Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

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Cruises to Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

This quaint little seaside town on the Ionian Sea is the gateway to Ancient Olympia, where Greek mythology was born and the first Olympiad was held. You may still be able to hear the distant echoes of the ancient Greeks cheering as you tour the ruins of one of the most important and exciting sanctuaries of antiquity. Explore more of Katakolon on a European cruise!

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Olympia (Katakolon), Greece Highlights

  • Ancient Olympia
    Walk on the original stadium track where those footsteps you hear are over 2000 years old. Extensive ruins transcend time and help you envision what once was, including the Temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
  • Olympia Archaeological Museum
    Here you’ll find the Head of Hera, the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles, the sculpted ornaments of the Temple of Zeus, and many other priceless works from ancient times.
  • Magna Grecia Farm
    Located in the heart of the traditional agricultural region, this picturesque estate is where you can sip ouzo, learn the history of the olive tree and fruit, and sample the many flavors of Greek cuisine.
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