Katakolon (Olympia) Olympia Archeological Tour Excursion Reviews

On a tour of Olympia you'll witness the remains of the most important religious and athletic center of ancient Greece.
One of our very favorite excursions!
Sail Date: July 2019
One of our very favorite excursions! In the morning we visited ancient Olympia and walked through all the majestic ruins, and in the afternoon we went to lovely Kourouta Beach for swimming and relaxation. This was a wonderful way to spend ... Read More
One of our very favorite excursions! In the morning we visited ancient Olympia and walked through all the majestic ruins, and in the afternoon we went to lovely Kourouta Beach for swimming and relaxation. This was a wonderful way to spend the day and experience Greece as both an ancient and modern country. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great tour guide.
Sail Date: July 2019
Great tour guide. So excited to tell us all about Olympia! The olive oil and wine tasting was AMAZING!
Great tour guide. So excited to tell us all about Olympia! The olive oil and wine tasting was AMAZING! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Really enjoyed this excursion.
Sail Date: July 2019
Really enjoyed this excursion. Tour guide (I believe her name is Helen) was great!
Really enjoyed this excursion. Tour guide (I believe her name is Helen) was great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Ancient Olympia was very interesting and the pace of the tour was just right!
Sail Date: July 2019
Ancient Olympia was very interesting and the pace of the tour was just right! As we've visited quite few wineries before this part was a bit of a let down, but then again with a big group you really can't go into details as ... Read More
Ancient Olympia was very interesting and the pace of the tour was just right! As we've visited quite few wineries before this part was a bit of a let down, but then again with a big group you really can't go into details as everone seems to be just waiting for the tasting part... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Got off the ship and took the 8 euro bus transfer to Olympia The entrance fee for museum and ...
Sail Date: July 2019
Got off the ship and took the 8 euro bus transfer to Olympia The entrance fee for museum and grounds. This is the best way to do Olympia- they give you two hours which is more than enough time to see it and the village.
Got off the ship and took the 8 euro bus transfer to Olympia The entrance fee for museum and grounds. This is the best way to do Olympia- they give you two hours which is more than enough time to see it and the village. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Perfect timing--not too long at the ruins.
Sail Date: July 2019
Perfect timing--not too long at the ruins. Then we went to a restaurant (ok food) but the Greek dancing was a ton of fun. They got some of us up on top of the tables to join in the dancing. Very fun day.
Perfect timing--not too long at the ruins. Then we went to a restaurant (ok food) but the Greek dancing was a ton of fun. They got some of us up on top of the tables to join in the dancing. Very fun day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Was ok, courier was very informative but found it a bit boring.
Sail Date: June 2019
Was ok, courier was very informative but found it a bit boring.
Was ok, courier was very informative but found it a bit boring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We did just the transfer with RCCL.
Sail Date: June 2019
We did just the transfer with RCCL. Our bus left late due to some people not being on time. We only had around 3 hrs. to see the museums, tour the site of the Olympics and have lunch. The recommendation of Royal Carribean for lunch (the ... Read More
We did just the transfer with RCCL. Our bus left late due to some people not being on time. We only had around 3 hrs. to see the museums, tour the site of the Olympics and have lunch. The recommendation of Royal Carribean for lunch (the Greco Espresso Bar) was terrible. The service was slow, the food came out 1 dish at a time, the food was just OK, and even though we gave ourselves 1 hr. 20 minutes to eat, we almost didn't make the bus. If you take this tour, you will have to decide between just seeing the archeological sites or eating lunch and shopping. There is not enough time to do both and see everything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The guide was excellent and the Olympic park very interesting especially the guide showing us what ...
Sail Date: June 2019
The guide was excellent and the Olympic park very interesting especially the guide showing us what it would have looked like in the days past. The stone where they light the flame every time was uninspiring. The meal at the Greek ... Read More
The guide was excellent and the Olympic park very interesting especially the guide showing us what it would have looked like in the days past. The stone where they light the flame every time was uninspiring. The meal at the Greek restaurant was ok but could have been explained better the folk dancers were the highlight and had everybody on their feet , also smashing the plates as tradition demands. The added on stop for an hour was not needed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our driver was not at the entrance to the port.
Sail Date: June 2019
Our driver was not at the entrance to the port. We had to make a phone call and go to find her. She just gave us quick instructions to get back to the parking lot. There are two ways and we got lost. It would have been more ... Read More
Our driver was not at the entrance to the port. We had to make a phone call and go to find her. She just gave us quick instructions to get back to the parking lot. There are two ways and we got lost. It would have been more professional and quicker to meet at the entrance to the museum and walk us back to the van. She was late picking us up for lunch. And we all agreed to stop by a beach just to please her. She tried to be pleasant but didn't quite succeed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Tour was good.
Sail Date: May 2019
Tour was good. WC facilities at Olympia were poor. Katakalona harbour was a pleasant surprise.
Tour was good. WC facilities at Olympia were poor. Katakalona harbour was a pleasant surprise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
She was incredible!
Sail Date: May 2019
She was incredible! And after touring the ancient Olympic site we were taken to a wonderful luncheon and wine tasting at a local farm!
She was incredible! And after touring the ancient Olympic site we were taken to a wonderful luncheon and wine tasting at a local farm! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The tour itself was Olympia and visit to Magna Greta Olive farm.
Sail Date: May 2019
The tour itself was Olympia and visit to Magna Greta Olive farm. We enjoyed the tour.
The tour itself was Olympia and visit to Magna Greta Olive farm. We enjoyed the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The tour was very informative and we were glad we booked it.
Sail Date: May 2019
The tour was very informative and we were glad we booked it. We enjoyed a lovely lunch back in the village and checked out the many shops.
The tour was very informative and we were glad we booked it. We enjoyed a lovely lunch back in the village and checked out the many shops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was fascinating; we enjoyed seeing the venue for the original Olympics, and learning about how ...
Sail Date: May 2019
This was fascinating; we enjoyed seeing the venue for the original Olympics, and learning about how the competition was conducted.
This was fascinating; we enjoyed seeing the venue for the original Olympics, and learning about how the competition was conducted. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
I liked this tour but didn't get much from it.
Sail Date: April 2019
I liked this tour but didn't get much from it. Though I specifically love Greek Mythology and historical events, it was nice to see how meticulous the archeological ruins are kept. The tour itself however was short and really not ... Read More
I liked this tour but didn't get much from it. Though I specifically love Greek Mythology and historical events, it was nice to see how meticulous the archeological ruins are kept. The tour itself however was short and really not much of a fulfillment to me. There was a missed opportunity for the tour to make money, sell souvenirs and for visitors to taste things Greek...sad to see that not happen. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Wasn't wild about Guide.
Sail Date: February 2019
Wasn't wild about Guide. Lots of walking. Pretty place and good shopping in village if you're quick.
Wasn't wild about Guide. Lots of walking. Pretty place and good shopping in village if you're quick. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very nice.
Sail Date: November 2018
Very nice. Not as difficult walk except for a few fellow cruisers with walkers who had trouble navigating the grounds.
Very nice. Not as difficult walk except for a few fellow cruisers with walkers who had trouble navigating the grounds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We boarded a bus near the pier and were taken on a tour and the driver assured us that he would ...
Sail Date: October 2018
We boarded a bus near the pier and were taken on a tour and the driver assured us that he would return to get us at specific time well before our ship was to depart. When he wasn’t back at the specified I then asked a police office to ... Read More
We boarded a bus near the pier and were taken on a tour and the driver assured us that he would return to get us at specific time well before our ship was to depart. When he wasn’t back at the specified I then asked a police office to call the number on our receipt to inquire as to the eta of the bus. He did return, but a few minutes late. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
We had an excellent guide that made the full day tour enjoyable.
Sail Date: October 2018
We had an excellent guide that made the full day tour enjoyable. Visited the Olympia Site including temples and the competition field. Visited two museums, the Olympia museum and the Games museum. Had lunch at a Family Farm which makes ... Read More
We had an excellent guide that made the full day tour enjoyable. Visited the Olympia Site including temples and the competition field. Visited two museums, the Olympia museum and the Games museum. Had lunch at a Family Farm which makes olive oil so we saw their process. Food and wine were very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
tour of the museum and site and included transport to and from port.
Sail Date: October 2018
tour of the museum and site and included transport to and from port. Tour was very worthwhile. We got much more out of the site with the tour than we would have on our own. Could have spent more time in the museum though. Felt a little ... Read More
tour of the museum and site and included transport to and from port. Tour was very worthwhile. We got much more out of the site with the tour than we would have on our own. Could have spent more time in the museum though. Felt a little rushed there Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Outstanding tour.
Sail Date: October 2018
Outstanding tour. Lots of walking, so if you can't; don't take this tour.
Outstanding tour. Lots of walking, so if you can't; don't take this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good.
Sail Date: September 2018
Good. Bus was comfortable, tour was interesting.
Good. Bus was comfortable, tour was interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Maria was a spectacular guide and both Olympia and the museum were first rate!
Sail Date: September 2018
Maria was a spectacular guide and both Olympia and the museum were first rate! Could have spent another couple of hours there!
Maria was a spectacular guide and both Olympia and the museum were first rate! Could have spent another couple of hours there! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Olympia and Museum A 30-minute bus ride delivers you to this 2.4 mile walking tour of the Olympia ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Olympia and Museum A 30-minute bus ride delivers you to this 2.4 mile walking tour of the Olympia ruins. This is a scenic and photogenic guided tour, but it would be nice to have more time for personal exploration and to read the ... Read More
Olympia and Museum A 30-minute bus ride delivers you to this 2.4 mile walking tour of the Olympia ruins. This is a scenic and photogenic guided tour, but it would be nice to have more time for personal exploration and to read the informational signage around the site. The museum contains most of the statuary found around the Olympic village. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises