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Private Shore Excursion: Olympia Museum and Archaeological Site from Katakolon Port

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    Your private guide and personal chauffeur will meet you at the exit of Katakolon cruise port: your guide will be holding a sign with your name on. You'll be on your way within 30 minutes of disembarking.

    Admire the villages, vineyards, olive groves, and rugged coastline of the Peloponnese as you drive around 40 minutes to Olympia. Your driver will wait in the parking lot while you and your guide explore the archaeological site.

    After purchasing your entrance tickets, stroll through the UNESCO-listed ruins. Your guide will show you the Temple of Zeus and the Temple of Hera, his wife, as well as the Gymnasium, Hippodrome, and Stadium where so many ancient sports took place. Feel free follow in the footsteps of ancient athletes and run the 697-foot (212-meter) track.

    From the archaeological site, it's a short distance to the famous Archaeological Museum of Olympia. After you buy your tickets, your guide will show you the highlights of the museum's finds, from the original decorations of the Temple of Zeus to a glorious marble statue of Hermes found at the Temple of Hera and carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles.

    Your guide will tell you tales from ancient Greece, and can help you with shopping or recommend a cool spot for refreshments. After two and a half to three hours in Olympia, you'll return to Katakolon: your driver can drop you either at the cruise dock or the village if you have extra time before you embark.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Katakolo, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from the port of Katakolon.

    Ports
    Katakolon port
    Departure Time
    Please advise your preferred departure time upon booking
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Experienced guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
    • All taxes, parking fees and fuel surcharge
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The tour and driver were really good. The only downside is that you leave the port early to take advantage of the short time allowed by the cruise line to complete the excursion and the sightseeing activities, but once you get out of the port...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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