Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia

Come explore the ruins of Ancient Olympia located in a lush valley formed by the Alfios River. You will meet your guide who will take you on a one-hour walking tour of the chief ruins of Olympia.

You will see the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Stadium, where the marble starting blocks are still in position. After nearly 1,500 years, Olympia came back to life with the shot-put events for the 2004 Olympic Games being held at this site.

A short walk from the Olympia site is the Archaeological Museum displaying treasures unearthed in over a century of excavation. See parts of the pediment from the Temple of Zeus, including scenes commemorating Pelops chariot race and illustrating the mythical war between the Centaurs and the Lapiths.

Also on display are the Hermes of Praxiteles, the Winged Victory (Nike) of Paionios, which was the figure inscribed on all the 2004 Olympic medals, and a helmet inscribed Miltiades, the name of the commander whose forces defeated the Persians at Marathon.

Departures (Local Time)

9:00 AM (Hours: 4)


  • Temple of Hera
  • One hour walking tour of Olympia's chief ruins


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Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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