Olympia (Katakolon)


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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!


  • Port Name & Location
    Katakolon Greece Port
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    EET (Eastern European Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Greek. Say "do you speak English?" in Greek: "milte anglik?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    European brand-names, clothing, shoes and native crafts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for wine tasting, museum and sightseeing. Walking distance from pier to downtown is only 5 minutes. Private tours and taxis are also available.
    • Famous For
      In classic times, Olympia was the site of the Olympic Games. The modern city of Olympia is a collection of tourist shops, cafes, restaurants and a Historical Museum.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and Zeus' sacred place.
    • Fun Fact #2
      During the Olympic games, all of Greece was under a truce which meant there could be no wars, battles or use of capital punishment.


A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


Best of Olympia

Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, marvel at the ancient site of Olympia and experience a real taste of Greec...


Olympia & Wine Tasting

Visit the archaeological site of Olympia where the first games took place in 776 B.C. and a family owned vineyard, where...


Olympia & Archaeological Museum

The small village of Katakolon is gateway to the mystical site of Ancient Olympia. Here, you'll visit the site where the...


Olympia - Birthplace of the Olympics

Visit the archaeological site of Olympia and spend time in the village of Olympia. The site was a sanctuary even before ...



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