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Private Ancient Olympia and a Taste of Greece

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Ages 3 and under are free.
Private Ancient Olympia and a Taste of Greece
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Upon leaving the small fishing village of Katakolon, you will travel 25-miles through the countryside before reaching the ancient site of Olympia.

Olympia is one of the most famous sites of all the ancient Greek sanctuaries hosting the Olympic Games every four years for over 12 centuries. Here you will find an expansive area of ruins scattered among low hanging trees dating from the Bronze Age (3000 BC - 1200 BC) through the Byzantium (330 BC - 453 CE). An impressive array of artifacts unearthed during excavations are on exhibition at the nearby Olympia Museum.

The most imposing monument in this area was the outstanding Temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today, you'll only find the ruins of the temple, and the gold and ivory statue has disappeared, but you can imagine how grand it was. Broken columns of the Temple of Hera and remains of other monuments still rest in the once sacred grove. You can enter the famous Stadium, through a long tunnel-like passage and stand where many ancient athletes competed.

After exploring the historic site and taking many photos, finish off your Olympian experience with the flavors and sounds of Greece while enjoying a savory selection of appetizers accompanied by ouzo, a dry anise-flavored liqueur. As the tour comes to an end, you will return to the port in Katakolon.

The tour includes transportation to and from Olympia, entrance fees, and the savory appetizers and ouzo. Souvenirs and snacks beyond those provided in the cost of the trip will be at your expense.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket)
Food/Beverage Provided
Greek-style meatballs, sausage, cheese pie,cucumber, tomato, olives, tzatziki. Ouzo, beer or wine
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are also recommended.
Restrictions
Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21. 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. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. WC facilities are available at the Archaeological site.
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