Visiting Olympia with the Family
Olympia in Greece is the birthplace of the Olympic Games, where athletes competed against one another thousands of years ago to see who was the strongest, or fastest man in the ancient world. Now, you can visit Olympia with the Family, as well as other key ancient sites in the Peloponnese region of Greece, via joining our two day, fully customized tour starting and ending in Athens.
Visiting Olympia on a tour from Athens, is a fun and exciting excursion for all the family. You will learn about the religious importance of the games, see where the athletes lived and exercised, and discover how warring, rival Greek states enjoyed a truce just to compete in the games. Our family-friendly tour guide will even encourage you to race against each other on a track used thousands of years ago!
A family visit to Olympia is part of a two-day family tour.
Visiting Olympia with the Family – FIRST DAY
The first day starts with a pick-up at your hotel in Athens. You will then leave Athens, and pass through the countryside to reach the first stop of the day, which is at the famous Corinth Canal. If you are lucky, you may see some brave people bungee jumping over the canal itself!
After this stop, the next destination is Mycenae. Set in a beautiful and imposing location, Mycenae was massively influential on ancient Greek culture, and the home of Agamemnon, the King who launched the historical / mythical war against Troy.
After leaving Mycenae, there is a choice to visit another very impressive ancient site called Messene, or the quaintly pretty town of Nafplio.
The day ends at Olympia, where there is an overnight stay.
Visiting Olympia with the Family – SECOND DAY
The second day of the tour, is spent at the site of Olympia itself. Walk among the remains of a vast site thousands of years old, and even challenge each other to a race in the ancient stadium!
Your family-friendly tour guide will make you feel as though you were there all that time ago. After enjoying the site of Olympia, it will be time to leave for Athens.
Once you have returned home from your vacation in Greece, you and your children will remember the tour to Olympia every time you see the Olympic torch, or modern Olympic games on TV. Perhaps it will even inspire your children to become world-class athletes, ready to compete in the Games themselves!
Families should know
- The two day tour to Olympia is fully customized to your requirements
- Try to visit during the week when it is quieter
- Pushchair / stroller access may be limited at some parts of the archaeological sites
- Make sure to take water, and wear hats / sunblock
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