The Overall experience with a private home meal.

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Tour Number

Activity Level

68448


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

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

Home meal.


Once you arrive in Katakolo you have a variety of things to do and places to visit.
I 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 Site and Museum experience - approximately 6 hours duration
The drive from Katakolo to Olympia is about 35 minutes and goes through the lush and fertile valley of Ellis. We will pass by a lot of vineyards, seasonal grows like tomatoes, watermelons, cotton, corn and big olive grows.
When we arrive 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.

Itinerary

The Site and Museum experience - approximately 6 hours duration
The drive from Katakolo to Olympia is about 35 minutes and goes through the lush and fertile valley of Ellis. We will pass by a lot of vineyards, seasonal grows like tomatoes, watermelons, cotton, corn and big olive grows.
When we arrive 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.
I have carefully selected a few beautiful houses, of people I know in the area, places where I have been fascinated by the tasting of their meals. I think that there is no better way to experience real Greece , than a well prepared home meal. "When in Olympia, do as the Olympians…. !"
So, you will be served in a private environment, a beautiful veranda of a local house.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Katakolon port, next to the ship, where all buses will be waiting.

End location: At the port we will drop you off next to the ship again.

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

We will use a new , fully air conditioned minivan driven by a profesional non smoking driver.

What’s Included

Other: The full guidance all the way. I will meet you at the port and will keep presenting you Greeces history on the way. I will guide you through the site and the museum, I will escort you at the homemeal and then I will return you back to the port.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euros - You will need to pay in cash that day, 12 euro each for the entrance tickets and 35 euro each, for the homemeal.

What’s Extra

Other: The entrance tickets, transportation and the home meal.

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

Our guide Niki was excellent. Very educated regarding Olympia and Greece overall. There were seven of us on the tour, she met us at the dock in a very nice a/c van that gave us ample room. She allowed us time to explore Olympia and the shopping areas at our leisure while still covering all the important points of Olympia. The crowning treat was a delicious home cooked Greek meal at a private home sitting on a hill top with beautiful views and wonderful hospitality by the home owner.
Paulette Peterson

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