Olympia & Archaeological Museum

4 hours | Katakolon (Olympia) | K A 1 - 2 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Olympia Archaeological Site
  • Olympia Archaeological Museum
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Get your walking shoes on for a tour that takes you through ancient Olympia where the Olympics began over 3 millenniums ago. After a 30-minute drive from the harbor in your motorcoach, you'll arrive to the gateway to Olympia. Your first destination is the Olympia Archaeological Site, home to the Temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Although just a chaotic heap of ruins today, the dimensions of the temple are truly impressive. The Temple of Hera is also yours to explore, as is Stadium where the Olympics began nearly 1,500 years ago. Here's where more than 40,000 spectators would fill the stadium to witness contests ranging from foot races to the pentathlon, and after nearly 1,500 years, the 2004 Olympic Games held the shot-put contest. A short walk away, the Archaeological Museum displays artifacts from the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, unearthed in over a century of excavation.

Special Notes:

In order to protect the historic environment, local regulations require motorcoaches to park approximately 1,200 yards from the exit of the Olympia site. The tour also involves extensive walking over gravel and uneven paths. Depending on parking, passengers may be asked to cross a bridge with 25 steps in order to reach the Archeological Museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Passengers with limited mobility should take this into consideration.

Flash photography is not allowed in the museum.

This tour uses headsets.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for guided tour of the Olympia Archaeological Site

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Time at site: 01:55
  • Free time at site: 20
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Walking distance: 1200
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes

Guided tour of the Olympia Archaeologica Museum

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Travel time: 00:05
  • Time at site: 01:00
  • Free time at site: 15
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Walking distance: 250
  • Steps: 20
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:30