Private Ancient Olympia and Archaeological Museum
A short drive with your private guide from the port of Katakolon will bring you to the ancient city of Olympia; one of the most important sanctuaries of antiquity dedicated to Zeus, the father of the gods. Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic games and where they were hosted every four years for over 12 centuries. The area, of great natural beauty, has been inhabited uninterruptedly since the 3rd millennium BCE. In the late Mycenaean period (1600 BCE to 1100 BC) it became a religious center.
Once at Olympia you'll visit the most important archaeological sites of the Temples of Zeus and Hera (the wife of Zeus and queen of the ancient Greek gods), the Council House (an assembly house for local legislators), the Shrine of Pelops (king of Pisa in the Peloponnese), the Treasury, Palaestra, Gymnasium, Guest House, Priest's House, and the Stadium with its starting line made of stone.
After admiring the ancient monuments, you'll visit the museum to view the collection of statues, pediments, and sculptures from the site including the magnificent statue of Hermes by Praxiteles, an outstanding masterpiece standing in the museum's place of honor.
After exploring Olympia and taking many pictures, you will be returned to the port of Katakolon to rejoin your ship.
The tour includes transportation to and from Olympia and entrance fees. Souvenirs and snacks are not included in the cost of the trip and will be at your expense.