If you are visiting Katakolon while you are on a cruise, we offer a selection of private shore excursions to enjoy the highlights of Olympia but also other nearby destinations. By choosing Katakolon+ Tours you are gaining access to premium quality services. We have a selected team of outstanding experienced proffesionals to cover your transportation needs and to offer you an augmented experience by making the most of your time. We are flexible to plan your tour from Katakolon according to your specific preferences, interests and time frame so you will have a memorable experience.
It would be our pleasure to present our proposals and invite you to discover the beauties and heritage of our country as well as the hospitality of the Greek people. Christos
Once you arrive in Katakolon you have a variety of things to do and places to visit. We have selected to show you the best Ancient Olympia has to offer and plan your excursion in a way that your tour will suit you best according to your interests and timeframe.
You can choose to either enjoy a private tour from Katakolon to Olympia, and/or any other place of your interest, with full guidance along the way by an experienced officially licensed tour guide, or if you want to explore these places on your own, we can arrange for you private transportation there with a luxurious, fully air-conditioned private vehicle driven by an experienced professional driver.
Explore the birthplace of the Olympic Games and learn much of the rich history of Ancient Olympia, enjoy a beach getaway at one of the nearby famous beaches like St. Andreas and Kourouta, visit some of the most well-known monasteries of the area like Kremasti and Skafidia, explore the well preserved medieval castle of Chlemoutsi, visit one of the local wineries and enjoy a wine tasting experience, learn much of the land's "green gold" by visiting a local olive oil press to smell and taste pure virgin olive oil, put your hands in the mix and learn to prepare famous and delicious traditional Greek cuisine recipes at a cooking class, or simply enjoy these recipes at a local restaurant or in a private environment, a beautiful veranda of a local house.
All our vehicles are luxurious, fully air-conditioned and certified for tourist use by the GNTO.
Fully customize your tour according to your needs and visit only the places that interest you.
We offer real value for money services for cost effective private tours and transportation.
Tour guides will present facts and history in a simple way to be comprehensive. Also boosters or baby seats are available.
We guarantee your return back to your cruise ship in Katakolon port prior to "all aboard" time.
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Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and cultivated ideals since ancient times. It was never just the games, but also the honour, the peace, the struggle and the body. Visiting the archaeological site and museum, you will walk in one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient Greece. Situated near Katakolon, Olympia invites you to take part of the history of Greece.
In the area surrounding Olympia there are many small wineries that produce famous labels of wines not only in the prefecture of Ilia but also in all of Greece. Relax and enjoy the view of the Olympian vineyards while having a glass of our wonderful wines with a gourmet platter of local food.
The harvesting of the olives and the production of the extra virgin olive oil takes place between November and January. If you visit Katakolon then you get to see the procedure of the production of olive oil by visiting an olive press. Even the rest of the year the press can be visited so you can see the installations and hear how everything works by the olive press master.
The sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea will help you to relax and have un unforgettable experience. Along the seafront there are beach bars serving Greek coffee, ouzo and traditional dishes. You can either swim and catch some sun on the sunbeds, or read a book, relax and admire the sea view in the shade.
In the valley of Elis, 25 km from Olympia and 10 km from Katakolon, lies the monastery of Skafidia since the 10th century AD. Built as a fortress to be protected from the enemies through the years, it has a beautiful view of the Ionian sea.
Chelmoutsi castle, built in 1220 AD, stands on the summit of a hill on the westernmost headland of the Peloponnese. It is the most well preserved Frankish castle of the Peloponnese and consists of two enclosures. Inside the visitor can admire well-preserved building remains that belong to the original construction of the 13th century.
If you are considering a tour if your cruise stops in/near Katakolon or the Olympia area, go with Katakolon Transfers. The 8 of us were very comfortable in a beautiful van. Visiting the Olympic site was magical; tasting wine at Olympia Land Winery with Amanda was great; seeing (and enjoying) a family-owned olive press and the pride of mama and her son was much fun (and yummy). Our last stop was St. Andreas Beach and a perfect ending. You won't be disappointed!
Our tour with Christos was wonderful. I am mobility challenged and he went out of his way to make it easier for me to see the sights. His knowledge of the area is incredible and we enjoyed listening to all that he had to say. He also found a wonderful, out-of-the way, eaterie with local food and wine that was soooo good. Definitely a company to recommend.
Our tour of Olympia was amazing. Georgina and Christos were fantastic. My wife and I were a little worried before the tour if our kids (ages 17,14 & 11) would be kept interested and we were so pleasantly surprised. They all enjoyed Georgina's historical explanations of the ruins and her fun personality. I would highly recommend this tour to any and all. Thank you for making our family vacation so memorable.
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