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DayTour:Ancient Olympia/Sparta,Mycenae,Kaiadas,Apollo Temple


Athens
14 Hours
up to 7 people
English ( Native ), Greek ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

In this amazing full day tour you will see the most beautiful sights and scenery.On our way I will give you a lot of information about history, mythology and culture.We will have the opportunity to visit some of the most majestic archaelogical sites of Greece,such as Ancient Olympia, cave of Kaiadas, Temple of Epicurian Apollo, Ancient Sparta and Mycenae.I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. You are welcome to inform us on any special requests you have.

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Itinerary

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  • Ancient Olympia

    Visitors will have the opportunity to see up close the site of the Ancient "Sacred Forrest" which was the name of Ancient Olympia. Built on the North riverbank of Alfeios, it consists one of the greatests World Heritage sites (UNESCO), as well as an icredible natural landscape that evolved to the biggest religious sanctuary of the Ancient World. Like Time Travellers, we are magically transported to the site where the Olympic Games were held, the most important national event of Greeks, which according to tradition and myths began long before 776 B.C. (the official starting date/point) from Pelopa who won in a race track the King of Pissa, Enomao. Older indications of human presence in Ancient Olympia, were discovered the 4rth millenium B.C. to reach its peak period the 5fth century B.C. during which, politics, philosophers and artists were gathered to spread their ideas. We will visit the Zeus Temple where the 12 meter high, Golden and Ivory Statue of Zeus was exposed (one of the 7 Wonders of the World) we will see the Philippeio: the unique circular construction, a gift to Zeus from the Great Alexander's father (the King Philippos the Second) a temple which was completed by Great Alexander himself. We'll also visit the Ancient Olympic Stadium,the Palaestras (the Athelic Field where wrestlers fight) Hera's Temple, Ancient Olympia's Museum, the recunstructions of the Romans who allowed the conduct of the Games without interruption until they ceased in 393 AC. by the edict of Theodosius I, Emperor of Byzantium.

  • Ancient Sparta

    It was a pit or underground cavern at Sparta, into which state-prisoners or their corpses were thrown. We are going to see its majestic landscape and do a peregrination.

  • Ancient Sparta

    We visit the ancient city of Sparta, where we will see its Acropolis, its ancient Theater and some Roman-era houses. Ancient Sparta was built on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, southeast of the Peloponnese, and became known as a political-military force in Greece at the beginning of the Archaic period (800 BC to 479 BC) to reach its decline after its victory in the Peloponnesian War over Athens and its allies, where it imposed until 371 BC. her hegemony. That was the year when Sparta was defeated by the Thebans. In 362 BC it completely lost its power, along with the rise of the Kingdom of Macedonia, to be conquered later on by the Romans. An important creation that the visitor will have the opportunity to admire closely, is the statue of Leonidas in which his entire outfit is depicted in the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. during the second invasion of the Persians in Greece, after their defeat 10 years ago, in Marathon. We will also see the tomb of Leonidas (whose corpse, after 50 years, was transported and buried in Sparta in 430 BC), the statue of Lycurgus (the legislator of ancient Sparta who established the system of military education of the Spartans' society, according to Apollo's Oracle in Delphi) we will see the Museum of the Olive Tree and the Kaiada, where - contrary to the prevailing myth - official investigations, starting from 1983 to the present, have shown from the bone findings that there were no Spartan children with birth defects that were executed, but adult males and females instead (traitors, sentenced to death, criminals and prisoners of war).

  • Temple of Apollo

    At an altitude of 1130 meters between Ilia, Arcadia and Messinia, it resists one of the most important and best preserved monuments of ancient Greece. The only one that combines all three architectural rhythms (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian) made by the Parthenon architect, Ictino, after suggestion by the priests of the Delphi oracle. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was dedicated by the Figals to Epicurean Apollo, that is to the assistant and supporter of war and disease.

  • Mycenae

    Perseus establishes the most important and richest palace center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece, Mycenae: The Kingdom of Mythical Agamemnon. The Gate and the Tomb of the Lions, the tomb of Agamemnon ("Treasure of Atrea" in excellent condition and most impressive of the 9 Mycenaean tombs) the Cyclopean Walls of the Mycenaean Acropolis, are some of the monuments that enchant the traveler. The prime of Mycenae began in 1.600 BC. and lasted until 1.110 BC. The descendants of Perseus ruled for three generations. The rebuilding and fortification of the city began in 1350 BC. When Pausanias visited Ancient Sparta in the 2nd century A.C., it was already ruined.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 05:30 AM , 06:00 AM , 06:30 AM
Meeting Point Everywhere in Athens
Ending Point Everywhere in Athens

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Meal (Back in Athens a meal at a local restaurant.The meal,includes variety of meats and fish dishes based on customer's wish. 4 plates for each one of our customers and a drink of their choice.)
Bottled water
**Local** Guiding Services
Air-conditioned vehicle
Mercedes E 200 class(sedan), that is 4 years old with a full insurance or Scoda Octavia SUV
In the End of our Tour a Great Souvenir Gift is included.!!
Liability insurance per person

What‘s not included

Tickets for the monuments
We do not have a license to give tours inside of monuments and historical

Important

Infants must not sit on laps
Not suitable for pets
Not wheelchair accessible
We pick up all of our travelers inside of the region of Attica, wherever they are.
If the pick up is from the Airport or from the cruise dock please provide all the details to the operator after from the pickup.
If there is a Strike in The city Center or a special event that effects the tour,the tour may change start time or ITINERARY under the instructions of the operator and the agreement of the customer
Please provide as much as possible contact details to the operator even after the booking
If the booking will start from Ath Int Airport the time of the tour start to count fro the pickup of the customer,so do not stress your self in cases of Delay of flights
If the tour is combined with a transfer the Maximum Luggage ( american size 32kl) can be no more than 3 and the start time of the tour starts at the time of the first pickup eg :( There is a customer that buys a tour starting from Cruise terminal but first he/she wants to be transferred to his Hotel to do the check in and then to start the tour. ) if the customer wants extra services than the ones that paid for,the operator will charge him extra and the payment will be done to the driver in cash or credit card. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the information we need to know from you?

Please provide to the operator all the personal contact details( first/last name, email, phone number) and all the details for the pickup point. We can pick you up from wherever you want inside the region of Athens, from the Athens Intl airport or from cruise dock.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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