Full day Private tour to Olympia - Olympia becomes reality along with the surrounding areas and the rural part of Ileia
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 Full day tour to cruise visitors. This tour contains the basic important spots one should visit upon his/her arrival at Katakolon but also includes a variety of other visits in the area of Ileia. The tour has a duration of 7 hours and contains the following:
Visit to Olympia (site and museum)
Magna Grecia winery
Klio's honey farm
Virgin Mary Monastery
Saint Andrew beach for a quick swim or coffee.
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!
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 Olympia lasts 30 minutes.
The visit to Olympia site and museum takes approximately 2 hours.
We meet up at the exit of the site and the next stop will be Magna Grecia winery. It takes about 10 minutes to get there.
The visit to the winery contains wine tasting and treat with traditional vegetable snacks (1. 5 hours).
Next stop is Klio's honey farm. Nice rural farmhouse with treat of local panckakes served with home made honey (1hour).
Next stop is Virgin Mary monastery. Really astonishing place where the church is inside rocks. Place worth to visit (1 hour)
The beach is located near the port . It takes 15 minutes to get there from Pyrgos(visit lasts 30 minutes)
The distance to return to the ship is 5 minutes
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Once you exit the Katakolon Port gate turn right and follow the red corridor. We shall wait for you at the end of the corridor holding a sign with your name on it.
Duration: 7 hours
Please provide arrival time and ship's name prior to booking.
Transportation Method: 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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 Euros - 12 Euros per person adult combo ticket for Olympia's museum+site
8 Euros per person winery entrance fee
10-15 Euros per person lunch
5 Euros for snacks water etc
5 euros for buying 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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This was an excellent trip. Andrew takes you around to the sites (Olympia, oil farm, honey producer, etc.) and the experts tell you all about it. Olympia ruins were worth the trip alone. We had a great time going through the ruins and the museum. The oil farm (lead by the owners son) where he explained how the oils are grown and harvested was excellent. The tastings of olives and assorted olive oils was great. And then we had a meal that was delightful. The honey farm was a fine ending to our tour.