• Corinth canal-Olympia
We start our tour, driving on the Athens - Corinth National Road, having on our left the Saronic Gulf and the island of Salamis, where in 480 BC the famous battle of Salamis took place.
After about an hour, we make our first stop at the Corinth Canal. There, we will admire and take pictures of the magnificent Canal, which connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf ( pict 1 )
Leaving the Corinth Canal behind us, we will drive the greatest distance of our trip on a new highway. A smaller part of the route will take place via a coastal road in Eastern Peloponnese. At the end of our trip, we will reach Ancient Olympia.
The historic and famous city of Ancient Olympia is located on the west side of the Peloponnese. It is, of course, the city which gave birth to the Olympic Games in 776 BC.
At the archaeological site, you will admire the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera (Heraion), the Palaestra, the Gymnasium, the Ancient Stadium, the Zanes, the workshop of the famous sculptor Phidias, the circular Philippeion and many more ( pict 2 - 11 ). The museum is situated in the same location, where, among many exhibits, you will see the famous statue of Hermes of Praxiteles ( pict 12, 13, 14, 15 ).
The Museum of the Olympic Games is situated just a few meters away.
After finishing your visit, you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After some rest and a cup of coffee, we will depart for Athens, returning to the place where we started our tour.
NOTE: Olympia is part of many multi day tours, which are recommended to those who have more than one day at their disposal.
Duration :12 hours approx
Price: 400 €      (Charge applies per car and not per person)