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Olympia: Faster, Higher, Stronger

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Olympia
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 155.- per person (excluding flights)
Visit the birthplace if the Olympic Games, walk through the ancient ruins picturing the athletes getting ready for the first ever competitions, and explore the history of the games in one of the museums. After a day full of history, enjoy a few glasses of locally grown wine at a family-run vineyard and learn about the wine production in the region.
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Day 1 – Arrival in Olympia

Today you’ll travel to the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the town of (you guessed it) Olympia. Surrounded by the hills, this area is famed for its olive oil production and some great vineyards waiting to be explored. You’ll stay in a rural hotel with a swimming pool not far from the town itself. Take in the views, watch the sun go down or explore the town with plenty of charming tavernas offering delicious local food.

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Day 2 – Explore the ruins & wine tasting

he next morning head to the main event before it gets crowded. Wander among the ancient temples ruins, picturing the first ever Olympic Games taking place. Walk across the gymnasiums where the Greek athletes were training to take part in the games, held at this very spot. There are two museums dedicated to the ancient and modern Olympic Games on site, both well worth visiting. In the early afternoon head to the local vineyard, where Amanta, your host, will welcome you to their small family-run business. Walk through the vineyard, learn about the wine production process and visit the cellars where dozens of wine barrels mature. Finish your tour by tasting 4 different wines with freshly made snacks. Yamas!

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Day 3 – Departure from Olympia

After breakfast it’s time to leave the glorious Olympia behind. Pack your bags, jump in a car and head towards your next Greek adventure.

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Accommodation

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Olympia: Faster, Higher, Stronger

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