Duration 8 hours
Pick up point: Katakolon Port
At the port of Katakolon you will meet your licensed tour guide who will be with you throughout your visit to provide detailed explanations.
Olympia Greece was home to the Greek Olympic games for over a millennium. It is probably one of the most important and interesting archeological site in Greece- if not the world!
What you can expect to see on this full day tour of Olympia…
ANCIENT OLYMPIA ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE:
Excavations started in 1875, and have been ongoing ever since. This site has brought to light some of the most fascinating cultural findings of the ancient Hellenic world. At the archeological site, visitors will have the chance to see: The Ancient Stadium, The Temple of Hera, The Phillapeum, The Temple of Zeus, The Phidias workshop, The Palaestra, The Leonideum. The ancient race track of Olympia was made of clay and stretched over 600 feet. Interestingly enough, the ancient lineal measurement was by the foot (pous or podos). The Temple of Zeus was the largest doric temple in the Peloponnese. Its purpose was to house the gold and the ivory statue of Zeus.
ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ANCIENT OLYMPIA:
The Archaeological Museum of Olympia is one of the most important museums in Greece. The museum exhibition houses findings from the excavations in the sacred precinct of the Altis, dating back to prehistoric times and to the Early Christian period. Visitors can also expect to see a rich collection of sculptures, bronze, and the vast collection of terracotta.
MODERN TOWN OF OLYMPIA:
The town of Olympia offers a great chance to shop and dine. Visitors will have a chance to explore the town and shop for jewelry and souvenirs. The town is located about a 5-10 minute walk from the ancient site.
The Mercouri Estate is located in the Western Peloponnese on the plateau of the Ichthis peninsula. The estate is over 150 years old, specializing in the production of wine, olive oil
and in the olden days, Corinthian grapes also known as currants. The estate belongs to the Mercouri family, who have ancestry in the Peloponnese and all over the Greek continent. This is a great chance for visitors to try and purchase some wine, along with some authentic traditional products.
The port offers some delicious fresh seafood. This is a great opportunity for visitors to try some local food before returning onto the ship.
1- Depart pier and drive to Ancient Olympia- 45 Minutes
2- Tour the site of Ancient Olympia- 2 Hours
3- Visit Museum- 45 Minutes
4- Tour the Museum of Olympia (or visit Modern Olympia)- 2 Hour
5. Drive to Winery 30 minutes
6. Visit Winery and wine taisting 1 hour and 30 minutes
7- Drive back to Pier- 30 Minutes
Vehicle, fuels, tolls (wherever exist), parking fee,
English-speaking driver, English or French-speaking guide, insurance covery of the passengers up to 500,000 euro in total, VAT and all taxes.
*Entrance fees in archaeological and historical sites, hotel accommodation wherever needed, beverages and meals.
Olympia Archaeological Site – per person 6 euro
Olympia Museum – per person 6 euro
Combined Ticket for Both Sites- per person 9 euro
Child (under 17 with passport) Free
Wine Tasting including Snacks – per person 20 euro
Sundays or Holidays: * Supplement per vehicle 140 euro
* Charge for driver and tour guide based on labor legislation in Greece.
* NOTE: !!! Our Guides are LICENSED and Members of the Union official Guides in Greece.
** NOTE: !!! Our Drivers are Professionals and English speaking.
Please note that not allowed Taxi drivers, Minivan drivers and Bus drivers to do the job of the tour guides, this is prohibited by Greek law.
The tour guide profession is protected by the Greek legislation
Our Company from its establishment until now, works only with official, professional, licensed tour guides.
Please note that in case you may wish to book aprivate tour through our website, in no way means that you are obliged to follow the exact route of showing the proposed tour.
You have the ability to change the order of the sites, to remove or add attractions, provided it does not exceed the time duration and distances that you have already booked.
We are flexible to any changes that you may wish during your private tour, our aim is your complete satisfaction.
Our drivers and our licensed tour guides are at your disposal in order to provide you with the best service.
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