Experience the area with a local expert (up to 6 people)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

79387


Categories

Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Greek (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

6 hour tour (for up to 6 participants)


You will be picked up from the port by a luxury type and fully air-conditioned private minivan and a professional non smoking driver, as well by me personally. We will drive for approximately 35 min. from the port to Olympia, where you will board a private tour of the archaeological site and the museum. In case you would like to shorten the tour, or only visit the site and not the museum, we can do that as well.
Since this will be a private tour for you, we can even change details of it that day.
The rest of the time we will have in our disposal, you can enhance your experience choosing one of the following activities:
- A cooking class
- A private home meal
- Greek dining experience at a local restaurant
- Visit a local winery
- Beach getaway
- Visit one of the area's monasteries
- Visit a real olive oil press
- Visit a beekeeper's farmhouse
- Visit a local sculptor's marble workshop
After we enjoy all the familiarization with the locals, we will drive and drop you off back to the port.

Itinerary

Once you arrive in Katakolon you have a variety of things to do and places to visit.
We have selected to show you the best Ancient Olympia has to offer and combined them in such way that your tour will be comprehensive but not tight.
The drive from Katakolon to Olympia is about 35 minutes and goes through the lush and fertile valley of Ellis. You will pass by a lot of vineyards, seasonal grows like tomatoes, watermelons, cotton, corn and big olive grows.
When in Ancient Olympia we will find the Olympic Games site on the foothills of Kronios hill. The site itself is overwhelming with the ancient ruins and beautiful nature alternating.
The walk through the site passing the gymnasiums, the temple of Zeus, the alter of Hera where the Olympic torch is always lit as well as the ancient stadium is a unique experience.
Next to the site is the archaeological museum where we will see among others things, the pediments of the temple of Zeus.
After that we will explore the rest of the area and we will drive you back.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting point of Katakolon port.

End location: We will drop you off back at the dock where your ship will be.

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

We will pick you up from the meeting point in Katakolon, next to where the ships dock, with a private minivan.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Full guidance for 6 hours and private transportation by a luxurious minivan driven by a profesional, non smoking driver.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

12 euro - 12 euro p.p. is the cost of the entrance tickets to the site and the museum. You will also need some cash, to buy a drink or lunch, but also for the selected extra activity (if there is any).

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Food, beverages, extra activity's cost (if any), entrance fees and gratuities.

Restrictions

There are actually no restrictions, as long as I have availability. I have the right to guide all over Greece and i certainly enjoy the challenge and the chance I usually get, to not only be in a certain area, but to guide everywhere I am asked to!

A Recent Review of this tour

Niki is extremely knowledgeable and was able to bring Olympia alive for our group of 4 adults. This tour was a highlight of our vacation.
Lynda L.

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