Olympia Hiking & Swimming Tour!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

116353


Categories

Food and Wine, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids must be able to walk around 10 km (over 8 years old) and always under parents' supervision. For infants less than 18 kg appropriate backpack is available.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

French (basic), English (advanced)

Enjoy the spectacular landscape of Olympia countryside in a delicious way!


This tour is mostly designated for cruise-ship passengers which they have not so much time available and want to combine a walk along the rocky coast of Olympia's port Katakolo, with swimming at "private" beaches which hiding into the rocks. At the end of our walk we'll enjoy authentic greek dishes in a traditional tavern with gaze on the sea and endless divine wine.
No matter what season you'll decide to cross the landscape of Olympia, you'll receive the best satisfaction for your senses and mind. Alpine grasslands till tropical beaches & endless vineyards till pristine oak forests pass under your boots.
So don't hesitate to ask for alternative treks upon the season.
If you have at least 6 hours available time, a cool and funny idea to avoid hiking under merciless sun, is trekking into the valley where couple labors of demigod Hercules took place. The chase of Erymanthus boar and the fight with Centaurs. Enjoy diving into the crystal waters into a background which comes from the mist of ancient myths.

Itinerary

Distance: Approx. 10 Km
Ascent: 70 m
Terrain: Uneven (sand, dirt road, rocky paths).
If you are coming by cruise-ship, the trail-head will be the Train Station of picturesque Katakolo port (approx. 600 m North of the dock).
At first we follow the sandy beach till the footsteps of the hill, where we ascent gently through a dense cypress forest. At the top of the hill just across the ruined medieval fortress, we'll have the pleasure to admire the wonderful view over St Andrews bay till the distant Zakynthos & Kefallonia islands. Passing through a characteristic Mediterranean landscape, we reach several isolate beaches for swimming & snorkeling. Finally, we finish our tour, enjoying some traditional snacks of Greek cuisine in the shade of trees.
It's very rare to have adverse weather conditions for long. In the extremely rare case that it's impossible to make our tour on foot, we can arrange a driving tour in the area.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Train Station at Katakolo's Port, Hotel, or any other desirable place in the area.

End location: Same as above.

Duration: 5 hours

As it's a walking tour, take into consideration that we have to cover about 10 km in that time including any leisure activities as swimming and lunch. Your level of fitness and in very rare case weather conditions is the only factor that might affect our tour.

Transportation

WALKING TOUR

What’s Included

Other: Private hiking tour with a knowledgeable, local guide.
SAG wagon (AWD back-up support vehicle) in case of somebody feel uncomfortable to continue the tour on foot.
Picnic-Lunch!
Gift bag with excellent local products.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - You don't need to pay any extras during the tour but tips, as lunch is included.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Other: Any personal expenses like gifts or souvenirs.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide for historical monuments in Greece and I'm not formally authorized to guide you inside them.

A Recent Review of this tour

Awesome!!! Great tour! Olympia is an amazing place! Even in the heart of winter so Green and Sunny! And Greek delicacies snacks were the best surprises from Vassilios. Definitely, we'll come back again!
Guillermo Amaya Paniagua

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