Ancient Greeks celebrated religious and secular festivals on the plains of Olympia. While Olympia developed as a center of worship of Zeus, the Olympic Games evolved here as a blend of acknowledgment of the physical accomplishments of youth, a time to foster good relations among the cities of Greece, an exhibition of artistic works, and a promotion of Greek culture. We sail to Katakolon to visit Olympia, where you can walk among the ruins of religious and athletic structures and picture Olympia in her glory.
Katakolon itself is a slice of small-town Greece, a place to walk the pebble beach and have a leisurely harbor-side lunch.
Ancient Olympia, Katakolon