Private transfers to Ancient Olympia
If you happen to be in the Peloponnese, you cannot leave it without visiting Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Travel back in time and feel the Olympic Spirit by booking a private transfer to Ancient Olympia, one of the most renowned archaeological sites in the world, that was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the imposing Statue of Zeus.
Although the Statue of Zeus no longer exists, at the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia you will have the chance to see the remains of the Temple of Zeus, where the Statue was once positioned. The Temple of Zeus is surrounded by smaller temples and statue pedestals that give you an idea of how ancient Greeks honored the gods.
Ancient Olympia also offers you the opportunity to take a tour of the first Olympic Stadium. Feel a shiver run through your body as you pass under the same arched entrance the first Olympic athletes used to pass to race for an olive wreath and imagine them running for victory as you walk next to the original starting and finishing lines that are still there today.
Close to the stadium you will come across the remains of the once prestigious Temple of Hera. Get closer to the altar, where the Olympic flame is lit to make the link between the ancient and the modern Olympic Games and feel the Olympic spirit revive.
While you are there, you should not miss the chance to visit the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia. There you will have the chance to admire one of the most magnificent sculptures of the ancient times, Hermes of Praxiteles. The statue was discovered in 1877 during excavations in the Temple of Hera and has since been a symbol of beauty and aesthetics. The museum also exhibits a variety of other interesting discoveries at the site.
Based on the above, one can easily understand why the archaeological site of Olympia has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Make the most out of your time in the Peloponnese peninsula and book a private transfer to Ancient Olympia with Luxor Transfers. Let us take care of the driving while you dive into antiquity.