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  1. Greece
  2. Elis
  3. Archaeological Site of Olympia

Private Olympia Archeological Site & Museum Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 19548
Join us on a half-day excursion to Ancient Olympia. We’ll show you the famous archaeological site and museum and the temple that once housed one of the Seven Ancient Wonders - the Statue of Zeus at Olympia.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Katakolon Port or your hotel in Olympia. Please contact us to arrange a specific pick-up point
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient Olympia archaeological site
  • Marvel at the Temple of Zeus
Full description
On our visit to Ancient Olympia, you’ll marvel at the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the gold and ivory statue of Zeus. Before it was destroyed by fire, the statue was listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You’ll also see the original stadium and bouleuterion, which housed the council of citizens.

You’ll make the 30-40 minute journey from the Katakolon Port to Olympia in air-conditioned comfort. On arrival you can explore Olympia at your own pace on our half-day tour, or with an experienced licensed guide if you have booked this option.

Tickets to enter the archaeological site and/or museum are available for purchase at the time of admission. The museum is just a short walk from the archaeological site. It is home to many priceless exhibits, including marble statues from the Temple of Zeus and a unique statue of Hermes, carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles.

After visiting the site and the museum, we’ll make a short stop in the village of Olympia, where you’ll have free time to explore.
Includes
  • Round-trip transfers
  • Air-conditioned vehicle (bus, or taxi for group of 3-4 persons)
  • Professional driver
  • All taxes
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide (for guests choosing an optional guide)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees (paid by guests at the time of admission: EUR 6 for the site or the museum; EUR 9 for both)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
This Tour is available to guests arriving in Katakolon by cruise ship or staying at an Olympia hotel.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Magda our guide provided us a spectacular Olympia experience.

Without Magda’s insightful guidance, ancient Olympia would have been just another walk through ruins. She brought the old columns and statues to life for our group! Highly recommend hiring a guided tour for this excursion.

June 21, 2019

Worth the trip

I think a lot of people skip Olympia because it is far from Athens but it is totally worth the drive, which is beautiful. Our guide dimitri was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour. Highly recommend

July 7, 2018

Great tour, great guide who knew his business

Aristotle was a very knowledgeable guide who was helpful ancd courteous. He was friendly and wanted to make sure all in the greoup understood what he was sayhing and was most patient.

October 26, 2012

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MTM dmc Ltd

Product ID: 19548