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A day in Ancient Olympia and Seaside – Full Day tour from Athens

12 Hours
  • Mini Van of 9 seats, full air-conditioned
  • 08:00 am from Monastiraki square, Ermou 80 str. / Pick up is available by arrangement if you live in the center of Athens
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • English
  • Light
  • I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the archaeological sites or museums. But you are going to have any detailed information you need, before your entrance in an archaeological site. Also, you will get for free a small Book guide for the site.
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Overview

The archeological site of Olympia is breathtaking and awe-inspiring, I think one of the best archaeological sites we have in Greece. The entrance to the archeological site looks like a passage into space-time. It is a place to be visited, at least once in a lifetime! Olympia was established in Greece as the most important religious and sports center. Here were born the most important games of ancient Greece. Also, museum of Olympia houses few of the most beautiful sculptures of antiquity.

It’s a long trip there, almost 3, 5 hours, but I think worth it, the entire Peloponnese route is gorgeous.

The whole history of the Olympic games is very interesting, but there are also many funny stories about them. Transactions, transfers of athletes, the exclusion of women and many other interests.

After our visit to the archaeological site we will drive 30 minutes away, for swimming and lunch at “Kakovatos” beach.

Highlights

  • • The archeological site of Olympia
  • • "Kakovatos" beach
  • • Landscapes of Peloponnese

Itinerary

1. First stop is the Canal of Corinth, after 1 hour driving. It is a canal that was finally built in 1890, although the idea of its passage already existed from 602 BC.
2. We need 2, 5 hours more for Ancient Olympia. On our way we will pass through villages, olive trees fields and wine yards, the landscape is amazing.
The archeological site of Olympia, one of the largest in the country, gave us one of the richest sets of monuments and works of art, such as Hermes of Praxiteles. Here we will see, in addition to the stadium (45, 000 seats), the temples of Hera and Zeus, the Philippion, the Council house, the laboratory of Feidias and the Museum.
3. After a dip in history, we will go for a dip in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Peloponnese, located near ancient Olympia. There we will also have lunch before our return to Athens.
(Swimming on the beach, concerns the summer months. . . unless you are a winter swimmer)

Includes/Excludes

The Cost Includes

  • • Transportation (I will be your guide and your driver, we will drive from Athens with a minivan of 9 seats, full air conditioned)
  • • Ancient Olympia guided book for the archaeological site
  • • Hotel pick up (if you stay at the central Athens or from the Cruise ships terminals)
  • • Water, sodas

The Cost Excludes

  • • Ticket for the archaeological site of Acropolis (6€/winter time - 12€/summer time)
  • • Lunch

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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  • Mini Van of 9 seats, full air-conditioned
  • 08:00 am from Monastiraki square, Ermou 80 str. / Pick up is available by arrangement if you live in the center of Athens
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • English
  • Light
  • I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the archaeological sites or museums. But you are going to have any detailed information you need, before your entrance in an archaeological site. Also, you will get for free a small Book guide for the site.
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