Just Olympia

Just Olympia

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Excursion Length: Approx.  4 hours

(no extra charge if more time taken)

Your tour begins as you board your vehicle at the harbor bustling with brightly painted fishing boats, and drive 30 minutes towards the gateway to Olympia. Along the way, you’ll pass the modern region of Pyrgos and travel through the countryside between the Alfios and Kladeos Rivers. We will drive next to farms with vineyards, watermelons and countless olive groves.

On the way to Olympia, you will have the opportunity to learn all there is, not only about Katakolon and Olympia, but also about the whole region of Ilia. You will be informed about all there is to see in Olympia and you will be given useful tips that will help you make the most of your time.

What you will see:

The archaeological site of Olympia

Ancient Olympia is the archaeological site of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC. It is the site where the Olympic flame is rekindled and carried to the next game’s host site every four years.

 Highlights: View the Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the Shrine of Pelops, and the Council House

Olympia’s archaeological museum

In the museum, artifacts from the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus are on display, unearthed in over a century of excavation.

 Highlights: See the famous Hermes of Praxiteles, the statue of Nike, Greek sculptures, armor, and bronze figurines

Ancient Olympic Games Museum

Set in a beautiful neo-classical building overlooking Olympia, the building is dedicated to the ancient games.

Modern Town of Olympia

After an exploration of yesterday, the modern town of Olympia counts on a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The modern town is so close to the ancient part of Olympia that it can be easily reached on foot. There, you will find everything from jewelry and clothes to arts and crafts.

 

  • Famous Hermes of Praxiteles Statue
  • Market of Olympia
  • Museum of history of the Olympic Games
  • Olympia Stadium
  • Olympia

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Time Schedule

Option 1 - Escorded tour (Guide Chauffeur) - Transportation & guidance only on board

Exploring the Archaeological Site & Museum, the modern town of Olympia and the Ancient Olympic Games Museum

Not specific time schedule set. Guests will do their own thing, at their own time, distributing their time as they wish

Total Available Time:

3 hours

Option 2 - Guided tour – Transportation, guidance on board and guidance at the Archaeological site and the museum.

Exploring the Archeological Site

Approximately 1½ hours

(accompanied by a professional, licensed guide)

Exploring the Archeological Museum

Approximately 1 hour

(accompanied by a professional, licensed guide)

Exploring the modern town of Olympia and/or  the Ancient Olympic Games Museum

Approximately ½ hour

(free time with no guide along)

Type of Service

Escorded tour (Guide Chauffeur)

Number of passengers

Vehicle used

   

1 – 6 people

mini vans

(6 passenger seats)

   

7 – 8 people

mini buses

(8 passenger seats)

   

9 – 18 people

small coaches

(18 passenger seats)

   

19 – 48 people

full size coaches

(48 passenger seats)

   

Guided tour (Licenced Guide)

Guided Language:

Number of passengers

Vehicle used

   

1 – 6 people

mini vans

(6 passenger seats)

   

7 – 8 people

min buses

(8 passenger seats)

   

9 – 18 people

small coaches

(18 passenger seats)

   

19 – 48 people

full size coaches

(48 passenger seats)

   

Prices do not include: entrance fees (paid by participants on the spot) 12€ per person to enter the Archaeological Site & the Museum of Olympia Free admission for young people under 18

Important Notes:

Travel time from Katakolon to Olympia is 30 minutes

Either your escort or your guide will accompany you all the way up to the gate of the site to get the tickets for you

A guidebook (in many languages) will be provided for your exploration inside the archaeological site and the museum

A bottle of water will be offered to every guest

Restrooms are available at both the archaeological site and the museum

No flash photography or video inside the museum

Currency accepted is Euro (€)

What to Bring:

Camera
You will need Euros or credit card for your purchases (foreign currencies are not accepted in most places)

What to Wear:  

Comfortable walking shoes and a hat are recommended

Sun protection and sunglasses

Meeting Point

Meeting point Visit Katakolon has its office right opposite the port (we share our office with Avis Rent a Car). Thus, our clients do not experience any difficulties finding us, and do not waste any of their valuable time. Furthermore, before we leave or after we return to Katakolon our clients are more than welcome to use our Wi-Fi for free or use the restroom. Unlike us, all other companies offering Private Shore Excursions in Katakolon are waiting for their customers holding signs with names. It is often the case people to be searching for the agency they have booked with, for a considerable amount of time.

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