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Katakolon Tour to Olympia Archaeological Site, Museum and free time

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Title

Katakolon Tour to Ancient Olympia, Archaeological Site and Museum and and free time for shopping

Type 
Private Tour


Duration
Half Day [H/D] 3 ½  hrs approx.

Description
Visit from Katakolon port at adjusted timings to your ship’s stay, Ancient Olympia, situated at 35 km away.
Olympia is the birth place of the original Olympic Games which took place between 776 BC to 393 AD. This tour takes you back to time through the magic of the preserved archaeological site revealing all the glory of ancient Greece through masterpieces of classical architecture including the original stadium. During this visit you will visit the Temple of Zeus, which used to house the Golden Ivory Statue of Zeus [one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World], the “Vouleuterion” place of the oath of the athletes before the start of the games as well as other monuments. Olympia is one of the most important highlights of Greece without doubt.

Leave the site behind and walk a short distance to the nearby archaeological museum. This museum is ranked among the most important of Greece nowadays. It houses priceless exhibits such as the marble statue of Hermes carved by the famous Greek sculptor of antiquity, Praxiteles, statues from the Temple of Zeus, ancient greek weapons and armoury as well as statues of the Roman Era etc..

After visiting the site and a short distance walk free time to the modern town of Olympia will be offered. Mix with the modern Olympians and become a part of this historical place. Shops and bars are there to make you feel like home. After free time, re-embark your luxury bus and get back to Katakolon port and your cruise ship.

 

Prices:


without guide (Option 1)

2-3 people = 169 € total
4-7 people = 297 € total
8-11 people = 324 € total
12-14 people = 338 € total
15-17 people = 392 € total

with guide (Option 2)

2-3 people = 493 € total
4-7 people = 635 € total
8-11 people = 675 € total
12-14 people = 716 € total
15-17 people = 837 € total


Timings:
08.45 – 12.15
10.00 – 13.30
13.15 – 16.45
13.45 - 17.15


Operable:
Daily, 1st of MARCH  - 30 NOVEMBER, 2012

Inclusions:
Professional driver
Recent model, air-conditioned vehicle * (bus or taxi  if group is consisted of up to 3-4 people)
Transfers roundtrip
All taxes
Licensed, English-speaking guide (for those with a guide option)

Not Included:
Entrance fees : (paid by participants on the spot)
6 € per person, if you wish to enter the Archaeological site or museum
9 € per person, if you wish to enter both the Archaeological Site & Museum  (available one discounted ticket for both)

Timings’ breakdown (approximate)
drive to Olympia : 30’-40’
time available in
Olympia: 2H.30’ hrs
drive back to Katakolon: 30’-
40’

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