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Ancient Olympia: Archaeological Site and Museum Entry Ticket

Ancient Olympia: Archaeological Site and Museum Entry Ticket

Travel back in time to the site of the first Olympic Games, and the Unesco-listed ruins of Ancient Olympia. Go directly to the archaeological site of the ancient Olympia, one of the archaeological highlights of the Peloponnese.Stroll and admire the remains of temples. See the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple in the Peloponnese, considered by many to be the perfect example of Doric architecture.Next, visit The Temple of Hera, one of the oldest monumental temples in Greece. Explore the stadium, hippodrome, wrestling school, and gymnasium where Olympic athletes trained. Continue to the archaeological museum that presents the long history of the most-celebrated sanctuary of antiquity: the sanctuary of Zeus. Take in a vast number of finds from the excavations in the sacred precinct of the Altis.Conclude your visit wit a stop at The Museum of the History of the Olympic Games in Olympia. Learn the important history of the Olympic Games and hosts findings related to the period when the ancient games took place.

Katakolo Cruise Port: Roundtrip Transfer to Ancient Olympia

Katakolo Cruise Port: Roundtrip Transfer to Ancient Olympia

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.

Katakolo Port: Transfer to Ancient Olympia and VR Audio Tour

Katakolo Port: Transfer to Ancient Olympia and VR Audio Tour

Enjoy this convenient transfer from your cruise ship terminal at Katakolo Port, and head to the famous Ancient Olympia. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a VR Audio Tour where you can relive the past. Disembark from your cruise ship and find the local partner at the exit cruise terminal. Hop into an air-conditioned bus and start driving 30-minutes through the idyllic country side to Ancient Olympia. Reach Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games. Relive the past with a Virtual Reality application and listen to the fascinating audioguide in 8 languages. Admire the wonder and thrill of the original Olympic Games, which were held from 776 BC. to 393 AD. Enter the famous archaeological site of Olympia and marvel at the Temple of Hera, in front of which burns the Olympic Flame during modern day Olympic Games. See the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the Golden and Ivory statue of Zeus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and the original Stadium and Bouleuterion, monuments unlike any other, where once competitors swore an oath to conform to the rules. The tickets for the Museum and the Ancient Olympia Site are not included. From April to October the tickets are 12 Euro per person. From November to March they are 6 Euro per person. Near the Archaeological site is the modern village of Olympia that you can easily reach for shopping, souvenirs, or a quick lunch, coffee, and snacks. After a day full of history and culture you will return to the Katakolo village and port. Enter your cruise or spend some time at the picturesque village by the sea.

Olympia: Archaeological Site & Museum E-Ticket & Audio Guide

Olympia: Archaeological Site & Museum E-Ticket & Audio Guide

Experience Olympia at your own pace with an e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of Olympia. Put on your headphones and explore the Gymnasium and continue to meet The Palestra, getting acquainted with the Prytaneion, The Phillipeion, and The temple of Hera. Through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from ancient times. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to enjoy the archaeological site of Olympia and discover the truth behind the world-renowned mythological story.

4-Day Tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

4-Day Tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

Day 1: Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus, and pay a visit to the archaeological site and to the theatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Continue on to Nauplia for a short stop. Next, drive to Mycenae where you will visit the fascinating archaeological site. Depart for Olympia, passing through the central Peloponnese area and passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Finally, arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight stay. There is also a possibility of staying in Nauplia instead. (Dinner included). Day 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the state of the art suspension bridge, known as the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos, then continue to Delphi. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Delphi. (Breakfast and dinner included). Day 3: First, visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, passing through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Arrive in Kalambaka, and savor a dinner before your overnight stay. (Breakfast and dinner included). Day 4: In the morning, visit the breathtaking Meteora. In the early afternoon, start the drive back to Athens passing via Thermopylae and Kammena Vourla. (Breakfast included). This tour offers the opportunity to visit the most impressive historical Greek sites, giving you an insight into the glorious past of Greece.

Olympia Tour and Archeological Museum - All Included

Olympia Tour and Archeological Museum - All Included

Step into the footsteps of ancient athletes and gods on our tour to Ancient Olympia. Explore the historic site where the Olympic Games were born and where legends were made. Wander through the remnants of grand temples, athletic arenas, and sacred spaces that once hosted the world's most prestigious athletic event. As you stroll through the archaeological wonders, our expert guides will transport you back in time, regaling you with stories of athletic prowess, mythological tales, and the significance of this hallowed ground. Marvel at the Temple of Zeus, where the iconic Statue of Zeus once stood, and stand on the ancient starting line of the original Olympic track. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the region at the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia, where a treasure trove of artifacts and sculptures awaits. Feel the energy of the past as you soak in the history and culture that shaped our world.

3-Day Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites Tour from Athens

3-Day Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites Tour from Athens

This exciting 3-day and environmentally responsible tour takes you to the most important archaeological sites of classical Greece. Providing a superb introduction to some of the myths of the ancient world, you will visit the tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae, the Temple of Apollo and Oracle at Delphi, and the altar of the Olympic flame at Olympia. You will also make short stops in the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis, drive past the mighty Corinth Canal, and see the charming harbor town of Nafpaktos. Day 1: Epidaurus – Nayplia - Mycenae Following your departure from Athens, visit the Corinth Canal on the Saronic Gulf and admire the miraculous 19th-century feat of engineering. Continue to Epidaurus to tour the ancient theater, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to Nafplia, former capital of the First Hellenic Republic, and drive through the plain of Argos. Upon arrival in Mycenae, visit the ruins of the citadel and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Continue to Olympia for your overnight stay, traveling via the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis, where you can take short stops to stretch your legs or purchase souvenir items. Day 2: Olympia - Delphi Visit the archaeological remains of Olympia, site of the Olympic Games in classical times and sacred ground to the Ancient Greeks. Admire the Doric columns of the Temples of Zeus and Hera, see the remains of the Stadium, and go to the altar of the Olympic flame. Explore the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, located directly opposite the ruins and filled with excavated artifacts. Depart Olympia for Rion, and cross the Corinthian Bay via the new bridge to Antirion. Sit back and enjoy the ride along the coastal road to Delphi, passing the charming small harbor city of Nafpaktos. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova on the slopes of the Parnassus Mountains, before your overnight stay in Delphi. Day 3: Delphi - Athens Today, experience the mysterious atmosphere of Delphi up close, with a tour of the archaeological site perched high on the Parnassus Mountains. Once regarded as the center of the world, Delphi was connected to the worship of Gaia, or Mother Earth, and guarded by a Python dragon that was killed by Apollo. Visit the temple dedicated to Apollo and learn about the great Oracle of Delphi. Continue to the theater, where up to 5,000 spectators would watch plays, poetry readings, and festivals. Enjoy superb views of the Parnassus Mountains and valley from the top of the hill and explore an impressive collection of artefacts and relics associated with ancient Delphi at the Archaeological Museum. In the afternoon, make your way back to Athens, driving through the vine and olive tree-studded hills of Parnassus and the Valley of Phocis.

Private Guided Tour of Ancient Olympia

Private Guided Tour of Ancient Olympia

In 776 BC there was already an idea for peace at Olympia sanctuary. Initially the festival started as a local event that has become Panhellenic (all Greeks) in the next centuries. The culmination was reached in the Greek classical period of 5 century B.C. The world of the gods. of the heroes. of myths, and the sacrificial symposia formed the ethos of the ancient Greeks and defined them as a unique moment in the history of humanity. The institution contributed decisively to the unity of the Greeks, equality,  peace, humanism and good competition which are among the characteristics of this period.  The harmony of body and mind evolved through sport and philosphy. The harmony is reflected in the statues of the gods and the myths.  This is a private guided walking tour of almost 2.5 hours in the Ancient Olympia. The tour goes through the sacred grove of Zeus with all the religious and auxiliary buildings.

From Athens: 4-Days Classical Tour with Meteora

From Athens: 4-Days Classical Tour with Meteora

Day 1: Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then, proceed to the town of Nafplio (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then, depart for Olympia through central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games (dinner) Day 2: In the morning, visit the archaeological site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium, the spot where the torch of the modern Olympic Games is lit and the Archaeological Museum. Then, drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge that crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea. Arrive in Delphi (dinner and overnight) Day 3: In the morning, visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, surrounded by gigantic rocks (dinner and overnight) Day 4: Visit Meteora, a striking scenery perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road to Leonida's Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.

Ancient Olympia: Private Tour site, museum, bee farm, winery

Ancient Olympia: Private Tour site, museum, bee farm, winery

Our drivers will pick you up from Katakolo port or a nearby hotel and drive you to Ancient Olympia (around 40 minutes drive). You will arrive at the Archaelogical site of Olympia where you can stay for around 1 hour, then you will want to explore the Archaeological museum of Olympia (around 1 hour is needed).Our team can arrange for you a virtual tour of Ancient Olympia. Then we suggest you take a break and walk around the market of Olympia town where you can buy some souvenirs or have a nice coffee or snack. After that you will get into your private car and our driver will take you to Klios Honey farm where you can get a nice taste of the honey production and explore different products made from honey. (stay around half hour). Then we suggest you visit Olympia Land winery, where wine lovers will expierence the love and passion for the cultivation of vineyards and the creation of special wines. The order of the mentioned stops may change upon availability or unseen circumstances. At the end ot the tour our driver will take you back to your starting point. The tour will leave you with the best possible memories of Ancient Olympia!

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What people are saying about Pelópion

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4.7
(134 reviews)

Firstly I would like to say that we had a fantastic tour. Our driver, Dimitris, drove us well from place to place and acted as a tourist guide in between. The description in the version when we booked the tour was a bit confusing. It says "skip the ticket lines". The tickets are valid for the museum and the archaeological site. Tickets can be purchased at the museum ticket office or online. Our tour started very early, so there was no queue at the ticket desk. There were no queues to speak of at the entrance to the archaeological site. My recommendation: If you also want to visit the museum, you should get there very early (we were there at around 09:00). Without visiting the museum, I would buy the ticket online in advance next time (the description of the excursion should be corrected here!). For the actual Olympia area, you should buy a travel guide if necessary and plan a tour of the area in advance. We enjoyed the visit and the recommandation of a local restaurant (Thallo).

We are still in bus and i must say the tour is a great value for time and money . Everything is planned so well and so is it executed amazingly . Our guide Sophia was just superb and amazing , she was very accomadating and has a great sense of humour too . Mario our driver drove us well and safe . Extremly happy with the tour !!

The guide on the bus from cruise port to Olympia spoke in both English and German, didn't need the German part however the tour through Olypia was 100% English. Kathlina, our guide through Olympia was very knowledgeable and personable. Very good tour. I got to run the 200 metre track just to say I did it.

Very well organised. Brilliant transfer from port to Olympia. We had a very knowledgeable guide around the site and the museum. We didn’t get chance to stop at a village on the way back but to be honest I think this isn’t necessary. More time in Olympia is far more important.

The archaeological site and museum were fascinating…2800 years of history!