√ 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 beaches, monasteries, wineries and olive groves.
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.