Shore private tour from Katakolon to Ancient Olympia
Your Katakolon Best Greece Tours private chauffeur will pick you up at Katakolon port, and drive you to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games in the heart of the Peloponnese Peninsula.
Port of call Katakolon
Katakolon is situated at the western edge of Greece’s Peloponnese Peninsula, and it is the gateway to Olympia archeological site.
Katakolon village is a small quite vivid and busy, mostly due to the ships and tourists that flock the area. The village is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea, surrounding of small hills with forests and lush greenery.
Olympia still remains a unique place, starting from the 8th century BC, featuring lush greenery and a vast array of monuments and landmarks. The most important sanctuary of God Zeus is situated here, as well as Altis and the original stadiums of the Games.
Your private Greece tour driver drive take you to the exact location of the Olympic Games. Admire the grandeur of the environment and setting, where Greeks assembled for more than 1,000 years to celebrate strength, beauty and capabilities and honor the father of all gods, Zeus. The starting line is still visible; take your position and run this historical course, competing with the athletes of the past, or simply the tourists that flock to this area. Ancient Olympia has been the center of attention during the ancient years, and still today is the starting point of the Olympic Flame that is born here, every four years prior to the new festival.
Your private Greece tour includes a visit to the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Olympic Games, where artifacts and collections related to both ancient and modern Games are housed.
The Statue of Niki (Nike, Victory) and Hermes are also found in the museum.
Lunch in a traditional home made Greek taverna your Greece tours private chauffeur will take you back to the port of Katakolon where you will embark to your cruise ship.
Specially designed for cruise travelers visiting Katakolon port for the day.