We will be given the key to explore Olympia at will. This is the ancient, sacred city and home to the Olympic Games dedicated to Zeus, with a priceless archaeological heritage which has earned it the recognition of UNESCO as being a World Heritage Site.
What we will see
- Archaeological excavations
What we will do
- If you haven't signed up to an excursion, you can make the most of our stopover in the port of Katakolon. Our coach will take us from the port to the city of Olympia,where you will be completely free to explore at will. This ancient religious centre was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, which were held every four years in honour of Zeus to celebrate divine peace: during the games all hostilities ceased and all wars were suspended. An important place of worship in Ancient Greece, Olympia still preserves remains of temples, monuments, theatres and sanctuaries, which bear testimony to the pomp and ceremony of the past.
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