2-Day Private Tour: Ancient Olympia, Arcadia Mountain Villages and Monasteries

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Enjoy this, summer or winter, PRIVATE trip for 2-7 related people & experience the birthplace of the Olympic Games but also authentic non-touristy Greece of the mountain villages. This is a unique two full day tour to the mountain villages, gorge/river and monasteries of the central Peloponnese and to the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece; Olympia. On Day1 explore the beautiful villages of Dimitsana & Stemnitsa. Visit a couple of cliff hanging monasteries, taste local food, visit the  Water-Powered Museum. Enjoy real lunch with the locals. Wander around one of the stone built villages and spend your night in a beautiful traditional guest house. More than 8 people? please contact us through Viator! Day2 starts with breakfast in the mountains. Then, a 45 minutes drive to ancient Olympia the “Valley of Gods” and the birthplace of the most important athletic event of all times, the Olympic Games. You will have a chance to run down the original Olympic track and visit the museum.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: EUDAIMONIA Private Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Olympia

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The home of the Olympic Games

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia

You will also visit the world-famous Olympia museum and get the chance to see some unbelievable sculptures such as the sculpted decoration of the marble temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the famous Hermes carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

After Ancient Olympia we head to the final destination of the day; the Arcadia mountain stone-built villages to overnight and be ready to explore on the last day.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 2 Mountain Villages & Monasteries

Stop At:

The old fashion way of creating and using free water energy. We shall be visiting the Water-Power Museum containing a reconstructed watermill, tannery, and gunpowder mill showing how the basic pre-industrial techniques used water as the main energy source for the production of various products.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou

An amazing cliff-hanging monastery that we visit after a 20-minute hike through the forest.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Stemnitsa

An amazing mountain village for an amazing lunch. The jewelers' village! Beautiful, authentic, stonebuilt!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Athens

Back to Athens and to your base/accommodation. You can optionally be dropped off at your cruise ship or even the airport. Do remember that you can combine this tour with several other unique sites of the Peloponnese with our most popular being the 5-Day Peloponnese tour.

Duration: 2 hour
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