Katakolon port - Olympia - Pyrgos
About The Tour
The prestige of the past uniquely combines with the unparalleled beauty surrounding the city. Visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the modern city of Pyrgos.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.
This exclusive tour offers you the chance to visit Ancient Olympia, world-wide known birthplace of the Olympic Games and Pyrgos town, the capital of Ellis region. Upon your arrival in Katakolon port you will be met by our representative and lead you to a coach to start your journey. In Ancient Olympia you will visit the Archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame and the Stadium. In close proximity to the site you can find the world famous Archaeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire, amongst many priceless exhibits, the marble statues of the Temple of Zeus and the unique statue of Hermes, carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles.
Your next stop will be in Pyrgos town, the modern commercial and cultural center of the area. A walk around the central square of Pyrgos takes you to the municipal hall and Theatre Apollon. Also a listed building, today it hosts the International Film Festival “Olympia” for children and young people. In heart of the town you will spot neoclassical buildings and churches. The guide will unravel the history of the area and will lead you to the municipal market, where old merchant shops of craftsmen and unique cafes and bars grand a unique character to the area.
At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your cruise terminal in time for your ship departure.
- Classical Temple of Zeus
- Temple of Hera
- Ancient stadium of Olympia
- Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia
- Olympic flame
- Marble statue of Nike by Paeonios
- Marble statue of Hermes by Praxiteles
- Pyrgos town
- Municipal Hall
- Theatre Apollo
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24 hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservations. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) available upon request!
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.