Excursion to ancient Olympia

Paleros Travel - Excursion - Olympia

Excursion to ancient Olympia

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Start

08:00

End

20:30

Duration

12 hours and 30 minutes

Area

Olympia

Starts at 08.00 am –  Finishes at 20.30 pm

Paleros Travel - Excursion - OlympiaIn 776 BC the Olympic Games first started in Olympia and it is right here that the famous torch is lit at the start of the modern Games. The fascinating excursion to the archaeological digs of Olympia includes a visit to the monumental remains of the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the Gymnasium, and the Stadium. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum and the modern town of Olympia. Enter the famous archeological site of Olympia and marvel at the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the Golden and Ivory statue of Zeus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and the original Stadium and Bouleuterion, unique in history, where once competitors swore an oath to confirm to the rules. Follow your guide and walk a short distance in order to visit the world famous Archeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire, amongst many priceless exhibits, the marble statues of the Temple of Zeus and the unique statue of Hermes, carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles. Afterwards, enjoy a short stop at the town of Mesologgi where free time will be given before returning back to Paleros.

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