Shore EXCURSIONS

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    Best of Olympia

    Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

    Duration 5-6 hours

    Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, marvel at the ancient site of Olympia and experience a real taste of Greece as you sample olive oils and wine produced at the Magna Grecia Farm. ...
    Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, marvel at the ancient site of Olympia and experience a real taste of Greece as you sample olive oils and wine produced at the Magna Grecia Farm. more...

    Visit the site of the first Olympic Games and learn about its glorious history, marvel at the treasures housed at the Archaeological Museum and experience a real taste of Greece when you sample olive oils and wines produced at Agriturismo Magna Grecia. Approximately 25 miles east of Katakolon is the site of Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games.


    Even though the temples and monuments have disappeared and only the ruins are left, you can't help but envision the grandeur of the Temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The famous stadium, the largest of its day, is entered through a long, tunnel-like passage constructed in Roman times. Today, you can stand at the starting line and imagine the roar of the spectators seated in the marble benches, as the athletes took their marks.


    Your tour continues to the Olympia Archaeological Museum. Here you’ll find the Head of Hera and the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles, among many other magnificent pieces found in the area. Admire the sculpted ornaments from the Temple of Zeus and many other artifacts.


    Reboard your coach and drive through picturesque villages to Magna Grecia Farm lying in the heart of a agricultural region. You’ll be welcomed with local drinks and homemade snacks. Make sure you try the ouzo, a local liqueur that tastes like licorice. Visit the olive grove and learn the history of the tasty, peppery fruit produced here. You’ll see the vineyards and encounter farm animals as well.


    Immerse yourself in the beauty of this estate and in the delicious flavors of Greek cuisine by sampling a variety of mezes (appetizer dishes) accompanied by local wine. Watch a short demonstration of a Syrtaki dance and maybe try a few steps yourself. Opa!


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    • Adult from: £112,09 GBP
    • Child from: £60,48 GBP
    DURATION 5-6 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Olympia & Wine Tasting

    Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Visit the archaeological site of Olympia where the first games took place in 776 B.C. and a family owned vineyard, where you’ll be welcomed by the Kanellakopoulos family. ...
    Visit the archaeological site of Olympia where the first games took place in 776 B.C. and a family owned vineyard, where you’ll be welcomed by the Kanellakopoulos family. more...

    Visit the archaeological site of Olympia. The site was a sanctuary even before the stadium was built and the games took place in 776 B.C. Today, only parts of the temple remain at the museum and only ruins remain at the site. The Temple of Zeus no longer exists and its traces have disappeared through the ages. The Temple of Hera, Prytaneion, and Philippeion were monuments standing in the sacred grove. The famous Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000 spectators, is entered through a long, tunnel-like passage. Stand at the starting line and imagine the voices of thousands of spectators seated on the stone bleachers.


    Continue with a drive through picturesque countryside to a local family owned vineyard where you’ll be welcomed by the owners, the Kanellakopoulos family. Start your tour from the winery, with a mix of old and new equipment to the cellar. Visit the family museum with a collection of various old agricultural tools and equipment, interwoven with the estate cultivation throughout the years. You’ll have an opportunity to taste the wines they produce, along with some snacks offered by the owners.


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    • Adult from: £87,90 GBP
    • Child from: £52,42 GBP
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Olympia & Archaeological Museum

    Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

    Duration 4 hrs

    The small village of Katakolon is gateway to the mystical site of Ancient Olympia. Here, you'll visit the site where the first Olympiad was held. Admire artifacts from the Temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world at the Archaeological Museum. ...
    The small village of Katakolon is gateway to the mystical site of Ancient Olympia. Here, you'll visit the site where the first Olympiad was held. Admire artifacts from the Temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world at the Archaeological Museum. more...

    The small fishing village of Katakolon is gateway to the mystical site of Ancient Olympia. Visit the remarkable site of Olympia where the first Olympiad was held. Its setting could not be more idyllic, in the middle of a fertile valley with the rivers of Alphios and Kladhios flowing past. The site was a sanctuary even before the stadium was built and the games took place in the sacred area called Altis. The most imposing monument in this area was the outstanding Temple of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today, only the ruins of the temple remain.


    The famous Stadium, the largest of its day, is entered through a long, tunnel-like passage constructed in Roman times. Continue to the Archaeological Museum, a five minute walk from the site. Among the great finds of the area that are displayed here are the Head of Hera and the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. In addition you’ll be able to admire artifacts from the Temple of Zeus.


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    • Adult from: £87,90 GBP
    • Child from: £52,42 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Olympia - Birthplace of the Olympics

    Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

    Duration 4 hrs

    Visit the archaeological site of Olympia and spend time in the village of Olympia. The site was a sanctuary even before the stadium was built and the games took place in 776 B.C. ...
    Visit the archaeological site of Olympia and spend time in the village of Olympia. The site was a sanctuary even before the stadium was built and the games took place in 776 B.C. more...

    Visit the archaeological site of Olympia and spend time in the village of Olympia. The site was a sanctuary even before the stadium was built and the games took place in 776 B.C. Today, only parts of the temple remain at the museum and only ruins remain at the site. The Temple of Zeus no longer exists and its traces have disappeared through the ages. The Temple of Hera, Prytaneion, and Philippeion were monuments standing in the sacred grove.


    The famous stadium, with a capacity of 45,000 spectators, is entered through a long, tunnel-like passage. Stand at the starting line and imagine the voices of thousands of spectators seated on the stone bleachers. In the village of Olympia, enjoy some free time to browse the various souvenir shops or perhaps relax at a local cafe.


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    • Adult from: £79,83 GBP
    • Child from: £44,35 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Olympia & Greek Flavors

    Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

    Duration 4 hrs

    A visit to the ancient site of Olympia is a must when you're in Katakolon and completing your visit with the flavors and sounds of Greece, will end your day on a happy note. ...
    A visit to the ancient site of Olympia is a must when you're in Katakolon and completing your visit with the flavors and sounds of Greece, will end your day on a happy note. more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: £79,83 GBP
    • Child from: £52,42 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Ultimate Olympia

    Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

    Duration 6 hrs

    Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, marvel at the ancient site of Olympia, see the treasures in the Archaeological Museum and experience the real taste of Greece when you sample olive oils and wines produced at Magna Grecia Farm. ...
    Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, marvel at the ancient site of Olympia, see the treasures in the Archaeological Museum and experience the real taste of Greece when you sample olive oils and wines produced at Magna Grecia Farm. more...

    A great day is in store for you and the small group you'll be touring with. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, marvel at the ancient site of Olympia, see treasures housed at the Archaeological Museum and experience the real taste of Greece when you sample olive oils and wines produced at Magna Grecia Farm.


    Drive the 25 miles to the site of ancient Olympia. You’ll learn about history, Greek Gods and the rituals of the Olympiads, as you walk through the ruins of what was once a revered sanctuary and home to the first Olympic Games. You'll continue to the Archaeological Museum where you’ll find the Head of Hera and the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. Admire the sculpted ornaments from the Temple of Zeus and other artifacts.


    Enjoy a ride through picturesque villages en route to Magna Grecia Farm. Here, you'll be welcomed with local drinks and homemade snacks. You'll visit the olive grove, learn about the history and see a demonstration of olive harvesting. You’ll see the vineyards and encounter farm animals, as well. Immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of this estate and in the delicious flavors of Greek cuisine by sampling a variety of mezes, accompanied by local wine. Flirt with Greek culture as you watch a short demonstration of Syrtaki dance, and maybe try a few steps yourself.


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    • Adult from: £184,66 GBP
    • Child from: £128,22 GBP
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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*Prices vary by ship and sail date. See Terms & Conditions

NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.