Inspiration Ventures Olympia best shore excursion takes you ‘Inside the world of the ancient Olympic Games.’  Experience the magic of Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, one of the top world destinations and a Unesco Cultural Heritage Site.

The tour is designed for the traveler interested in the history of the Games, as well as experiencing firsthand the ancient site and its treasures. Visit to the Museum of Olympia to experience great masterpieces of art, such as the huge pediments of the Temple of Zeus and the Hermes of Praxiteles. Your expert guide will bring the history of Olympia to life as you walk through the site and discover the world of the athletes who once competed here following the Classical Ideal striving for excellence.

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On disembarking your cruise ship at the port of Katakolon, your private, licensed guide will welcome you at the terminal. After a scenic drive of approximately 45 minutes through the fertile plain of Elis in your a/c Mercedes van, you will reach Olympia.   Visit the ancient sanctuary of Zeus and its fascinating remains including the Gymnasium, the Palestra, the original Olympic stadium and the temple of Zeus where the statue of the god, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood.  Continue with a visit to the Olympia Museum, which houses many works of art including the statue of Hermes of Praxiteles and the huge pediments of the temple of Zeus. End the day with leisure time to explore the village of Olympia before returning to Port. 
  •  The sacred Altis, Sanctuary of the Gods  
  • The original Olympic Stadium
  • The temple of Zeus, the temple of Hera, the Palestra, the workshop of Phidias and the Olympic flame altar
  • The Museum of Olympia where statue of Hermes of Praxitles
  • The natural setting of the site in a pine clad plain at the confluence of Alphios and Kladeos rivers.
  • Leisure time to explore the colorful village
 
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • Guided Tour and Entrance fees to the site of Olympia and the Olympia Museum.
  • Start to Finish services of Inspiration Ventures Tour Guide
  • Private Mercedes motor coach transportation
 TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide & Driver
 Prices start from 153 € per person (based on 4 travellers)

 

  • For touring  Olympia  we suggest  comfortable casual clothes and good walking shoes for visiting the sites
  • Hats, sunscreen and a bottle of water are recommended as temperatures can be high during the summer months.
  • Bottled water is suggested as local water is heavy in minerals.  
  • Big bags and backpacks are not allowed in most sites & Museums. They are usually kept at the entrance and returned to you after the visit.
  • Remember to bring along your cameras. You will have great photo moments.  Please note that in Museums and Sites it is not allowed to pose by a statue for a picture.
  • Make sure you never leave unattended bags, cameras and personal items.
  • Consider about 2 miles walking during the day, although the site is situated in a rather flat plain, there is uneven ground and cobblestone paths.
  • An expert, licensed guide will add value and enjoyment to your visit to Olympia.