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

Katakolo: Olympia Archaeological Site Shore Excursion

Product ID: 198670
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Discover the birthplace of the Olympic Games on this 4-hour self-guided shore excursion from Katakolo.
About this ticket
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Spanish, English, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire the ruins of the first ever Olympic Games
  • See the spot where the Olympic flame is lit every four years
  • Snap photos of the ancient track and field course
  • Enjoy a professional transfer service during which you can ask any questions you may have
Full description
Discover all of Olympia's major attractions in a short space of time on this half-day shore excursion. First, visit the ancient stadium where all sports took place. Admire the first-ever Olympic running track which is over 200 meters long. 

Next, head to the Temple of Zeus which is located near the stadium. Marvel at the ruins of this ancient site, constructed in the 5th-century BC. Your next stop is the Temple of Hera, one of the oldest temples in Greece.  Here you can admire the statue of Hermes and see the spot where the Olympic flame is lit every four years.

Finally, head to the Olympia Museum. Admire several antiquities from different periods and artifacts from excavations of the surrounding area. See statues such as the statue of Nike Paionios and Hermes of Praxiteles. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your cruise terminal in time for your ship departure.
  • Cruise terminal pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver
  • Local guide
  • Photo opportunities
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Food or drink, which can be purchased at a café
  • Gratuities (15-20% of the tour cost for the guide is recommend)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with epilepsy

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Upon debarkation, please proceed through the cruise terminal and exit through the security area. The tour representative will be waiting for you between the post office and public toilets outside the security area.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Please note that this is a transfer-only service, entrance fees are not included in the price of this activity. Entrance is free for those under 18 and costs €12 for 19 to 65-year-olds.
• Please wear comfortable, seasonal weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
• Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation with ease.
• This tour is not recommended for those with any mobility issues as you will be walking over uneven surfaces and varied ground conditions.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
• Please note that lunch is not included on this tour, but food is available for purchase at the location.
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Product ID: 198670