6 days in Olympia & Athens Itinerary

6 days in Olympia & Athens Itinerary

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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights

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Olympia

— 2 nights
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia road trip planner.

Athens to Olympia is an approximately 5.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Athens in August, Olympia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: visit Plaka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Agia Dinami, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens online trip planner.

You can take a bus from Olympia to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Olympia in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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