Katakolon shore excursion
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
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!!
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 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 Klio's honey farm containing tour within the farm premises and fields. (1 hour)
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: Cruise Ship Port, Suggested by Guide: Once you exit the gate please turn right and follow the red corridor. We shall wait you at the end of the corridor holding a sign with your name on it
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Suggested by Guide: To the starting point or somewhere else in Katakolon
Duration: 7 hours
The duration is approximate and will be adjusted based on your ship time constraints.
The transportation is done by a new luxury Mercedes Benz Sprinter mini bus. The car is air conditioned, clean and comfortable vehicle. It takes up to 19 persons.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euros - 12 Euros per person adult combo ticket for Olympia's museum+site
8 Euros per person winery entrance fee
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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