Katakolon- Archaeological site - Museum
Classical half-day excursion from the port of Katakolon to Ancient Olympia. Our licensed tour guide will show you the sacred archaeological site of Olympia, where the ancient Olympic Games were held.
The Archaeological Site of Olympia is one of the most important in the World as it continues to give to mankind the Olympic flame, and the message of sportsmanship and sacred world truce. At the archaeological site you may find a wide range of sport facilities and religious buildings of the ancient world, such as the Temple of Zeus (the largest temple in the Peloponnese) , The Philipeion , the Temple of Hera , the Stadium , the Palestra and many other sights to admire.
Then we will visit one of the most important museums in Greece- the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia. This hosts priceless exhibits such as the Hermes of Praxiteles, the sculptural decoration of the temple of Zeus in which was placed the statue of Zeus made of ebony, ivory and gold. It was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
After completion of the visit to the archaeological site and the museum, there will be free time to walk around the shops of Olympia.