You'll travel through the countryside to reach the mystical site of ancient Olympia, some 25 miles to the east. Visit the remarkable site where the first Olympiad was held.
The most imposing monument in this area was the outstanding Temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today, you’ll only find the ruins of the temple and the gold and ivory statue has disappeared, but you can imagine how grand it was. Broken columns of the Temple of Hera and remains of other monuments still rest in the once sacred grove.
You can enter the famous stadium, through a long tunnel-like passage and stand in the very spot where many ancient athletes competed.
Later, at a picturesque restaurant located in the heart of Olympia village, you’ll savor a selection of Greek appetizers accompanied by ouzo, served by waiters who will delight you with dances to lively Greek music.
At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll have the option of returning to the ship or staying behind to do some further exploring on your own in the village.