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Ancient Olympia
Katakolon Shore Excursions - Ancient Olympia


 



This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from your Hotel or the Port in Katakolon
  • Private Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Walking Tour
  • Included Interior Visits- Ancient Olympia, Archaeological Museum
Please Note: The prices shown below are not valid on Sundays or local National Holidays. If your only day in this city is Sunday, please Contact Us for pricing and availability.

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Tour Number:
GKATA-01

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2 People - $416 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $292 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $224 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $184 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $156 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $138 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $123 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Antiquities
Length: 4 Hours
Walking: Difficult - uneven surfaces
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Licensed Guide
Languages: English

Katakolon / Olympia Shore Excursion - This private tour visits the site of Ancient Olympia and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia which houses treasures which have been found at the site.

After meeting your guide you immediately depart for the remarkable site of Olympia, where the first Olympiad was held in 776 B.C. in honor of the Olympian Zeus. Its setting could not be more idyllic: in the middle of a fertile valley with the rivers of Alphios and Kladhios flowing past.

Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the site which was a sanctuary even before the Stadium was built and the games took place in the sacred area called Altis. The most imposing monument in this area was the outstanding Temple of Zeus housing the gold-and-ivory statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

The Temple of Hera, the Prytaneion, and the Philippeion were also monuments standing in the sacred grove. The famous Stadium, the largest of its day with a capacity of 45,000 spectators, is entered through a long, tunnel-like passage, constructed in Roman times.

After visiting the ancient site you will visit the archaeological museum which is close by. Among the great finds of the area that are displayed here are the Head of Hera and the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. You will also admire ornaments from the Temple of Zeus, the famous statue of Hermes created by Praxiteles and the helmet of Miltiades, the Athenian general during Athens' 'Gold Age.'

At the end of the tour you return to the pier in Katakolon.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Katakolon tours and Katakolon Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Katakolon tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive to Ancient Olympia - 40 Minutes
  • Tour the site of Ancient Olympia - 1.5 Hours
  • Walk to Museum - 10 Minutes
  • Tour the Museum of Olympia - 1 Hour
  • Drive back to Katakolon - 40 Minutes