• Tour code: 16227P7
  • Location: Katakolo, Greece
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Spend your day at Katakalo Port exploring the birthplace of the Olympic Games on this private half-day shore excursion to Olympia. Imagine scenes of victory and valor at the ancient stadium and archaeological site, and delve into Greek mythology at the Temple of Zeus ruins and on-site museum. Mix in some contemporary culture with leisure time in the modern town of Olympia.

Highlights

  • Private shore excursion to ancient Olympia from Katakalo Port
  • Visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • See remnants of the ancient world's most important sanctuary to Zeus
  • Examine classical statues and relics at the archaeological museum
  • Includes leisure time to shop and explore in the modern town of Olympia
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

What You Can Expect

Ancient Olympia Private Tour from Katakolo Port

Ancient Olympia Stadium

When your cruise ship docks at Katakalo Port, meet your waiting tour guide and driver, and relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle on the roughly half-hour drive to Olympia. Famous as the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the city drew athletes, spectators, and pilgrims every four years during Greece’s Classical period. It was also the site of one the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — a giant gold and ivory statue of the father of all Greek gods at the Temple of Zeus.

At the archaeological site, explore the remnants of this sanctuary and the Olympic stadium, where a race starting line is still visibly etched into the marble. Imagine the feats of sweat and glory that took place here for centuries as you stand surrounded by stone ruins and greenery. Visit the museum for an up-close look at excavated relics including the Temple of Zeus pediments and statues of Nike and Hermes.

After 2-3 hours immersed in the ancient world, contrast the area’s modern-day culture with a visit to contemporary Olympia. Enjoy leisure time to shop and explore before the return drive to Katakalo and your cruise ship.

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