When you arrive in the Katakolon port, discover part of ancient Greece on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Learn about the origins of the Olympic Games as you visit the site of the former Olympic complex with your private guide ... More info ›
When you arrive in the Katakolon port, discover part of ancient Greece on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Learn about the origins of the Olympic Games as you visit the site of the former Olympic complex with your private guide. Walk around the remains of the first-ever Olympic stadium, the gymnasium, the Temple of Zeus and other ancient landmarks at the World Heritage-listed Archaeological Site of Olympia and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Then see how today’s locals live in modern Olympia as you enjoy free time to explore the city.
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Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
Enter the famous archeological site of Olympia and marvel at the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the Golden and Ivory statue of Zeus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and the original Stadium and Bouleuterion, unique in history, where once competitors swore an oath to confirm to the rules
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Olympia 27 065 Greece
Continue your tour and walk a short distance in order to visit the world famous Archeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire, amongst many priceless exhibits, the marble statues of the Temple of Zeus and the unique statue of Hermes, carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archaia Olympia 270 65, Greece
Enjoy a short stop at the village of Olympia where free time will be given before returning back to the ship. In the village, you can find a large number of souvenir shops as well as coffee and snack places in case you wish to relax for a while after the guided tour.
Duration: 35 minutes