Experience the area with a local expert


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



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

6 hour tour

You will be picked up from the port by a Luxurious minivan and a professional 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 customized tour for you, we can even change details of it that day, tailoring it more to your needs and preferences.
The rest of the time we will have in our disposal, we can visit one of the local wineries, a monastery, the city of Pyrgos which is more modern but also has an archeological museum, or the beach.
After we enjoy all the familiarization with the locals, we will drive and drop you off back to the port.


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


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

What’s Included

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.

What’s Extra

Food, beverages, entrance fees and gratuities.


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

We visited Katakolon/Olympia on Aug 25th. Niki was waiting at the port for us! She absolutely made our day in Olympia fantastic. Her knowledge of the history of the ancient Olympics was outstanding. We were a group of 4 and although we had a planned itinerary we changed it at the last minute based on Niki's suggestions. She was spot on! All 4 of us enjoyed Niki's personality and professionalism. She is simply the best we have encountered!
Stuart Castleberry

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