Ancient Olympia On Your Own

Ancient Olympia On Your Own
Price: $85.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
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 paved, gravel, stones, packed dirt, uneven steps and inclined surfaces within the site. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Embark on a captivating 4.5-hour journey back in time to the birthplace of the Olympic Games with this self-guided tour of Olympia. For athletes or enthusiasts of the Olympic Games, this tour is an absolute must-do. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your pier in Katakolon to Olympia, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience. Although entrance fees are not included, this thrilling self-guided tour grants you the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks and attractions such as the Stadium and the Temple of Hera, allowing you to immerse yourself in the spirit of the Olympic Games.

Begin your self-guided tour by departing from your port destination in Katakolon, following a picturesque route to Olympia, the historic birthplace of the Olympic Games, renowned as one of the most celebrated sports gatherings worldwide. Here, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Stadium and envision the exhilarating energy that once permeated the air as athletes raced across a 200-meter track. Imagine the thrill of stepping onto the very same running track that ancient athletes once graced, with a crowd of 20,000 spectators cheering them on.

The Stadium also served as the venue for the women's athletic games, held in honor of the Greek goddess Hera, wife of the Greek god Zeus. Venture just beyond the Stadium and admire the Doric-style architecture of the Temple of Hera, one of Greece's oldest temples, distinguished by its single row of columns. Proceed to the Temple of Zeus, where you'll encounter the remains of a 5th-century B.C. structure crafted from limestone and marble, dedicated to the mighty deity. Historians speculate that religious rituals were conducted at the Temple of Zeus to pay homage to the gods before the commencement of each Olympic Games.

Capture a piece of history by turning on your camera and snapping Insta-worthy photos of the remnants of this ancient temple before concluding your visit and returning to your port destination. From treading the footsteps of ancient athletes on a historic running track to marveling at the architectural splendor of ancient temples, this excursion offers a wealth of captivating experiences to behold and enjoy. Secure your spot on this self-guided tour today and embark on a journey through time for an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime!

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 3, 6, 14, 32 or 49 guests maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking. The entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum is not included but can be paid directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour (approximately 12 EUR per adult, 6 EUR per guest over 65 years old, and free for guests under 5 years old).