Ancient Olympia Private Tour From Katakolo Port

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Tour will depart at your preferred time. Please inform us about the time you wish to be picked up from Katakolo Port.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from Katakolon port, for cruise ship passengers
  • Return Details :
    Katakolo Port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a guided tour to the archaeological site and museum of Ancient Olympia with a licensed guide and air-conditioned vehicle. The tour includes pick-up and drop-off from/to Katakolo Port and free time to explore the modern Olympia town.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece

In western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus, the father of the gods, it sprawls over the southwest foot of Mount Kronios, at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers, in a lush, green landscape. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide, which was held every four years to honour Zeus. The origin of the cult and of the festival went back many centuries. Local myths concerning the famous Pelops, the first ruler of the region, and the river Alpheios, betray the close ties between the sanctuary and both the East and West.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia

The Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one of the most important museums in Greece, presents the long history of the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, the sanctuary of Zeus, father of both gods and men, where the Olympic games were born. The museum's permanent exhibition contains finds from the excavations in the sacred precinct of the Altis dating from prehistoric times to the Early Christian period. Among the many precious exhibits the sculpture collection, for which the museum is most famous, the bronze collection, the richest collection of its type in the world, and the large terracottas collection, are especially noteworthy.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stadium at Olympia

Free time to visit the town of Olympia.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Katakolo Port

After disembarking at Katakolo Port, a guide will meet you and proceed to the vehicle for the drive through the countryside (approximately 30-40 minutes) towards Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the most important sanctuary of Zeus, father of all gods and goddesses.
The starting line is still visibly etched on the marble in the stadium, inviting you to imagine running and competing with the ancient athletes. Enjoy the play of light on the soft greenery and dappled ancient columns in this wonderful and peaceful setting. Visit the archaeological museum beside the ancient site. It contains very interesting exhibits, such as the pediments and the metopes of the Temple of Zeus, the Statue of Nike and Hermes. The tour at the site and museum will take approximately 2-3 hours.
After the tour, there will be free time for relaxing and shopping in the town of Olympia. We will then return to Katakolo Port to embark on your cruise ship.

Inclusions

Transport by private vehicle

Professional guide

Port pickup and drop-off Katakolon port

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Entrance fees to Ancient Olympia site & museum

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate