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Tour - Olympia Arch. Museum & Site

DURATION: 4 ½ HOURS
KATAKOLON PIER - OLYMPIA: 45 MINUTES
SITE VISIT: 1 ½ HOURS
MUSEUM VISIT: 1 ½ HOURS
DEPART TO KATAKOLON: 45 MINUTES

The small fishing village of Katakolon is the gateway to the mystical site of Ancient Olympia, some twenty-five miles to the east. This tour will take you to the remarkable site of Olympia where the first Olympiad was held in 776 B.C. in honor of Olympian Zeus. Its setting could not be more idyllic: in the middle of a fertile valley with the rivers of Alphios and Kladhios flowing past.

The site was a sanctuary even before the Stadium was built and the games took place in the sacred area called Altis. The most imposing monument in this area was the outstanding Temple of Zeus housing the gold-and-ivory statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.


Continuing your tour you shall visit the archaeological museum that lays just a 5-minute walk from the site. Among the great finds of the area that are displayed here are the Head of Hera and the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. In addition you will be able to admire ornaments from the Temple of Zeus, the famous statue of Hermes created by Praxiteles and the helmet of Miltiades, the Athenian general during Athens' 'Gold Age'. At the end of the tour you will board your coach and return to the ship.

IMPORTANT!                             

    • The tour of the archaeological site is entirely on foot.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Rest room facilities at the site and museum.
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