Katakolo Cruise Port: Roundtrip Transfer to Ancient Olympia

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Activity provider: Grekaland Travel

Katakolo Cruise Port: Roundtrip Transfer to Ancient Olympia

Activity provider: Grekaland Travel

From US$ 17.44 per person

Take the fastest transfer to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Explore the archaeological site on your own and return right on time for your cruise departure.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Enjoy hassle-free roundtrip transfer from the cruise port to Ancient Olympia
  • Explore the archaeological site and opt for visiting the modern Olympia
  • Get back to the port on time with the same safe bus transfer
  • Walk around on your own and see the Temple of Hera and the Olympic flame
  • Admire the Temple of Zeus, once home to one of the seven wonders of the world
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Explore the Archeological Site of Olympia on your own with a roundtrip transfer from the Katakolo Cruise port. Drive through the scenic mainland of western Peloponnese and explore the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Return to the port, just in time for your cruise departure.

Meet your guide outside of the cruise terminal and board an air-conditioned bus to Ancient Olympia. Buy your admission ticket upon arrival and enter the archeological site. Learn of the origin of the Olympic Games in classical times, held from 776 BC until 393 AD.

Marvel at the Temple of Hera and the Olympic flame that burns outside during the modern-day games. See the Temple of Zeus that once housed one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Golden and Ivory statue of Zeus.

Witness where competitors once swore an oath to honor the rules at the Stadium and Bouleuterion. Feel free to explore at your own pace and choose to visit the modern Village of Olympia for shopping or a traditional meal.

Take a moment to swim at the nearby beach before returning to your awaiting cruise ship.

  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise port
  • 3-hours of free time in Olympia
  • Admission ticket to the archeological site
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your host just outside the cruise terminal at Greca Land Travel Agency

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Passport, copy accepted
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

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Vasilika the guide was great, adding good explanations on the bus and good recommendations to eat. The only thing to comment is the map that is indicating the address for meeting point is a bit wrong. Me and others bypassed the travel agency and continued forward following the map. That needs to be changed. The agency is at the very start of the street.

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September 20, 2022

Nice reception at the agreed meeting point. Creek Land is a shop with blue awnings. Everyone got a bottle of water for free. The lady also accompanied us to the Olympics on the bus. A little bit about the country and its people. Even with the punctual pick-up at the agreed point, the lady welcomed us again. Everything perfect

August 14, 2022

Well organized transport. Some uncertainty about time. If Duration says 4 hours, this turned out to be the time you can spend in olympia . Travel time there and back is added to this. About 40 minutes out . We had booked at 10.00, but heard the evening before that the departure from the port was at 9.15. Something to keep in mind when traveling on a cruise ship.

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May 22, 2022

Product ID: 412130