Daytrip Ancient Olympia
Ancient Olympia is worldwide known as the site of the ancient Olympic Games. It used to be a sanctuary of ancient Greece. Temple of Zeus at Ancient Olympia was hosting The Statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, created by the famous sculptor, painter and architect, Phidias. The Olympic Games were first held in the stadium of Ancient Olympia in 776 B.C. and took place on a four-year-basis thereafter until present times.
Delphi is another famous archaeological site in Greece. It is perhaps best known for the oracle at the sanctuary that was dedicated to Apollo during the classical period. In Homer’s time, it was called “Python” and it was the centre of the Delphic Amphictyony.
Daytrip Ancient Corinth – Epidaurus – Nafplio – Mycenae
According to the legend, Perseus, Zeus and Danae’s son, was the founder of Mycenae. It is said that Perseus named the city either after the cap (mycēs) of the sheath of his sword, or after a mushroom he found on the site.
Daytrip Athens – Piraeus
Athens is the capital city of Greece. Athens and Rome are considered to be the most historic cities in Europe. It was named after the goddess Athena who was its protector. In antiquity, it was the most powerful city – state and a major cultural center. It is known worldwide for its ancient monuments that survived over the centuries.
Daytrip Sounio – Ancient Temple Of Poseidon
Cape Sounion, within a distance of 68km from Athens, is a popular daytrip. The Aegean Sea viewed from the ruins of the ancient temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, is a unique experience. The temple was built in 450 B.C. . The site was sacred for ancient Greeks, sailors in particular, who used to pray and make sacrifices in the name of Poseidon, in order to keep them safe in their travels.