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Katakolo Port: Transfer to Ancient Olympia and VR Audio Tour

1. Katakolo Port: Transfer to Ancient Olympia and VR Audio Tour

After disembarking from you cruise 5 min away from the ship, you will find us at the exit of the cruise terminal. You embark the airconditioned bus and we start driving 30 min through the idyllic country side to Ancient Olympia. We reach Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games. Relive the past with our Virtual Reality applications and listen to the fascinating audioguide in 8 languages. Join us in reliving the wonder and thrill of the original Olympic Games, which were held from 776 BC. to 393 AD. Enter the famous archaeological site of Olympia and marvel at the Temple of Hera, infront of which burns the Olympic Flame during modern day Olympic Games. See 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, monuments unlike any other, where once competitors swore an oath to conform to the rules. The tickets for the Museum and the Ancient Olympia Site are not included. ( April to October :12 euros per person) (November to March: 6 euros per person ) Near the Achaelogical site is the modern village of Olympia that you can easily reach for shopping , souvenirs or a quick lunch, coffee and snacks. After a day full of history and culture we reach back to Katakolo village and port. We need another 30 min to arrive. You can enter your cruise or spend some time at the picturesque village by the sea.

Private Guided Tour of Ancient Olympia

2. Private Guided Tour of Ancient Olympia

In 776 BC there was already an idea for peace at Olympia sanctuary. Initially the festival started as a local event that has become Panhellenic (all Greeks) in the next centuries. The culmination was reached in the Greek classical period of 5 century B.C. The world of the gods. of the heroes. of myths, and the sacrificial symposia formed the ethos of the ancient Greeks and defined them as a unique moment in the history of humanity. The institution contributed decisively to the unity of the Greeks, equality,  peace, humanism and good competition which are among the characteristics of this period.  The harmony of body and mind evolved through sport and philosphy. The harmony is reflected in the statues of the gods and the myths.  This is a private guided walking tour of almost 2.5 hours in the Ancient Olympia. The tour goes through the sacred grove of Zeus with all the religious and auxiliary buildings.

Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion

3. Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion

Take in the interesting sites of Katakolon before heading to the Olympia archeological site and museum on this 4-hour shore excursion. See the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the Temple of Zeus, the Stadium, the Hermes of Praxiteles statue and artifacts in the museum. Stop at Klio's honey farm and meet the owners, who will introduce you to the process of honey production. Enjoy pancakes with homemade honey in the shade of the garden trees. Head to Saint Andrew’s Beach for a quick swim in the clear waters surrounded by rocks. Enjoy a cup of Greek coffee or a light lunch (not included in the tour price).

Katakolo: Olympia Archaeological Site Shore Excursion

4. Katakolo: Olympia Archaeological Site Shore Excursion

Discover all of Olympia's major attractions in a short space of time on this half-day shore excursion. First, visit the ancient stadium where all sports took place. Admire the first-ever Olympic running track which is over 200 meters long.  Next, head to the Temple of Zeus which is located near the stadium. Marvel at the ruins of this ancient site, constructed in the 5th-century BC. Your next stop is the Temple of Hera, one of the oldest temples in Greece.  Here you can admire the statue of Hermes and see the spot where the Olympic flame is lit every four years. Finally, head to the Olympia Museum. Admire several antiquities from different periods and artifacts from excavations of the surrounding area. See statues such as the statue of Nike Paionios and Hermes of Praxiteles. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your cruise terminal in time for your ship departure.

From Katakolo: Ancient Greek Olympic History Shore Excursion

5. From Katakolo: Ancient Greek Olympic History Shore Excursion

Discover the ancient city of Elis, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach on this shore excursion from Katakolon port. You'll visit the archaeological site of Elis, where you'll see the remains of temples, theaters, stadiums, and other buildings that testify to the city's importance in ancient Greece. You'll also learn about the history and culture of the region from your knowledgeable guide. After exploring the ruins, you'll head to the sandy beach of Kourouta, where you'll have five hours of free time to swim, sunbathe, or try some water sports. You'll also savor a delicious Greek meze with local wine and fruits, and experience the hospitality and friendliness of the Greek people. This tour is a perfect way to combine history, nature, and gastronomy in one day.

From Katakolo Area: Greek Culture Tour with Local Snacks

6. From Katakolo Area: Greek Culture Tour with Local Snacks

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation or the port. Head to the Katakolon Olympia Port and take the chance to bathe in the beautiful waters. Then practice some ancient olympic games at the beach. Savor a small snack set up like a Greek buffet, all made with products from the region of Kourouta. Sip some wine or natural juice. Expect good moods all around, non-stop fun in the sun, and an authentic morning in Greece. Benefit from insider insight from your English, Greek, and Spanish-speaking guide.

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4.8 / 5

based on 42 reviews

We loved the itinerary however we were picked up in a small car which was not suitabke for 4 people to spend the day. Additionally, we had some difficulty with communication. First our driver arrived at the wrong time. (An hour early) A new driver was sent at the appropriate time but was not waiting where we were told to wait. Our driver also was not well versed in english which made communication throughout the day a little difficult.

Fantastic tour with Antonia. She was very engaged, passionate about history and made the tour very interesting for the kids.

Angela was excellent!!! We (including our teenage sons) were enthralled.