Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: KAK-001
Setting off from the pier, you will first enjoy a pleasant drive through the Greek countryside before arriving in Ancient Olympia, site of the first Olympics in 776 BC. Most recently, the site is where the shot-put competition was contested in the 2004 Olympics.
It's soon apparent why this is one of Greece's most popular attractions. The impressive, compact ruins at the foot of Kronion hill include the expansive Temple of Zeus and numerous temples and altars. As you walk the fabled grounds on these ancient fields of play, it's easy to imagine the fierce competitions that took place here. Be sure to see the Leonidaion, a former guesthouse, and Phidias’s workshop, where the sculptor created his revered statue of Zeus. Later, tour the modern village of Olympia and enjoy a bit of free time before re-boarding your coach for the return transfer to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking and/or standing - at times on uneven and natural surfaces. The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.