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)
Olympia Land winery
Visit to traditional village
Virgin Mary Monastery
Pyrgos the capital of Ileia
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. Useful tip:it is always better to start your visit from the museum and afterwards the site.
We meet up at the exit of the site and the next stop will be Olympia land winery. It takes about 10 minutes to get there.
The visit to the winery contains wine tasting and treat with traditional vegetable snacks (30 minutes).
Next stop is a traditional village for a cup of coffee and discussion with the locals (1hour).
Next stop is Virgin Mary monastery. Really astonishing place where the church is inside rocks. Place worth to visit (1 hour)
Next stop is Pyrgos. Chance to shop local goods!!(1 hour)
The beach is located near the port . It takes 15 minutes to get there from Pyrgos(visit lasts 20 minutes)
The distance to return to the ship is 5 minutes
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: The drop off location will be at the pier's gate or anywhere else you like
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.
- Pick up from the Port at Katakolon
- Transportation to Olympia (archaeological site and museum)
- Tour guide booklet for site and museum
- Transportation to Olympia Land winery
- Trnasportation to Virgin Mary monastery
- Transportation to a local traditional village for coffee
- Transportation to Pyrgos for shopping local delicacies
- Transportation to Saint Andrew beach
- Gift: Bottle of traditional home made olive oil.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 Euros - 9 Euros per person adult combo ticket for Olympia's museum+site
6.5 Euros per person winery entrance fee
10-15 Euros per person lunch
5 Euros for snacks water etc
5 euros for buying local goods
- Entrance fees to the Olympia museum and site
- Expenses for Lunch
- Entrance fees for the winery
- Expenses for snacks and beverages
- 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 is wonderful! He drove us to Ancient Olympia, of course, and also to a lovely winery and small local bee farm. We stopped at an ornate Greek Orthodox monastery on the side of a hill, ate at a 3rd generation owned and operated restaurant, and drove through small towns. Andrew is friendly and knowledgable, I highly recommend him!!