Private Ancient Olympia and Archaeological Museum

From $50.00/person to $1,025.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 47 guests maximum. Groups with more than 47 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours and 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise 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 and packed dirt surfaces. Many are uneven and/or on inclines. There are some uneven steps. At the site, walking will be over even and uneven surfaces, rough ground. At the Museum walking will be on paved surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible but is suitable for those physically assisted. WC facilities are available at the Archaeological site.

A short drive with your private guide from the port of Katakolon will bring you to the ancient city of Olympia, and to 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 return 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.

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 47 guests maximum. Groups with more than 47 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please consider this information when booking.