Ancient Olympia and Archaeological Museum

Ancient Olympia and Archeological Museum
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience ancient history firsthand as you explore Olympia, the birthplace of the first Olympic Games
  • Marvel at the Temple of Zeus and the remains of the Temple of Hera, still hosting the Olympic flame lighting
  • Test your athletic prowess just like ancient Olympians did, with the original Olympic stadium as your backdrop
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia to admire treasures from the Olympic site, including statues, shields, and sculptures
  • Secure this once-in-a-lifetime, 4.5-hour tour today
Price: $89.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours and 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are also recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. WC facilities are available at the Archaeological site.

Step back in time as you journey to ancient Olympia, the historic site where the inaugural Olympic Games took place from 776 BCE to 393 CE. Today, it remains the exclusive location where the Olympic torch is ceremoniously ignited. Once on the site you will visit the facilities of the athletes, including the gymnasium and palestra where only male athletes trained in the nude as a tribute to the Gods.

Don't hesitate to visit the famous Temple of Zeus, dedicated to the Olympian Zeus, head of the Olympian gods. The temple was the largest one in the Greek mainland. It also, hosted the renowned gold and ivory statue of Zeus which was one of seven Wonders of the ancient world!

Stroll through the Temple of Hera, revered as the domain of the queen of the Greek gods. Today, it stands as the pulsating center of the Olympic site, serving as the revered site where the Olympic flame is ceremoniously ignited every two years, heralding the commencement of both the winter and summer Olympics! Follow your guide to the original Olympic stadium and the largest one in Ancient Greece! Feel the unique vibes of the site and imagine you are competing before the eyes of 45000 visitors cheering you on!

A short 10 minute walk will take you to the Archaeological museum of Olympia. Enjoy the treasures unearthed from the Olympic site, included statues, shields and sculptures. Admire the marble statues of the Temple of Zeus and get up close and personal with the only statue of Hermes, carved by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles. Wrap up your tour with a complimentary olive oil tasting and shopping opportunity at a local market before you return to the port. Relive the excitement of the first Olympic games when you sign up for this 4.5 hour tour today.

Please Note: The entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum is not included in the tour price but can be paid directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. Adults are 12 EUR, guests over 65 years old are 6 EUR, and guests under 25 years old are 6 EUR. Children under 5 years old are free. There is also a fee of 3 EUR per person (not included) for the wireless tour guide system, also known as WHISPERS, which must be paid to the operator on the day of the tour.