6 days in Olympia & Athens Itinerary

6 days in Olympia & Athens Itinerary

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Start: Athens
Bus:  5 h 15 min
1
Olympia
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Athens
— 3 nights
End: Athens

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Archaeological Site of Olympia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, thendelve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally explore the activities along Kaiafas Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia visit planner.

Athens to Olympia is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, Olympia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kaiafas Lake
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Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Kaiafas Lake ©
Kaiafas Lake

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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 drive from Olympia to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. 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

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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