air conditioning. The coach picked us up on time and we arrived at Olympia at the stated time. Our guide was brilliant with his knowledge and sense of humour. The site of Olympia was much larger than I was
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    I can recommend everybody a trip with Pixida Tours because Telia is a fantastic driver, with a great knowledge and a lot of humor. She gives me a fantastic day and i'm sure i will see her again when i going to Kalamata.
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    Response from PixidaTours, driver/tour leader at Day Trip to Ancient Olympia from Kalamata
    Responded 10 Nov. 2018
    Hello Mrs. Yvonne, I was the one with the humor??!!?? You have made all our company and the rest of the group to laugh with your jokes. Please do come back. You are so welcome here!!!! friendly friendly regards!
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    We went to mystras, Sparta, mycene and naphlion. The tours were outstanding and personalized. Telia our guide was very passionate about sharing ancient historie. So, if you stay in the region, book a trip with prixida tours. You are not gonne regrette it!! Thanks Telia !
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    Response from PixidaTours, driver/tour leader at Day Trip to Ancient Olympia from Kalamata
    Responded 1 Jul. 2018
    Good morning dear Mrs. Nancy and Mr. Guy Your passion for history and your thirst for knowledge was amazing. I had a very good time with you and I thank you for that. Your kindness was very much appreciated. Please kindly come back whenever you want. Now you have friends in Greece. Friendly friendly regards.
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    We had have a very nice day with Telia. She told us about the acient places, drove excellent and made us smile with her charming attitude. We recommend everyone to book a day trip with this open-minded local tourist-lady. :) Thanks a lot for getting to know you, Telia.
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    Response from PixidaTours, Ιδιοκτήτης at Day Trip to Ancient Olympia from Kalamata
    Responded 26 Mar. 2018
    My pleasure was all mine my dearest Christin. Hope to see you again! Until then....enjoy!!!! Friendly friendly regards
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    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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