A Full day alternative tour to the west coast of Ileia region.
Apart ftom the most common tour for people visiting the area of Katakolon by one of the plenty of cruise ships that arriving at the area, we also provide the alternative Full day tour to cruise visitors. This tour contains the basic important spots one should visit upon his/her arrival at Katakolon except Olympia. The tour has a duration of 7 hours and contains tour to the west coast of Ileia. Specifically:
Visit to Chlemoutsi Castle
Monastery virgin mary Vlachernon
Visit to traditional village + lunch
Kyllini thermal baths
Stop to Arkoudi village for coffee.
Skafidia beach for swim
Some cruise ships arrive in Katakolon and stay there for the whole day. In this case the most appropriate tour to choose is THIS ONE!!
If your group is larger than 4 persons please contact me to customize the tour and the price for you! Mini bus is also available for larger tour groups.
The meeting hour will be based on your ship's arrival. The meeting usually is scheduled to start 15 minutes after the ship's docking at the port of Katakolon.
The drive to Chlemoutsi lasts about 45 minutes
The visit to Chlemoutsi takes approximately 1 hour.
We meet up at the exit of the castle and the next stop will be Monastery of virgin mary vlachernon. It takes about 20 minutes to get there.
The visit to the monastery lasts 30 minutes
Next stop is a traditional village arkoudi (20 minutes drive) for a cup of coffee and discussion with the locals (1, 5 hour). Also a walk in kyllini thermal baths is a must.
Next stop is Skafidia beach for swimming. Great place and nice stop to have lunch. (2 hours)
Return to the ship (20 minutes drive)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The meeting location will near the Katakolon pier's gate which is closest to your ship. I will be waiting you where all the taxis are parked, specifically at the first park spots. The taxis are located 200 meters away from the gate exiting on the right. Easy to be spoted. I will be waiting for you there with a voucher containing your name placed on the car's windscreen.
End location: End location: The end location will be wherever you want in Katakolon near your ship or at the market of Katakolon. This depends on your choice.
Duration: 7 hours
The tour is flexible if you wish to skip something which doesn't interest you i can always adjust it to your needs
The transportation is done by a new luxury Mercedes Benz model. The car is air conditioned, clean and comfortable vehicle. It takes up to 4 persons.
- Pick up from the Port at Katakolon
- Transportation to Chlemoutsi castle
- Transportation to Monastery of Vlachernon
- Trnasportation to Kyllini baths and Arkoudi village
- Transportation to skafidia beach
- Return to the ship
- Gift: Bottle of traditional home made olive oil.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
31 Euros - 3 euros entrance fee to Chlemoutsi
- 20 euros for lunch
- 3 euros for coffee
- 5 euros for souvenirs,gifts
- Entrance fees to the Chlemoutsi castle
- Expenses for lunch
- Expenses for coffee
- Expenses for local goods
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments and museums
The tour driver will be only myself and not others substituting myself.
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Andrew was a fine tour guide. He took us to unusual places which is exactly what we wanted. Andrew was informative and knowledgeable and gave a great insight to life in Greece. We felt we were on a very personal trip, and by the end felt we had made a new friend in Andrew. The places he selected even for coffee stops and lunch were also very memorable. This is a trip we will long remember and cherish the memories. Thank you Andrew.