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Excursion 'EXCAVATIONS OF OLYMPIA AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM'

Description

A journey back in time to the ancient, sacred city of Olympia for you to relive its history and appreciate its priceless archaeological treasures.



What we will see
  • Olympia and its archaeological excavations
  • Archaeological Museum of Olympia


What we will do
  • We will leave the port behind us to discover ancient Olympia, the sacred city of the Peloponnese, which stands at the foot of the gentle slopes of Mount Kronian. You'll find it hard not to be moved by such an impressive place. We will tour the excavations, begun by the Germans in 1875 and as yet ongoing, where we will be able to admire the sanctuary which housed a wonderful complex of monuments within the sacred enclosure (Altis), including the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera (where the Olympic torch-lighting ceremony is held), the Gymnasium, the Palestra and the Stadium. The temple dedicated to Zeus is the most famous: it contained the statue of the deity by Phaedias, considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
  • Let's continue our itinerary to admire one of the most beautiful collections in Greece, preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. We will marvel at the finds from Ancient Greece, at the splendid metopes from the Temple of Zeus and the Nike of Peonius, to end in style with the splendid statue of Hermes with Dionysus, the masterpiece by Praxiteles discovered in the Temple of Hera.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 65.00
Child (3-13 old) € 48.75
Length 4 hours approximately
Level Moderate Moderate
Type Cultural Cultural
 
What you need to know
  • Large backpacks are not allowed inside the museum or the archaeological site.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
  • The excursion involves walking for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, it is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Due to works in progress in the car park of the Olympia archaeological site, the bus stop is about 400 m from the entrance to the site (a 5 minute walk approximately).