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Destination:
Ancient Olympia, Katakolon, Olympia, Peloponnese
Duration:
Half day
Type of tour:
Joined Tours
Theme:
Culinary Experience, Kid Friendly Tours, Sightseeing, Walking Tours
Type of vehicle:
coach, mini bus, minivan

Semi-private tour (max participation 19 persons)

Price: 43€ p.p., 37€ children under 12 years old, free of charge children under 3 years old

Included: Certified English-speaking guide 


Come aboard this ultimate experience through the Olympia region. On this 5-hour tour, you will have the opportunity to explore not only the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Ancient Olympia, but also the fruits of its surroundings. Experience the countryside as an insider and taste the best of the world-renowned products of the Greek land free of charge.

Your tour starts from the port of Katakolon and along the way to Olympia, you will be provided with all the historical and cultural background of the area.

Upon arrival, you will visit the local Association of Agriculture. There you will have the opportunity to experience a free wine and olive oil tasting. Enjoy the famous Greek olives and blends of olive oil, the essence of the Mediterranean Diet, to the superb local wines, cultivated in the region for over a millennium.

Discover the land where the Olympic torch is lit, the original Olympic stadium at the archeological site with one of our expert certified tourist guides. This beautiful archaeological park is sure to reward you! Then, only a 5-minute walk will bring you to the treasures of the archaeological museum of Ancient Olympia

Finally, relax by enjoying some free time in the modern village of Olympia at your leisure. Unwind at one of the cafés and tavernas or enjoy your shopping at one of the many souvenir and jewelry workshops; the best way to wrap up your Highlights of Olympia experience! 

  • Upon arrival at Olympia, you will be assisted to buy the tickets in order to avoid waiting in a long queue.
  • Admire the ancient training facilities, the famous gymnasium and the spot where the Olympic flame is lit.
  • Grasp the opportunity to run the Olympic track, make your own olive wreaths and challenge each other for the crown!
  • Share your thoughts about the wonders of the ancient world under the shady trees – one of them was here!!! The golden and ivory statue of Zeus was once housed in his Temple.
  • The Archaeological Museum is a real revelation. Situated at a 5-minute walk from the archeological site, it houses the antiquities from the site excavations. Everything is ORIGINAL.
  • 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 and olives to the local wine.
  • Discover why the ancient cultures believed that olive oil consumption is responsible for longevity, strength and youth and why Homer referred to it as “liquid gold”.
  • Taste the variety of olives including the popular and beloved Kalamata olives, the “king” of Greek table olives.
  • Learn about the rejuvenating properties of the olive oil beauty products, such as soaps, creams and conditioners.
  • Enjoy some free time in the modern village of Olympia before boarding your minibus.

ALL JOINED TOURS ARE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH

 

Included:

  • Guided tour within the Olympic site/museum by an English-speaking certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism 
  • Transportation by deluxe fully air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • wine and olive oil tasting at local association
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7

 

Please note, only certified tourist guides by the Greek Ministry of Tourism may conduct tours within archaeological sites & museums in Greece.


Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


Admission

ticket for archeological site & museum: 12€ per person
reduced ticket: senior citizens with EU passport
free of charge: students with EU student ID and under 18 years old

 

Shared Tours Policy

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation (minimum 8 participants), or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In any of the above cases, you will be notified via email. Alternatively, a private tour at a special price will be available, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

For further information on our cancellation policy, please see Terms & Conditions