Small Group Tour, Katakolon - Olympia, Budget Tour (~5h)

Type of tour: 
Joined Tours
Duration: 
Half day
Licenced guide: 
Local tour director
Theme: 
Kid Friendly Tours, Sightseeing

100% GUARANTEED PUNCTUAL RETURN TO PORT

Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

Max participation 19 persons

Price: 37€ p.p., 29€ children under 12 years old, free of charge children under 3 years old

Included: On board guidance

Would you like to experience Olympia on a budget? Then, this half-day program is for you! It is specially designed for cruisers who have either been to Olympia before or prefer to explore the attractions at their own pace.

As you travel from the port of Katakolon, the Greek countryside will take you to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Along the way, you will be provided with all the exciting historical and cultural background of the area by our expert tourist guide. Upon arrival in Ancient Olympia, we will assist you to buy the tickets so as not to wait in the queue and make most of your valuable time there. Visit the Archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, discover the land where the Olympic torch is lit and the original Olympic stadium. Explore its exquisite nearby museums; the main Archaeological Museum where the excavations from the site are exhibited, the Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games and the Archimedes' Museum.

Spend some time in the modern village of Olympia. Unwind at one of the cafés or tavernas. Whatever your preference, this beautiful village is sure to reward you. 

Before heading back, stop off at the local Association of Agriculture. There you will have the opportunity to experience a free wine and olive oil tasting from the famous Greek olives and blends of olive oil to the superb local wines.

Olympia archaeological site
Modern Olympia
Olympic flame
Hermes of Praxiteles
Olympia museum
Ancient Olympic track
Archimedes museum
Ancient Olympia stadium arch
From 37.00 €/person
The highlights 
  • Enjoy the fascinating comments of our expert tourist guide as you drive through the Greek countryside.
  • 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 track at the original ancient Olympic stadium, 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.
  • Become initiated in the ancient Olympic disciplines at the Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games.
  • Located in the center of the village is the Archimedes' Museum. Become a part of ancient Greek history as you unfold the riddles of the great mathematician, Archimedes, by solving his famous puzzle and shout out "EUREKA!"
  • Explore the modern village of Olympia at your leisure as you mingle with the locals.
  • Return to the designated meeting point where we will head 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 free of charge.
  • Enjoy your shopping in the adjacent discount market before boarding your minibus and returning to the port.
Important Details 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe fully air-conditioned vehicle
  • On board guidance by English-speaking tour director
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • wine and olive oil tasting at local association
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7

 

Not included:

  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour within the Olympic site by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism 
  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Gratuities



Admission

ticket for archeological site & museum: 12€ per person

reduced ticket: 6€ senior European citizens over 65 years old
                        Non European citizens up to 25 years old


free of charge: European citizens up to 25 years old
                        Children non European citizens up to 5 years old

Archimedes' Museum: free of charge

 

 

Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.

 

No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.

 

All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.

 

 

Small group tours:

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

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

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.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.