Wander through an ancient stadium where athletes clashed during the first Olympic Games in 776 BC.
These remains are certainly the highlight of any trip to Olympia, but they’re not the only attraction you’ll discover here. This historic town is a UNESCO World Heritage site that attracts countless cruise ship travelers every year. It’s not hard to understand why it’s so popular.
Located just a 15-minute drive from the cruise port in Katakolo, the streets are lined with tourist-friendly shops, cozy hotels and restaurants serving authentic Greek cuisine. The surrounding area also features some stunning beaches.
But we have a feeling you’ll be drawn back to the ancient sites of Olympia. Visit the impressive Temple of Zeus and then learn more about Greece’s past by exploring the archaeological museum.
Those who love to delve into ancient history will be mesmerized by an Olympia shore excursion. Our video reveals even more details about this remarkable place.
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