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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Ancient Olympia Plus Honey Farm & Olive Oil Tasting
From $134.77 (Price varies by group size )
Informative and delicious
, Oct 2019
This was a full and interesting small group tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Viewing the ancient ruins of Olympus was an amazing experience. Visiting the small traditional honey farm, sitting in the quiet shade of the yard and sampling local treats drizzled with honey was wonderful. Later, tasting local olive oils and wines was informative and delicious. Thanks.
If planning a cruise stop in the port of Katakolon, see ancient Olympia in a stress-free way. A private driver takes you from the sleepy fishing village to the celebrated home of the Olympic Games, where you can run the ancient track and see where the Olympic flame is lit to kick off the modern games. Plus, go beyond the region's main attraction with a delicious stop at a family farm to sample honey, olive oil, jams, and Greek wine.
Experience the birthplace of the Olympics on this private all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel to ancient Olympia in a luxury minivan with a personal driver-guide. Explore the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Gymnasium, the Stadium, and the site’s immersive Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Finish the tour with a relaxing stroll around the estate of a historic winery and distillery in the Peloponnesian countryside.
Explore the ancient wonders of Mycenae and Epidaurus on a 6-hour tour with a local guide. Departing from Nafplio, wind through the picturesque scenery of the Argolis region to Mycenae, home to the UNESCO-protected hilltop ruins of a city dating from the 2nd millennium BC. After seeing highlights including the Lion’s Gate and vaulted tombs, journey to Epidaurus, a sacred ancient Greek center of healing. Here, admire the incredible theater, built in the 4th century BC as part of the healing center of Asklepios, before your return to Nafplio.
This tour did not miss! We had an amazing experience, enjoying Epidavros at our pace. Our guide shared tons of interesting information and thoughtful insights along the way and even caught an octopus at one point, enabling a once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend this trip!
Our kayak trip with Alex was fantastic. He emailed us before the trip and made it very easy to find the location. The trip began with a brief kayaking tutorial, and then, away we went. The views were amazing! Alex is very knowledgeable about Greece, and he was able to tell us about history as well as make recommendations for things to do. The snorkeling offered a different way to experience ancient ruins, and the final beach stop was tranquil. The food which was prepared by Alex and his mom was very good and much appreciated. With so many things to do in Greece, it is hard to choose, but we are so happy that we chose this tour and got to spend the day with Alex.
The Ancient Sunken City Tour is a combination of our Medieval Castles Nafplio Tour and our Wilderness Tour, combining the famous Ancient Sunken City, the Small Ancient Theater of Epidavros, with breathtaking and wild scenery, pine trees hanging above the turquoise coloured waters of Argolida’s coastline and wonderful secluded beaches for our stops.
Our first site is the Small Ancient Theatre of Epidavros, built in the 4th century B.C. Our second site is none other than the Ancient Sunken City built 1200BC, also known as Argolida’s Lost Atlantis. In some places the ancient breakwater is still preserved. Only two meters in depth, this makes it a terrific location for underwater site-seeing, snorkelling, underwater pictures.
When we manage to convince you to move on, we paddle to a pristine, isolated beach to have our homemade lunch. After some snorkelling, sunbathing, or why not a siesta, we can finally admire the journey back, with all senses having been satisfied and fulfilled.
The one-time capital of Greece, Nafplio is a charming port town in the Peloponnese. On this tour, even less experienced paddlers can get active out in the calm waters of the Argolic Gulf. Enjoy views of the town’s three fortresses—Akronafplia, Palamidi, and Bourtzi—and take a break from paddling at scenic snorkeling and swimming spots.
Starting your trip from Nafplion, your first stop is the archaeological site of Mycenae. You will travel to the mythical Kingdom of Agamemnon, where one of the most brilliant cultures of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization, developed. You will then head to the Lions Gate, the monumental entrance of the palaces.
Next, you will see the Cyclopean walls around the Acropolis, and the tholos tombs of Atreus and Clytemnestra’s.
The next stop is the Corinth Canal, which connects the Corinthian bay with the Saronic Gulf and Ancient Corinth, with the famous temple of Apollo and the steps of Apostle Paul. You will continue the tour of ancient Epidaurus, where you will explore the ancient theatre of one of the most famous archaeological monuments in Greece.
You will also visit the Asclepieion of Epidaurus, which was the centre of healing serious diseases for the whole of ancient Greece. Many monuments developed around it, most notably the temple of Asklepios, Tholos and others.
Let yourselves free to travel from the 6th Century AD to the present and let us offer you this experience!
Your visit to Monemvasia will be a unique journey back in time, in a castle-town with 15 centuries-old history, that is still inhabited. The so-called 'Gibraltar of the East', a small rocky island linked to the mainland through a short causeway, is full of myths and tales and has inspired great artists. Upon entering the gate of the Lower town you will find yourselves in what looks like a magnificent scenery. Walking around the cobbled streets you will get acquainted with the history of this city that was founded by the Byzantine emperor, and all its consequent rulers: the Pope, the Franks, the Venetians and the Ottomans.
Discover an archaeological wonderland where each stone has something to tell you if you let your fantasy free and travel back to the past!
This atmospheric Byzantine city of Mystras in the mountains just above Sparta will take your breath away.
It is an excellent example of a medieval castle town full of Medieval houses, churches with hagiographies and mosaics, the Palace of Palaiologos, the long and interesting history of the Despotate of Mystras and of course the magnificent view to the plain.
Explore Corinth by chauffeured car with this convenient tour though the region’s ancient monuments. Visit the Canal of Corinth, the Acrocorinth castle, Ancient Diolkos, and other significant sites in a comfortable, modern, climate-controlled vehicle equipped with WiFi and digital TV. Avoid the stress and hassle of renting a car and let a professional, licensed, non-smoking driver shuttle you from site to site with sufficient time to explore at each stop.
Get to know the history, culture, traditions, and nature of Monemvasia and its surrounding areas with this unforgettable tour. We will take to you to the best places of interest around Monemvasia and serve you a delicious meal made with local ingredients at our historical estate. The tour lasts 6+ hours and will be tailored to your specific interests. At the end of the day, you will be enriched by an experience you will never forget.
Points of interest:
• A visit to the Castle of Monemvasia
• The Cave of Kastania
• Petrified forest of Agia Marina
• Picturesque bay of Archangelos
• Guided tour of Liotrivi Historical Mansion on the traditional way of olive oil making
• Lunch with local specialties which includes wine, at Liotrivi Restaurant
• Lagoon of Gerakas
• Private and sunny beaches along the way
• Beautiful walks in nature, with hotspots for photos
The Nafplio Fun Train is carefully designed to take you to all the famous sights in Nafplio and Nafplio main shopping area. Just 2 minutes from the main Arrival Gates, the Fun Trains are waiting for you to hop on and explore Nafplio.
Save time and money and explore the most important sights.
The tourist trains are conducting a route of a total duration of 20 minutes through the picturesque neighbourhood of the Old Town, the Cathedral of Saint George, The War Museum, the Great Road, the Land Gate, the Lion of Bavaria and many more. The train ticket is valid for one and only circular tour. At the starting point you will be provided with a free map of the city and our tour . Furthermore, you will have the chance to listen to the recorded commentary through speakers in Greek and English.
Especially three things make this experience unique:
a) tasting the Honey Mead (unique liqueur made of fermented bee honey and water | Hydromeli), which is produced exclusively in Greece by the Sotirali Family from neighboring Neapolis town, which has reinvented and patented this forgotten local traditional recipe,
b) tasting the rich flavor of our own extra virgin olive oil Benios made of o local olive variety named "Athinoelia",
c) Experience tasting the unique local wine "Malvasia", which was very famous and coveted during the middle ages. The original recipe has been discovered and revived recently by Monemvasia Winery, continuing the centuries old wine making tradition of the area.
Eat and sightsee your way around old Nafplio on this 3-hour food walking tour, led by a local guide. Stroll the charming streets past neoclassical mansions and Venetian balconies, and call at several food stops to sample enticing culinary treats. Snack on pungent cheeses and sausages; sip delicious wine, and savor aromatic Greek coffee and fruity ice cream as you learn the traditions behind them. Along the way, view top Nafplio landmarks such as Syntagma Square and Mpourtzi fortress, and listen as your guide shares their history and secrets.
Step back in time on a tour showcasing the ancient Greek sights of Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time to explore highlights like the Venetian fortress of Palamidi and the ancient theater of Epidaurus. Included lunch, round-trip transportation from your Nafplio hotel or the cruise port, and a choice of departure times add extra value.
While your ship is in Katakolon, explore one of Greece’s important antiquities—Olympia—without transport worries or long waits. This private skip-the-line shore excursion lets you bypass any lines and stroll the ruined stadium, archway, and track—where the ancient Olympic games were held—before exploring the nearby Archaeological Museum. Before your return, enjoy an olive oil tasting and learn how the ancients considered it vital to strength and youth.
Greek history and mythology buffs will find ample opportunity to travel back in time on this full-day private tour from Kalamata to Mount Olympus, the home of the Greek gods. Wander ancient Olympia and its temples to Zeus and Hera, discover the origin of the Olympic Games, explore the workshop where the golden statue of Zeus—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—was created, and get a comprehensive feel for how the ancient Greeks lived and worshiped.
Do some serious exploring on this action-packed day trip from Kalamata. Discover the Diros caves and villages or Mani on this guided tour from Kalamata. Get picked up at your hotel or port and enjoy the transfer with complimentary WiFi. You can also, explore the deep caves and take a 30-minute boat trip.
Our guide was a local who lives just outside the old city. The old city is tiny, but interesting to visit. It was presented very well by our guide. One disappointment: the "Captain" decided to not visit Bourtzi Castle that day. A wine and cheese tasting at 10:30AM was the replacement. The cancellation explanation was mostly double talk. My theory was that since there were only 4 of us, the "Captain" didn't want to waste fuel, etc.
Gina and her assistant Thessia were excellent!! I probably spelled Thessia name wrong but she was a young lady from Manchester England. They were both very courteous, knowledgeable about the city and it's history, and they added a bit of humor which was great. The boat ride to the small Bourtzi Castle that sits on a small island in the middle of the water was interesting. It was mainly a photo op because you could not enter the dwelling. I thought that we would be visiting the large Castle on the hill, however we did not. The boat ride gave us a view of the beach. I was pleasantly surprised that there was more to the city than I originally thought or that could be seen from the pier/port area.
Enjoy a wonderful walking tour in Nafplion, one of the most romantic cities of Greece. Meet your tour leader at your hotel inside the city limits or at the Land Gate, ready for your adventure in the Venetian city. Pass by the point where Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first ruler of Greece, was assassinated and end up in the Syntagma Square, where Venetian and neoclassical buildings dominate your surroundings.
Explore the old town's picturesque alleyways, where you will see historical buildings such as the First Parliament of the Greek State and the Archaeological Museum. You will then walk uphill to the Acropolis of Nafplion and marvel at the unique panoramic views of the bay.
Continuing the tour, you will experience the food culture of Nafplion by visiting a local restaurant to taste local produce such as Tsipouro and wines from Nemea. These tastes will complement the history of Nafplion and complete a perfect tour.
Immerse yourself in ancient Greece on this half-day private tour of Messene. Get transported there in a luxury vehicle (with complimentary WiFi). Spend ample time at the site, visiting the sanctuaries, public buildings, and the imposing fortifications, houses, and tombs.
Mix Greek wine, mythology, and history on a tour to Nemea from Nafplio. Travel to picturesque Nemea, the Peloponnese’s major wine-growing region, with a local guide. Learn how the mythical Hercules killed a lion here as one of his 12 tasks, and explore ancient Nemea; the site of the Nemean Games between the 6th and 2nd centuries BC. See the ruins of the Stadium of Nemea and continue to two wineries. Discover the winemaking process and taste some top-notch Nemean wines such as Agiorgitiko reds and whites.
This was a really great time. Our guide was super knowledgeable and clearly had connections to wineries in the region. We were ahead of schedule so she was able to get us an additional tasting at a winery at the last minute, which was a fun addition. Everyone was so polite at each winery and it was great to learn about the region's grape varieties and history.
Our day begins by meeting with you and traveling towards the area of Nemea, where we begin our tour at the ancient stadium of Nemea, built in the 4th century BC, next to the temple of Zeus. Next, we will visit two award-winning wineries in the area, where we will learn about the vintage process, the wine-making stages and see the way wine is produced. We will share with you all the secrets of wine, through tasting some of the various local varieties. Our tour ends with a return trip to our pick up destination.
Starting your trip from Nafplion, your first stop is the archaeological site of Mycenae. We will then head to the Lions Gate,the monumental entrance of the palaces. Next, you will see the Cyclopean walls around the Acropolis, and the tholos tombs of Atreus and Clytemnestra’s.You will continue the tour to ancient Epidaurus, where we explore the ancient theatre of one of the most famous archaeological monuments in Greece. We will also visit the Asclepieion of Epidaurus, which was the centre of healing serious diseases for the whole of ancient Greece.
The tour continues with our return to Nafplion, and start our walk from the Land Gate, the only entrance to the Venetian city. As we tour the old town's picturesque alleyways, we will discover historical buildings such as the First Parliament of the Greek State and the Archaeological Museum. We will then climb to Acronafplia, the Acropolis of Nafplion and marvel at the unique panoramic views.
We will end our tour at the port of the city.
Get to know the best of Nafplio on a 2-hour walking tour of the city led by a local guide. As you stroll between the sights, hear fun facts and history about the city, including how it served as the first capital of Greece. Stop for photos of the prettiest landmarks such as the Old Mosque, Vouleftikon and harbor island fortress of Mpourtzi. Meander along picturesque lanes and stepped streets; pass handsome neoclassical mansions and flower-filled balconies; and discover examples of the city’s Frankish, Venetian and Ottoman periods.