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Tsilivi - Planos, Zakynthos, Greece

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Daytrip excursion to Olympia from Zakynthos

Enjoy a unique trip to Olympia by our new and luxury mini bus. Not only will you be travelling like a VIP also your precious time in Olympia will be of a totally different experience. To share your time with your official guide in the museum and archaeological site of Olympia will benefit to a truly VIP Olympia feeling, you will feel like an ancient winner yourself!

Our VIP Olympia day trip takes place once a week. Our journey starts early in the morning from the area of your accommodation with our luxury mini bus. With destination, the port of Zakynthos town. Here you will board one of our local ferries, which will in just over an hour arrive at the small port of Killini on the Peloponnese. From here it will take us just under an hour to reach the sacred site of Ancient Olympia. This VIP Olympia excursion will give you plenty of information concerning the ancient Olympic Games, and be a very interactive and flexible experience with freedom to explore and enjoy all the beauty around you. You will have about 3 hours at the site, where with the help of our fully qualified guide you will tour the whole of the archaelogical site with it’s stadium, temple of Dia, the sacred site of the lighting of the Olympic Flame and the museum. Here you will have the chance to see many of the beautiful artifacts that have been discovered during the excavations over the centuries.

After your unique guided tour you will have some free time in the modern village of Olympia for refreshments and souvenir shopping before we start our return journey. Before reaching Killini you will have a chance to enjoy the views towards the ancient castle which stands proudly above the port before boarding the ferry for our return journey to Zakynthos.

Please be aware:

• The tour involves walking from the Museum to the Ancient site.

• At the Ancient site of Olympia you will be walking on a gentle sloop.

• This tour is not suitable for most children under the age of 6 years old.

• It’s your own responsibility to be in time at the pickup point for departure for Zakynthos at the end of the day.

• Make sure you have a bottle of water with you as they don’t sell water at the Ancient site.

• On 31 July this tour will be offered by big bus (55 euro for adults).

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The excursion prices:

Adult: 68 euro PP

Child: 58 euro PP

(Child age on this tour: Until 10 years old)

The above mentioned prices are including the ferry tickets to the mainland of Greece. The lunch is not included in the excursion price. The entrance fees for the Archeological Site and the Museum are not included in the price (A combination ticket is €12 – free of charge are children till 18 years old and 65 plus have a 50% discount – copy of passport needed).

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  • David P
    September 24, 2019 at 21:43

    We went on tbe VIP Olympia tour with Nefis Travel. Super fun and easy experience. They’ll pick you up from near your hotel and take you and the rest of the group to the destination. From there you have a great your guide showing you around and clearly explaining how things go.

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  • Carl J
    September 24, 2019 at 21:43

    I did the day trip to Olympia this time and wow what an excellent day with Nicos , the site of ruins there are very interesting to walk round and then to the museum , the little village is very quaint …. the ferry crossing was very nice …. I have nearly completed most of the tours but will wait till next year

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  • Aaron J
    March 25, 2018 at 15:42

    My family & i went to Olympia with this company, they were brilliant from beginning to end, very polite, caring, punctual & so informative. We were picked up at our hotel early morning to make the journey to the ferry port, how exciting, the ferry was awesome!! Small shops & cafe for breakfast, amazing views of the island, a fantastic experience. Nefis use a lovely modern mini bus, air conditioned, the guide was also brilliant, we were never rushed. Olympia was so interesting, the guides were also experts in knowing where the shade was at the Olympia site! Also there was a lovely relaxing meal stop after the tour, we stoped & had a shopping stroll & a delicious meal & well deserved drinks! Do read up on Nefis website as there is detailed information of the various itineraries that they offer, always superb value for money & all have extra elements that make them stand out above the rest, our family have been on many of their tours, boat trips & very different & unique evenings. Keep up the fantastic work Nefis team. If you visit Olympia wear comfortable shoes, it is a historical site with flat but stony ground.

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  • Mr and Mrs Donovan
    June 30, 2017 at 09:41

    We both enjoyed this trip as it was great to see the birth place of the Olympics. The ancient site was really interesting and the modern town of Olympia was a lovely little place. It was a joy to experience this in a small group. To have the time and to stand in the birthplace of the Olympic games, surrounded by all that history, was for us a dream come true Our guide Jo was a great help and Maria the official guide is just amazing. What a passion does this lady has for the history. Great to see. Happy we found Nefis travel!

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  • Bryan and Carol
    May 17, 2017 at 18:43

    We went with Jackie on the back to the roots tour and we also went to Olympia, firstly both were considerablely cheaper than the ones offered by the main tour operators. secondly smaller groups so you could hear what was being said, both were well worth the money Well done guys keep up the good work loved ever minute.

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  • David Rawle
    October 2, 2016 at 23:40

    Thank you so much for making our Zante stay unforgettable with the fantastic Back to the roots tour also the turtle and Olympia. An extra thank you for sorting out tickets due to problems of our own making. A five star service. David Rawle.

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  • John C
    May 19, 2016 at 08:11

    Superb trips, well organised friendly, knowledgeable, best prices.
    Highly recommended, particularly Olympia, Roots and Kefalonia

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Will you pick me up from my holiday resort?

Yes, we have pick up transfers from nearly all the Zakynthos resorts but please keep in mind that South Vassilkos and the Harbour of Keri are remote areas in Zakynthos. We will do our very best to give you the pickup service transfer with a small extra cost, but we do ask cooperation in being flexible with the days and cannot guarantee a pick up from these areas.

Can I participate in the VIP tours, with my rental car?

You can join our boat trips with your rental car. You can book tickets by email or through our booking form and meet us at the port where we will board our Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour and the Turtle Spotting tour. In this way you have the freedom of your own transport and you will enjoy arriving at the Shipwreck bay before the crowds, see the turtles in an eco-friendly way and help the turtles in their fight for survival.

How do I book a tour?

You can book your tours by email, Whats App or at our Nefis Travel Zakynthos facebook page by personal messages. You can also use our website’s booking form to send a booking request for your desired tour and date.

Please keep in mind that our office is open between 9 AM - 10:30 PM. We will answer your email within 24 hours. If you wish to make an urgent booking because you are already on the island, please contact us directly on +30 2695048004, +30 6987746506 or +30 6984534687 numbers to avoid a delay in your booking.

For our tours we have different pickup routings, to keep the transfers as short as possible. We kindly ask to be flexible with the preferable days of your tours.

How can I pay?

You can pay upon arrival at the ticket delivery service on your arrival day, one of our team members will come to your holiday address to take care of it all. You can pay by Credit Card in the offices in Tsilivi or by signing an Authorized Credit Card form. If you have an IBAN number then you can also easily pay into our bank account. If you pay by Credit Card or bank account, we will send the tickets to you by email with the explanation of where the pick-up point for the tours will be. The choice is yours.

Are the tours child friendly and what is considered child age?

Our child age is normally 12 years old, but we can be flexible on our "VIP Eco-friendly turtle spotting" tour and "Back to the roots" minibus island tour, if families are travelling with teenagers.

On our VIP "Once upon a time" tour the children and young at heart will step back in time and by interactive stories will enter the world of Aesop and his enchanting and inspiring stories. They will learn a little Greek poem and while we sit around the camp fire singing songs, you might drift away to your own childhood memories…
On our VIP Eco-friendly turtle spotting tour, we will have a presentation from the Sea Protection Society Archelon where the children will learn about the high endangered Caretta - Caretta Turtles and in a pirate game they will also learn a few facts about Odysseus while looking for the treasure.
At our VIP "Back to the roots" tour they will hear a few nice short Greek mythology stories and see and learn how Zakynthian olive oil and local sweet are made. They can sing along with the live music over lunch and the tour has many stops, what means that they will be out and about and entertaint the whole day. Many of our little Nefis friends have send us beautiful drawings, from this unique tour afterwards.
At our VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour the children might see dolphins or our Monachus Monachus seals and get guided with nice stories about Zante. On certain days they will be able to enter a pirate game at the Smugglers Cove, please do ask about this opportunity! Our family tours are designed to spark a passion, inspire a sense of wonder, and enrich understanding.

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Do you have a Book Now - Pay Later policy?

With Nefis Travel you can indeed enjoy the freedom to choose a tour now and pay later! Our unique customer service is created for your convenience. We will organize a ticket delivery service on your arrival day at your holiday accommodation, where the payment can be done (as long as you arrive at least 24 hours before the departure of the tour). If you are staying in Planos – Tsilivi, we then kindly ask to pick up your tickets in one of the 2 Nefis Travel offices close to your accommodation. For guests staying on a far distance, a payment in advance will be requested.

Do you have group discounts?

We can indeed look into a tailor-made discount for groups.

Is lunch included on the tours? May I bring a lunch box?

Lunch is not included on any of the Nefis Travel tours, but our dear Nefis Travel guests are more than welcome to bring their lunch boxes on the tours.

How can i contact Nefis Travel?

You can contact us by phone (+30 2695048004, +30 6987746506, +30 6984534687) or email ( or through our website's contact form. You can also reach us by sending a message via Facebook or Whats App.

What happens if the sea conditions are not okay for a tour?

We at Nefis Travel provide the highest level of customer service given on the island. If the weather reports are bad, we will cancel the tours and give you a refund.
If the weather shows a 50-50 situation, we will phone you on your mobiles or at the hotels before the tour starts and tell you that we might have to use an alternative program. This only happens on the Shipwreck and Blue Caves tours. The east coast of the island as in Blue Caves and Xingia Sea Spa and the west coast as in Shipwreck beach is possible to have 2 totally different sea conditions.
Our captains will check the situation early in the morning and if we see that the Blue Caves and Xingia Spa, east coast are okay but around cape Skinari on our way to the west coast, the sea doesn’t allow us to go to the Shipwreck beach, we will create Plan B:
Plan B: We will go to the Shipwreck platform by bus so you'll see the Shipwreck from above and we will offer extra time at the Blue Caves for pictures and swimming, and go to the Xingia Sea Spa after our lunch stop. We will tell you honestly what the situation is and leave the choice to you. You can swap your trip around and go on another day, take a refund or decide to come.
From our experience those who came on these few rare days that this happens in the summer, still had a great day out. And as we said it is a 50-50 situation sometimes the wind drops, while we drive to the harbor and we can still sail to the Shipwreck beach. We at Nefis Travel just want to be as straight forward about as we can be and will always be honest about the weather conditions.

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