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The Highlights of Olympia

The Highlights of Olympia

Experience the area like a real insider! Katakolon is a small picturesque fishing village on the west coast of the Peloponnese where many cruise ships anchor to visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
Our team is always pleased to share the renowned Greek hospitality with you and will cover key places to visit, attractions, food, drink and shopping destinations in luxury, comfort and hassle-free.
When arriving in Katakolon on a cruise ship, The Highlights of Olympia tour is the perfect solution for you!

Destination: Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Katakolon

Duration: 5 hours, 7 hours

Type of tour: Private Tours

Languages: English, Spanish, Greek

Type of vehicle: chauffeured private car, coach, mini bus, minivan, taxi

 

Our top-rated tour that brings you the best of Ancient Olympia. This program includes not only a visit to the archaeological site but also its exceptional museum. It is ideal for those who wish to explore all the highlights of Olympia itself and its surroundings; flexible enough to fit in all your desired additional activities and destinations. Bring this tour to your measures by choosing among the local beachesmonasterieswineries and olive groves.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Katakolon Port – Your meeting point will be within the port of Katakolon. On the way to Olympia, your local certified tourist guide will provide you with all the historical and cultural background of the area.

 

Visit the Olympia Archaeological Site with a local certified tourist guide – Listed as one of the monuments of the word heritage of UNESCO, this beautiful archaeological park is sure to reward you! Upon arrival at Olympia, you will be assisted to buy the tickets in order to avoid waiting in a long queue.

 

Discover the land where the Olympic torch is lit. – Admire the ancient training facilities, the famous gymnasium and grasp the opportunity to run in the Olympic stadium. Make your own olive wreaths and challenge each other for the crown! Share your thoughts about the wonders of the ancient world under the shady trees – one of them was here!!! The golden and ivory statue of Zeus was once housed in his Temple.

 

Walk to the nearby Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia – A 5-minute walk will bring you to the treasures of the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia. The museum is a real revelation! It houses the antiquities from the site excavations, such as the Hermes of Paxiteles statue, the statue of Nike and the Pediments of the Temple of Zeus. Everything is ORIGINAL!

 

Spend some free time in the modern village of Olympia – Spend some time in the modern village of Olympia to relax, grab one of the famous Greek souvlakia and enjoy some shopping at one of the many souvenir and jewelry workshops.

 

Enjoy a free wine and olive oil tasting at a local Association of Agriculture – Grasp the opportunity to experience a free wine and olive oil tasting from the famous Greek olives and blends of olive oil to the superb local wines and local delicacies. Tingle your taste buds as you try the different products and enjoy some shopping at the adjacent market.

We offer more options so as to make the most of your visit:

 

Take a dip in the Ionian Sea at the Beaches of Agios Andreas, Skafidia or Kourouta – An ideal way to cool-off and unwind over a snack or refreshing drink. These seaside areas offer the perfect combination of endless blue and an amazing view of the Ionian Sea. The clean beaches are deal for families with young children since the waters are crystal clear and safe. Sunbed, showers, changing cabinets and Wi-Fi are provided free of charge.

 

Live the exquisite wine-tasting experience at one of the family-owned wineries – Off the beaten track, the “wine road” leads you to the local wineries with their extensive history in the production of wine and olive oil. They belong to families with a variety of interests, but a particular love of the earth. One can visit not only the wine production facilities, the vineyards and olive groves, but also taste the products of the famous Greek land.

 

Get an insight into the Greek Orthodox religion at Kremasti Monastery –  The local Monastery of Kremasti is located in a small village near Olympia. Literally hanging off the rock, one can easily see how it got its name. Standing majestically at an imposing height, its size and its architecture as it appears to be suspended from the rocky mountainside. The chatty nuns living there are always willing to share their stories with their visitors.

 

Included:

√ Guided tour by an English-speaking certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism

 

√ Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned vehicle

 

√ Professional driver

 

√ Insurance coverage during bus transfers

 

Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7

 

Not included:

Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch

 

Entrance fees

 

Gratuities

Why book The Highlights of Olympia Shore Excursion

 

√ Reserve your shore excursion with our Katakolon team on a hassle-free and time-saving journey to Olympia while avoiding the inconveniences of the crowded coaches.

 

Upon arrival, your driver will welcome you within the port area, holding a sign with your name.

 

Travel in luxury and comfort in a brand-new air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle.

 

Our team provides certified tourist guides by the Greek Ministry of Tourism with the license to conduct tours within archaeological sites & museums in Greece.

 

We guarantee a 100% safe and punctual return to the port.

 

Combine services at other Greek ports of call and enjoy a discount of 10% on your Olympia tour if you book more than one tour OR/AND transfer.

How to book

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Complete the online booking form

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Our tour specialist will look into your request and will send you a PayPal payment request for a small deposit

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After the deposit has been made, you will receive your payment confirmation along with a voucher, a map and all the details of your meeting point

 

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Admission

Ticket for archaeological site & museum: 12€ per person
Reduced ticket: senior citizens with EU passport
Free of charge: students with EU student ID and under 18 years old

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Need Help?

Elena Aggeli - Olympia Insider
Certified Tourist Guide - Travel Services in Greece
Papandreou Street, Ancient Olympia, Z.C. 27065
0030 2621026781
0030 6972297477 (Mob & WhatsApp)
elena@olympiainsider.com

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