Greek Isles & Adriatic Voyage
Tuesday June 28, 2016

The gateway to Ancient Olympia

There was no need for an early start this day with Azamara Journey's arrival into Katakolon on Greece's mainland being scheduled for 1:00pm. Was nice to sleep in a bit and make our way to Windows Café for breakfast at about 9:30am while we sailed towards the port town gateway to Ancient Olympia.

Ancient Olympia & Archaeological Museum

Pretty much the only thing worth doing from Katakolon is to go to Ancient Olympia. The question boiled down to whether to do it on your own or as part of a guided tour. We waffled back and forth on that question and in the end decided on taking a guided tour. As with all tours, the particular guide could make or break the tour but on balance we thought we'd get more out of the experience if we had a good guide to lead the way.

Katakolon Image Gallery

Breakfast view from the Sunset Bar of Azamara Journey
Arrival in Katakolon, Greece
The Philippeion in Ancient Olympia - built in honour of Philip II of Macedon
One of the Ionic capitals of the Philippeion
Remains of the Altar of Hera - where the Olympic flame has been lit since 1936
The Crypt - arched tunnel entrance to the Stadium in Ancient Olympia
The Stadium in Ancient Olympia
A portion of the Crypt with an intact arch
A Corinthian capital at the Palaestra (part of the gymnasium at the sanctuary) in Ancient Olympia
Statue of a bull from 2nd century AD in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Apollo - the central figure on the West Pediment of the Temple of Zeus
Azamara Journey docked in Katakolon
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