Argolida and Ancient Olympia tour itinerary

DAY 1

This castle Bourtzi in Nafplion.

Our tour begins from Athens and on the way to the Peloponnese we will stop at the Corinthian canal and see the site where we can have some coffee & breakfast. After that we head to Ancient Corinth where we will see the museum, the temple of Apollo, the vima from which St. Paul preached to the Corinthians in 52 B.C. and we will also see the Roman Baths. Then we travel to the east of the Peloponnese towards Epidavros where we will see the ancient theatre of Epidavros, the temple of Asklipios and the museum. After that we will go to the town of Nafplion which is one of the finest cities in Greece and was the capital of the country in 1829. We will have lunch in the old town at one of the best tavernas and then we will see Palamidi which is ranked a number one attraction in Nafplion (about 350 years old) and has a breathtaking view of Nafplio and the Argolic gulf. Continuing we go through a big forest of orange trees and we reach Mycenae. There we will see the tomb of Agamemnon and then we head towards the palace of Agamemnon where we will see the Cyclopean walls, the Lion Gate, the tomb of Clytenmnistra and the museum. In the afternoon we leave Mycenae and travel to the west of the Peloponnese towards Ancient Olympia passing through a panoramic village named Lagadia which is surrounded with mountains full of firs. When night falls we will sleep at a very nice hotel in Ancient Olympia.

DAY 2

The next day we will visit the village of ancient Olympia where we will see the ancient stadium, the temple of Hera, the Palestra, Phidias' workshop, the Roman Baths, and two very nice museums. At night we will return to Athens from the west of the Peloponnese accompanied with the view of the Ionian Sea.

The ancient stadium of ancient Olympia. Philippeion, was a circular memorial in limestone and marble.

Tour Highlights

  • Ancient Corinth
  • Mycenae
  • Epidavros
  • Nafplio
  • Ancient Olympia
  • Duration: 2 days 1 night
  • Vehicle: Mercedes sedan
  • Capacity: 4 people + the driver
  • Price: Check Availability

Things to know about this private tour.

What is not included in the price

  • entrance fees to museums & archaeological sites
  • food
  • licensed tour guide on site

Please note that tolls and gas are included in the price.

Entrance fees

  • Ancient Corinth: €6
  • Mycenae: €8
  • Epidavros: €6
  • Nafplio: €3 for castle Palamidi
  • Ancient Olympia: €9 for both the archaeological site and museum

Public Holidays in Greece

Most services and museums in Greece are closed on the following holidays:


  • January 1st
  • March 25th
  • Good Friday
  • Orthodox Easter Sunday
  • May 1st
  • December 25th
  • December 26th

Vehicle

The vehicle you will be riding in is an E-class Mercedes sedan taxi which can comfortably accommodate 4 people + the driver.

If there are more than 4 people in your party, we can accommodate you with a spacious van.

Car seats for infants are available.
Also, we are smoke-free!

Hotels that we recommend.

EUROPA HOTEL

Built on a privileged spot overlooking Ancient Olympia offers an idyllic view of the Arcadian mountains and the paradisiacal valley, which lies between two rivers, the Alpheus and the Cladeus. Due to its location and heritage, Europa hotel promises high standards of hospitality along with exquisite style and aesthetics. Nestled in green surroundings the hotel with its outstanding architecture enhanced by the use of natural stone and wooden elements, bright colors and refined details creates the ideal setting for an unforgettable stay. Enjoy our unrivalled hospitality services in a cozy family environment. Europa is highly rated by state leaders, members of the Olympic Family, famous artists and writers as well as everyday guests, who during their stay at the hotel had the opportunity to experience the renowned Olympian hospitality, in the exact place where Xenios Zeus, the patron deity of hospitality, was worshipped.

For more information please visit www.hoteleuropa.gr

PENSION MARIANNA

Beautiful hotel in Nafplion.

For more information please visit www.hotelmarianna.gr

Restaurants that we recommend.

Savouras

Savouras has been around for more than 20 years. Its considered to be the best seafood restaurant in Nafplion. Fresh fish is brought in daily by fishermen. It is known for its fresh and high quality Greek food. This restaurant is popular so do not be surprised if you find it crowded on the weekends!

For more information please visit www.tripadvisor.com/Savouras

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