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Make the most of your time in Katakolon port with this private, half-day shore excursion to Olympia. The sanctuary of Ancient Greece and the site of the classical Olympic Games, Olympia is one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites. With your own personal guide, you’ll check off highlights such as the Temple of Zeus, the Bouleuterion and, of course, the original Olympic stadium. You’ll also have ample free time to explore modern Olympia or visit the Museum of the Olympic Games.


  • Private shore excursion from Katakolon to Olympia
  • Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the sites of the Temple of Zeus and the original Olympic stadium
  • Enjoy free time in modern Olympia
  • Private tour with knowledgeable guide ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia and Archeological Site

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia and Archeological Site

While you’re in port in Katakolon, discover the birthplace of the Olympic Games on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle as you make your way east to the ancient site. It is here where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC in honor of Zeus; the games continued until approx. 394 AD when Emperor Theodosius I abolished them because he considered them reminiscent of paganism. Follow your local guide through the site, listening to interesting facts about the area.

At the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Archeological Site of Olympia, marvel at the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This site was also the home of the original stadium and the Bouleuterion (the administration building). Today, you can see the Bouleuterion remains as an early Greek temple with a square horseshoe shape and tiered seating arrangements.

Then enjoy an hour of free time in modern Olympia to shop or relax at one of the numerous cafes. Wander around the town hall, designed by the renowned Greek architect Aris Konstantinides, or visit the small Museum of the Olympic Games.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Katakolon port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Janet U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

fabulous tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

We had the best guide ever on this tour. Also, our tour was only 10 people so it was easy to ask questions and hear commentary. I learned so much on this tour. It was well worth the time. Thanks


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

A good tour.


4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

Very good tour

Darlene S

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

This was not a guided tour so we were on our own to explore Olympia and archeological site.

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