a-Katakolon – Olympia

Meeting at: the port of Katakolon.
Duration: 4 hours.

You who travel by a cruise ship have the opportunity to visit Olympia after your arrival at the port of Katakolon, 25 miles away from the Olympic site.
I will be there waiting for you and
after a 35 minutes drive through a picturesque landscape dominated by olive groves, we will reach Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
With me, your tourist guide by your side, you will visit the archaeological site of Olympia and you will learn about its glorious history. Olympia is a universal place protected by Unesco, where the first Olympis were held and the Olympic spirit was born. Visit a sacred place, see the ruins of the imposing temple of Zeus and the temple of his wife,Hera. In modern times the Olympic Flame is lit in front of Hera’s temple to end up to the host city of the modern Olympics.
Together we will see the sport structures and,of course, the stadium, where the Games had been held for 1200 years. In the stadium you may experience a foot race and feel like an ancient champion while running in the same field. If you are a winner, you deserve to take your own price, an olive wreath, the ultimate price for the ancient greek athletes!
After a 5 minutes walk we will visit the Archaeological Museum which houses one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces that were found buried in the site.
The highlights are the super-sized sculptures of the pediment of the temple of Zeus, the statue of Hermes -the symbol of beauty- ,the statue of Nike and the majestic helmet of Miltiades.The latter stands imposing to remind us of one of the most important battles in the world history, the battle of Marathon.
At the end of the tour you may enjoy some free time in the modern town of Olympia. Food, soft drinks are available and souvenirs to purchase.
Then we will reboard our vehicle and come back to the port.

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