Ancient Olympia site

Ancient Olympia site

Olympic stadium

Olympic stadium

Archaeological Site of Olympia

Archaeological Site of Olympia

Kremasti Monastery

Kremasti Monastery

Kremasti Monastery church

Kremasti Monastery church

Kremasti Monastery hagiography

Kremasti Monastery hagiography

Spiatza beach

Spiatza beach

Relaxing at Spiantza beach

Relaxing at Spiantza beach

Authentic greek food

Authentic greek food

Relaxing by the sea

Relaxing by the sea

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Greek spinach pie

Greek spinach pie

Spiatza sunset

Spiatza sunset

The visitors will enjoy a tour to the Ancient Olympia archaeological site and museum, and learn about the ancient greek civilization. They will then visit the famous Kremasti Orthodox Monastery and learn about the Monastery’s history. Afterwards, they will taste authentic local greek food and coffee, take basic  lessons in greek dancing, and take a refreshing swim at the famous Spiantza beach

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. The Ancient Olympia significance, in relation to the greek civilization

  2. The history of the famous Kremasti Orthodox Monastery

  3. Authentic greek food, delis, dancing, & swimming at the Spiantza beach

€120, 8 hrs, 4 persons

Angelos – Pyrgos, Ancient Olympia, Kremasti Monastery, greek food & the beach

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

  • Place of ORIGIN: Pyrgos, Ilia

  • LIVES in: Pyrgos, Ilia

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: photography, working out, traveling, reading, music, going to the cinema

  • Has TRAVELLED to: UK, France, Italy, Turkey, many places in mainland Greece and the islands

  • Personal TRAITS: he is an open-minded and pleasant speaking individual, who loves his guests, appreciates good company, and shows the utmost dedication to hard work

€120, 8 hrs, 4 persons

Booking details

Angelos Kosmopoulos is your Host

Angelos owns a School of English Language, and has two University degrees, one in Economics from a greek University, and another in English Literature from the Open University of London, where he also attended specialised courses in Psychology. He has also worked in major local Hotels during the holiday season, and is a real connoisseur of local history and traditions

  • Place: Pyrgos, Ilia

  • Meeting Point: predetermined central point at Pyrgos, Ilia (to be advised after booking confirmation)

  • Timetable: 9.00-17.00

  • Price: 120 euros per person (museum entrance, food, delicatessen, coffee, dancing lessons, and local transportation are included)

  • Availability: throughout the year

  • Group size: 4 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: this is a great opportunity for the guests to acquire an all-round knowledge of greek history, civilization, cuisine and traditions, while visiting famous local landmarks and sites

 

      Pyrgos - Where the Experience will take place

What wikipedia says

 

Pyrgos is the capital of the Ilia (Elis) regional unit in Greece. The city is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, in the middle of a plain, 4 kilometres (2 miles) from the Ionian Sea.

 

The river Alfeios flows into sea about 7 km (4 mi) south of Pyrgos. The population of the town Pyrgos is 25,180, and of the municipality 47,995 (2011). 

In the 1510s, during Ottoman rule over Greece, a villager from Tsorota of Kalavryta decided to move and reform the area of Pyrgos which up until then was uncultivated. During this reformation he found in a well a large amount of gold ancient coins which he delivered to the Sultan as the rightful owner. The Sultan, Selim I (1470-1520), in order to honor his integrity named him ruler of the region (1512) and gave him a great acreage expanding from Alfeios river until the village Agios Ioannis which is located near Katakolo (the main port of the Elis region). 

This area was encompassing today’s Pyrgos and was uninhabited. According to the stories the new ruler built a great tower (pyrgos in Greek) on a hill in order to supervise his fields and his flocks. This was the first settlement of the area.

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