Port of Katakolon: 1/2 Day Olympia Tour
| Day 1 |
Welcome to the port of Katakolon. Meet and assist is provided upon disembarkation for your private shore excursion today. Depart the port and transfer in private vehicle with your Travelous tour guide and travel through the rich countryside between the Alfios and Klados Rivers on your way to Olympia, where you will embark a 3-hour guided tour that visits the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera and the Olympic Stadium, among other sites. Ancient Olympia, the archaeological site of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC, lies in the lush valley formed by the Alfios River. Begin at the Temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Once the richest in the sanctuary, it contained the giant gold and ivory statue of Zeus. Continue to the Temple of Hera, the Shrine of Pelops (one of the oldest in the Sanctuary), the Treasury, The Gymnasium, Palaestra and the Council House, where the athletes first took the Olympic oath. Finally, we reach to the Stadium, where the marble starting blocks are still in position. End your excursion with a visit to the Archaeological Museum, only a short walk from the Olympia site. Here you will find a wonderful collection of Greek sculptures, as well as treasures that have been unearthed over a century of excavations. See parts of the pediment from the Temple of Zeus, illustrating the mythical war between the Centaurs and the Lapiths. The museum is also home to the famous Hermes of Praxiteles. Return transfer to your cruise ship is provided.
Welcome to Greece, the inspiration of poets and the birthplace of philosophers, boasting natural splendor and architectural grandeur. This is the land of epic odysseys, rich mythology, legendary battles and undefeated leaders. Vibrant in culture and rich in history, Greece has offered keen travelers the unique opportunity to experience a lost empire and interact with a passionate people that had proudly welcomed visitors for thousands of years! Journey into antiquity, taking in the magnificence of whitewashed villages set against a backdrop of deep turquoise waters. From exploring ancient ruins to luxurious indulgence, from walking in the footsteps of saints to savoring an absolutely mouth watering cuisine, Greece truly has it all!
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