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2-Day Tour of Ancient Messene and Olympia in Greece

Ancient Messene (or Messini, Greek Μεσσήνη) and Ancient Olympia (Greek Ολυμπία) is a 2-day(multi-day) Peloponnese private tour from Athens.
It perfectly combines a thorough visit to two fantastic Greek landmarks of ancient times, vast Ancient Messene and world-famous UNESCO listed Ancient Olympia.
Our specialist tour team prepared a tour that offers a wide range of real and memorable experiences of Greek sites and places.
Your Peloponnese private tour includes visits to (Itinerary is open to suggestions and changes):

Corinth Canal, Kapsia Caves, Ancient Messene, Ancient Olympia & Museum,
Rio-Antirio Bridge, Ancient Corinth & Museum.

As this is an exclusive private tour, our guests enjoy luxury travelling, with photo stops-as-you-go.
For your 1-night you rest in supreme 4-star or Boutique-hotels.

per adult from

$839

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • 1-night accommodation: 4-star or Boutique hotels - breakfast included.
    • Free airport/hotel/port pick up and return
    • Brand new luxury vehicles with WiFi , A/C and free mineral water
    • Private Luxurious Transfer with Professional driver
    • Evening out transfers
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees
    • Meals and drinks (Unless Lunch Option)
    • Gratuities
    • Your tour driver can not escort you into the sites
    • Entry/Admission - Kapsia Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Messini
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)

  • Day 1: Corinth Canal, Kapsia Caves, Ancient Messene

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    About an hour from Athens is our first Peloponnese stop, Corinth Canal.
    Corinth Canal, an impressive sea passage, was drilled and has been operating since 1893.
    It is a narrow sea strip, lengthed about 6 kilometres that connects mainland Greece to Peloponnese.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kapsia Cave, Tripolis Pirgou, Kapsas 221 00 Greece
    Next, your driver will take you to the Stalactites of Kapsia Caves.

    The amazing Caves constitute a complex system of swallow-holes on the lush Mantineia mountain range.

    Multicoloured stalagmites and stalactites compose a unique and impressive canvas that is reflected on the surface of the small ponds inside the cave.

    Dress warmly for your visit to the Kapsia caves.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ancient Messini, Messini 240 02 Greece
    Ancient Messene (or Messini, Greek Μεσσήνη) is a significant ancient city in terms of its size, form, and astonishing state of preservation.

    The area of Ancient Messene contains the ruins of the large classical city-state founded in 369 BC by Thbian General Epaminondas who died in the neighbouring Mantineia area. After the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC, which resulted in Spartan defeat, it became the capital of the free Messenian state.

    Today the visitor of this extraordinarily well-preserved ancient city will admire up close sanctuaries, public buildings, imposing fortifications, houses and tombs:
    The Agora (market) – Temples of Zeus Soter and Poseidon
    The Asklepieion
    Arsinoe Fountain
    The sanctuary of Demeter and the Dioskouroi
    The great Doric temple
    The Ekklesiasterion (assembly hall)
    The Fortification Walls
    The Laconian & Arcadian Gates

    Dinner and overnight in Ancient Olympia at 4-star or Boutique Hotels like Arty Grand or Europa Hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Ancient Olympia at 4-star or Boutique Hotels like Arty Grand or Europa Hotel

    Day 2: Ancient Olympia, Rio Antirio Bridge, Ancient Corinth

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    After your rich breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the UNESCO site of Ancient Olympia.

    Ancient Olympia lies in the fertile valley of Alpheios river and it was the most celebrated site of Ancient Greece. You will visit both the museum and the famous archaeological site of the ancient Olympic Games.
    As you stroll by the ancient paths you will see the Doric Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Bouleuterion, the Prytaneion, the Stadium, the Gymnasium, the Palestra, the Workshop of Pheidias and so many others.
    At the museum, you will admire, among other masterpieces, the Nike of Paionios and the breathtaking Hermes and the Infant Dionysus statue.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), Gefira Charilaos Trikoupis, Antirrio Greece
    The Rio - Antirrio bridge is one of the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges and longest of the fully suspended type. It opened one day before the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, on 12 August 2004 and was used to transport the OLYMPIC FLAME.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
    Last stop will be by Ancient Corinth with the stunning Doric Temple of Apollo and the Bema, where Apostle Paul preached and wrote the First Epistle to the Corinthians.

    Finally, we arrive back to Athens and we drop you at the airport or your residence.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from Athens airport, Piraeus port as well as from all the hotels in Athens and Piraeus.Your driver will be waiting for you at the lobby holding a sign with your name on. Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Our Health & Safety Measures: All our tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitiser, & seats next to your driver remain free.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by 4 Seasons Greece Tours

Activity ID: V-86830P57

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