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Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history. Katakolo is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos, Greece. It is situated on a headland overlooking the Ionian Sea and separating the Gulf of Kyparissia from the rest of the Ionian.


Katakolon Shore Excursion, 4 HOURS

Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archeological Site and Archeological Museum

When you arrive in the Katakolon port, discover part of ancient Greece on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Learn about the origins of the Olympic Games as you visit the site of the former Olympic complex with your private guide. Walk around the remains of the first-ever Olympic stadium, the gymnasium, the Temple of Zeus and other ancient landmarks at the World Heritage-listed Archeological Site of Olympia and the Archeological Museum of Olympia. Then see how today’s locals live in modern Olympia as you enjoy free time to explore the city.



• Katakolon private shore excursion to Olympia

• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Archeological Site of Olympia

• Wander around the site of the original Olympic stadium 

• See the site of the Temple of Zeus

• Enjoy free time in modern Olympia to shop or get a snack

• Private tour with knowledgeable guide ensures a more personalized experience


While your cruise ship sits in port in Katakolon, embark on a journey to ancient Greece on this private shore excursion to Olympia. Relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle while your private tour guide shares interesting historical facts about the region. 

In Olympia, walk around 2,000-year-old monuments and buildings, and imagine the splendor of ancient Olympia, described as “the most beautiful place in Greece” by the Greek orator Lysias, who was famous for his speeches circa 400 BC.

With your private guide, visit the Archaeological Site of Olympia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where numerous exhibits are on display. Marvel at the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. See the remains of the first Olympic stadium, the gymnasium, the Palaestra and the Heraeon (also known as the Temple of Hera), the oldest temple in Olympia. 

Discover the beginnings of the Olympic Games at the Archeological Museum before heading off to modern Olympia. Enjoy an hour of free time in the city to explore or get a snack before you return to the Katakolon port.



o Port pickup and drop-off

o Transport by private vehicle

o Private guide


• Gratuities (optional)

• Food and drinks, unless specified



Contact Details

Name: Nikolas Zafiriou or Maria Renieri
Tel: +30-22860-21470
Fax: +30-22860-21475
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