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Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos

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Greece, Greece
Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Walk in the footsteps of the world’s first Olympic heroes on a full-day tour from Zakynthos to ancient Olympia. Catch the ferry to the mainland and then travel to the archaeological site, where you can admire remnants of the historic birthplace of the Olympic Games and even sprint down the original racing track. Learn about the site’s history from an archaeologist guide, and view displays and ancient artifacts at the on-site museum. Enjoy free time for lunch and souvenir shopping before the return trip to Zakynthos.
  • Full-day tour to the ancient city of Olympia from Zakynthos
  • See where the first Olympic Games were held in the 8th century BC
  • Cruise across the Ionian Sea on a ferry ride to the mainland
  • Explore the archaeological site's history with an expert guide
  • Dig deeper into the sanctuary's past and purpose at an on-site museum
  • Includes free time for lunch and to shop for souvenirs
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Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
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Departure Point

Alykes beach, 290 90, Greece

Outside the Special Offer Tour Office.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

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Departure Point

Alikanas, Greece

Outside the Special Offer Tour Office (opposite the Spar Supermarket).

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7:00 AM

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Alikanas, Greece

Outside the Special Offer Tour Office (next to Baker Street Cafe).

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7:00 AM

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Planos 291 00, Greece

Outside the front of the hotel.

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7:00 AM

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Planos 291 00, Greece

Outside the restaurant.

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7:00 AM

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Zakinthos, Greece

At the train stop in Solomos Square.

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7:00 AM

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Argassi 291 00, Greece

Outside the front of the Magik Bar.

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7:00 AM

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Argassi, Zakinthos 291 00, Greece

Outside the front of the hotel.

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7:00 AM

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Kalamaki 291 00, Greece

At the roundabout.

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7:00 AM

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Zakynthos 290 92, Greece

Outside the restaurant (opposite the Eurohire).

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7:00 AM

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KALAMAKI ROAD, Laganas 290 92, Greece

Outside the front of the restaurant.

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7:00 AM

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Zakynthos 290 92, Greece

Outside the front of McDonalds.

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7:00 AM

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Departure Point

Ag. Sostis, Greece

To be confirmed, depending on hotel.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ISLAND TRAVEL

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos.
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What is the maximum group size during Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos.

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No show. No ferries due to strike
gloverc94
, Nov 2019
We never actually went on this trip. Greek ferry strike. We are still waiting for the refund that we requested. The alternative that we were offered was unacceptable as it was the day after we were returning to the uk.
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Exciting trip to Olympia, but the guides was not fantastic
tanjahenningsen
, Aug 2019
The trip to ancient Olympia was very exciting. We visited the museum first and the Olympic ruins afterwards, which gave a nice picture/overview of the site. Our guide however did not information us, about the program for our trip (when and where to meet and ect). The local guide at the Olympic site was late and left the tour before time, therefore we did not se everything at the ruin site:-( However the local guide was very informative with the things we saw.
star-5
We had the lucky opportunity to be...
Agnes D. S
, Jun 2017
We had the lucky opportunity to be shown the site by an Archaeologist who helped paint pictures for us of what the site would have looked like at its height. We also had ample time free time to visit the site at our leisure, which was a nice treat. Since I love UNESCO World Heritage sites, the tour allowed me to visit this site without the worry of coordinating its logistics, while learning more than I would have on my own. Be ready however for a long day.
star-5
This tour was amazing! Our guide...
randolph k
, Jun 2017
This tour was amazing! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer any and all questions!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very good organisation. Long, hot...
Janet D
, Aug 2016
Very good organisation. Long, hot day but extremely informative - excellent tour guide of Olimpia.

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