Olympia Tour Short Description:
The Peloponnese has a wealth of attractions to be visited, and one of the most important is Ancient Olympia. This archaeological site dates back thousands of years, and was the home of the very first Olympic Games. During this day trip from the beautiful town of Nafplion, we will show you around the site explaining how it functioned as a sanctuary, how athletes trained and competed against each other, and its connection with Greek Mythology and the stories from the Percy Jackson saga.
What to expect:
This private Percy Jackson Olympia tour begins when our guide meets you at your hotel in Nafplion. From there, you will be driven in a luxury vehicle to Olympia, located on the west coast of the Peloponnese. During the journey, our guide will explain what is in store for you, point out places of interest, and share some stories from Greek mythology.
Once you have arrived at Olympia, our guide will start to lead you through the site. You will soon appreciate how important Olympia must have been for the ancient Greeks who made pilgrimages here from all over the country to train and compete against one another. The city states even held truces during the time of the Olympics so that competitors and spectators could travel safely to and from the event!
In addition to the fascinating history connected with the site, there are also many myths and legends our guide will share with you. Of course, there’s a Percy Jackson side to the story too, and you’ll be shown the places where Percy and his companions challenged Nike. We’ll also make sure you know the real version of the Greek Myths that the Percy Jackson books took their inspiration from!
During this tour, you can expect to visit all the main areas of the archaeological site, including the museum, the temple of Zeus, and the ancient stadium. As you enter through the vaulted tunnel to the stadium of Olympia, you will feel a sense of wonder just like those first athletes would have done. You will even have the chance to race each other on the running track, providing the ultimate photo opportunity of your trip to Olympia!
Why book Olympia Tour:
- A unique way to visit Ancient Olympia
- The ideal day trip for Percy Jackson and Olympic fans
- Learn about the history of Olympia and the original Olympic Games
- Hear myths and legends associated with Olympia and beyond
- Visit the site of Olympia and museum with an expert local licensed guide
- Enjoy wonderful photo opportunities
Inclusions / Exclusions:
- Friendly, fully licensed expert guide
- Guided tour of the archaeological site of Olympia and museum
- All taxes and VAT
- Snacks and drinks
- Entrance fees to the site
Are you interested in finding out more about our Percy Jackson Tours in Greece? Take a look through our ‘Tours’ tab, or contact our team directly. In addition to our set tours, we also offer bespoke tour itineraries and vacation packages tailored to your specific interests.
Note: The Percy Jackson tour to Greece and its promotion are not sponsored by Rick Riordan or Disney*Hyperion and they specifically disclaim any legal obligations or responsibilities for the tour.
The Museum of Olympia
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