As shared tours in Greece are becoming more and more popular, we are happy to announce that our agency, The Travel insiders, now offers semi private tours at private tour comfort! While maintaining our agency's philosophy in providing luxury tours and transfers in Greece at the most competitive prices, we are now offering shared Katakolon to Olympia tours to satisfy all tastes and budgets while saving money and valuable vacation time!
What to do in Katakolon once the cruise ship has docked is no longer an issue as we provide all the answers. What could be better than knowing that you have a fully air-conditioned vehicle waiting for you at the port while guaranteeing you a punctual return?
Such stress-free service can prove to be priceless when traveling to a foreign country. It will provide you peace of mind as you will not have to worry about the details of securing a ride to your desired destination.
Join our Katakolon to Olympia tours
If Katakolon is part of your cruise ship itinerary, take full advantage of this opportunity and visit Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Stand upon the grounds where the Olympic flame is, and always was, lit and gain the pleasure of saying, "I was there!"
Once aboard, simply relax as we provided you with all the fascinating historical and cultural background of the region. Enjoy the view of the Greek countryside, decorated with olive trees, vineyards and fields with seasonal crops. As locals ourselves, we will describe the way of life in the area and answer any questions you may have.
Upon arrival, we will assist you to buy the admission tickets for the Archaeological Site in order to avoid waiting in a long queue of cruise ship passengers. As you will be one step ahead of the crowded coaches, take the opportunity to visit the Olympia Museum at your own pace, which is just a breath away from the site. There, you will learn all about the world-renowned statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and not only.
The Archaeological Site of Ancient Olympia
Whether you have chosen to visit the archeological site of Ancient Olympia with one of our licensed tour guides or on your own, this beautiful archaeological park is sure to reward you!
No visit to Olympia is complete without exploring the land of the Olympic Games. Discover the Temple of Zeus where the golden and ivory statue of Zeus was once housed. Grasp this lifetime opportunity to run in the original ancient stadium as Hercules once did thousands of years ago. See the ancient training facilities and the famous gymnasium and imagine how the athletes prepared for the Olympic Games in ancient times. Make your own olive wreaths from the olive trees surrounding the stadium and challenge the others for your title to the crown!
Do as the ancients did and relax under the shady trees while sharing your thoughts on what it must have been like to be an ancient Greek athlete or spectator, in Ancient Olympia.
The Archaeological Olympia Museum
The Archaeological Olympia Museum is a real revelation! Not far from the archeological site, it houses the antiquities from the site excavations. All the treasures displayed are ORIGINAL!
Here you will find the superb collection of treasures that have been unearthed over the centuries from the ongoing digs. Ancient Greek sculptures, dazzling gold jewelry and everyday utensils are only a few of the magnificent exhibits that you will see in this exhibition.
The world-renowned statue of Hermes of Praxiteles deserves a 360o view for its outstanding artistry, but don't forget to turn off your flash when taking pictures! See the ancient statue of NIKE and become aware of its Greek meaning, "VICTORY".
Taste the Local Products of Olympia
A ten-minute drive will then bring you to the local Association of Agriculture. Tingle your taste buds as you try the different products from the famous Greek olive oil to the distinguished taste of the local wine.
At the Association of Agriculture, you will have the opportunity to savor the famed Greek olives, the different blends of olive oil and wines. Taste the best of the world-famous products of the Greek land. You will also have plenty of time to enjoy your last minute shopping in the adjacent discount market before departure.
The Katakolon Beach of Agios Andreas
What better way to end your Katakolon to Olympia tour than to unwind as you lounge by the sea on a sunbed while being served your frappe, snack or the cocktail of your desire right on the beach!
Relax both body and mind by enjoying the beach of Agios Andreas at your leisure. Unwind with the breathtaking view from the café bar or take a refreshing dip in the sea. Known to the locals for its crystal clear waters, this part of the Ionian Sea is the best spot to wrap up your Katakolon to Olympia experience.
Whatever your dreams, we will make them memorable as we provide shared Katakolon to Olympia tours to satisfy all tastes and budgets!
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