Private tour

Athens: Ancient Olympia and Corinth Canal Private Tour

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Activity provider: Ancient Greece Tours
Private tour

Athens: Ancient Olympia and Corinth Canal Private Tour

Activity provider: Ancient Greece Tours

From US$ 349.17 per person

Discover the wonders of Ancient Greece on this private, guided tour. Explore the birthplace of the Olympic Games, learn about Olympia at the Archaeological Museum, visit the impressive Corinth Canal, and enjoy a delicious home cooked Greek meal.

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Duration 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
From the lobby of your hotel or at the entrance of your apartment in Athens.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover the birthplace of the Olympic Games on a private tour
  • Learn about Ancient Olympia at the Archaeological Museum
  • Explore the charming village of Olympia and shop for souvenirs
  • Marvel at the impressive Corinth Canal, an engineering masterpiece
  • Enjoy a delicious and authentic home cooked meal at La Belle Helene
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Athens and heads to the Corinth Canal, also known as the Isthmus Canal. Explore this fascinating example of engineering, which dates back to the 19th century, and learn about its role in the world of Mediterranean trade. Continue onto the Ancient Diolkos, a paved path near the canal which enabled boats to move overland during ancient times. Arrive at the Archaeological Museum next, which houses an impressive collection of Olympia’s artworks and artifacts. Highlights of the museum include the Sculpture from the Temple of Zeus, arguably one of the finest surviving examples of Archaic Greek sculpture, as well as the Winged Victory by Paiongs, the Hermes of Praxiteles, and a model of the reconstructed ancient Olympia site. After the museum, enjoy free time to wander through the picturesque streets of Olympia, mingle with the locals, and shop for handmade souvenirs at the village shops. As you explore, get a sense of local life and learn about modern culture in this ancient location. Finally, enjoy lunch at La Belle Helene (at own expense) and treat your taste buds to an authentic home cooked Greek meal.
  • Fully Private Tour
  • Professional Tour Driver with in-depth knowledge of ancient & modern...
  • English speaking and multi-lingual drivers
  • Hotel/Port pick-up and drop-off service
  • Transportation by private first-class modern vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water & refreshing wipes
  • Fresh handmade Greek biscuits
  • Skip-the-line ticket service (on-request)
  • Admission fees (€12 per person for both the Archeological Site and Museum)
  • Licensed tour guide to accompany guests into the site and museum (additional cost, on request)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (additional cost)
  • Food & Drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

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  •  When booking, please advise if you require a child's seat for traveling
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November 11, 2022

It was an interesting trip with Yannis. He explained everything from ancient Greece to modern Greece. Olympia is a huge place, get comfortable shoes and a hat. I enjoyed the trip. Thanks to Yannis

September 10, 2022

Product ID: 361905