What to do and see in Katakolo, West Greece: The Best Private Tours

May 16, 2022 Janette Largent

Katakolo (Greek: Κατάκολο) is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos in western Elis, Greece. It is situated on a headland overlooking the Ionian Sea and separating the Gulf of Kyparissia from the rest of the Ionian. It is 11 km west of Pyrgos. The small village of Agios Andreas, which in ancient times was the natural harbour for Ancient Olympia, lies northwest of Katakolo. A railway connects Katakolo with Pyrgos and Olympia..
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1. Olympia - Full day Tour with mini bus

Unnamed Road, Katakolo 270 67, Greece Katakolon Taxi
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Enjoy the full day Olympia tour having the chance to see the magnificent cultural miracle of Olympia which is the birthplace of the Olympic games! Enjoy the greatness of Olympia site in combination with a local farm and the nicest beach of the area in a 6-7 hour tour. Use this chance to taste local traditional cuisine and admire the beautiful monastery up the hills

Inclusions: Bottled water, Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Port pickup and drop-off, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle, Fuel surcharge, English Olympia guidebook, Small bottle of local home made olive oil

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Licensed guide within the site and museum of Olympia, Souvenirs

Reviewed By sapamire

We did the 1/2 day that included a visit to Olympia, Klio's Honey Farm and a quick trip to the beach. Our driver gave us some highlights to the island, but he really wasn't a tour guide, per se. When we got to Olympia, we did have a very good guidebook, as stated in the description of the trip, that allowed us to easily navigate Olympia at our pace. Immediately after our visit, we drove up to a honey farm. Klio showed us how they gather honey and we had a honey tasting with fresh made filo. Our driver then took us to a beach area where we spent a little bit of time. Since it was not warm, we just took some pictures and went back to the ship. Overall, it was a very reasonable way to get to Olympia and to visit a honey farm.

2. Katakolon and Olympia Shore Excursion

Unnamed Road, Katakolo 270 67, Greece Katakolon Taxi
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Take in the main sites of Katakolon and Olympia, which was the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Visit a local olive oil factory or a honey bee farm and the area's nicest beach.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Live commentary on board during drive, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Private tour, Driver/Guide

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Lunch, Licensed guide within olympia's site and museum

Reviewed By sapamire

We did the 1/2 day that included a visit to Olympia, Klio's Honey Farm and a quick trip to the beach. Our driver gave us some highlights to the island, but he really wasn't a tour guide, per se. When we got to Olympia, we did have a very good guidebook, as stated in the description of the trip, that allowed us to easily navigate Olympia at our pace. Immediately after our visit, we drove up to a honey farm. Klio showed us how they gather honey and we had a honey tasting with fresh made filo. Our driver then took us to a beach area where we spent a little bit of time. Since it was not warm, we just took some pictures and went back to the ship. Overall, it was a very reasonable way to get to Olympia and to visit a honey farm.

3. Olympia shore Excursion - 4 hour tour (Olympia, Olive press, Beach)

Katakolo, Greece Katakolon Taxi
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Enjoy this 4hour Olympia tour having the chance to see the magnificent cultural miracle of Olympia which is the birthplace of the Olympic games! Enjoy the greatness of Olympia site in combination with a local farm and the nicest beach of the area in a 4 hour tour.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Live Commentary on board, Skip long lines, Private tour, Luxury vehicle, Driver/Guide, English Olympia guidebook

Exclusions: Entrance site and museum fee (12 euros per adult person), Licensed guide within the site and museum of Olympia, Food/Drinks, Souvenirs

Reviewed By sapamire

We did the 1/2 day that included a visit to Olympia, Klio's Honey Farm and a quick trip to the beach. Our driver gave us some highlights to the island, but he really wasn't a tour guide, per se. When we got to Olympia, we did have a very good guidebook, as stated in the description of the trip, that allowed us to easily navigate Olympia at our pace. Immediately after our visit, we drove up to a honey farm. Klio showed us how they gather honey and we had a honey tasting with fresh made filo. Our driver then took us to a beach area where we spent a little bit of time. Since it was not warm, we just took some pictures and went back to the ship. Overall, it was a very reasonable way to get to Olympia and to visit a honey farm.

4. Katakolon 7hour tour : Olympia-Honey Farm-Winery-Beach

Unnamed Road, Katakolo 270 67, Greece Travel Dora
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This tour is ideal for travellers who come to Katakolon Port and have got ample time to learn about the Greek history, taste local products and relax at the beach. Visiting the birthplace of the Olympic Games is a once in a lifetime experience. At the Honey Farm not only will you experience the Greek rural life but also the Greek hospitality . Having the chance to taste local products like honey, wine and olive oil will make your excursion memorable. Wrap up your tour with a swim in the clear blue water of the Ionian sea .

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, WiFi on board, Live commentary on board, Port pick up and drop-off, Driver/Guide, Guidebook for Olympia, Bottled water

Exclusions: Licensed Tour Guide within the Archaeological site and museum of Olympia, Admission - Archaeological site and museum (12 euros per person), Gratuities, Food / Drinks, Admission for the winery (8 euros per person)

Reviewed By 1974Mara

The very good comments on Tripadvisor encouraged me to book a half day tour with Dora and I can tell you that it was a wonderful and amazing experience. Dora managed our transfer from our ship to Olympia and back. We were a family of 10 in a luxurious Mercedes minivan. Dora answered all our questions and gave us a lot of information about the local history and culture. She was a great guide, I will never forget her kindness. Free WIFI and water which was highly appreciated. I can only encourage you to use her services. Thank you Dora for these unforgettable memories.

5. Olympia - Private Half Day Tour with Mini Bus

Unnamed Road, Katakolo 270 67, Greece Katakolon Taxi
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Enjoy the half day Olympia tour having the chance to see the magnificent cultural miracle of Olympia which is the birthplace of the Olympic games! Enjoy the greatness of Olympia site in combination with a local farm and the nicest beach of the area in a 4-5 hour tour. Use this chance to taste local traditional cuisine and admire the beautiful monastery up the hills

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Port pickup and drop-off, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Private tour, English Olympia guidebook

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Licensed guide within the site and museum of Olympia, Souvenirs

Reviewed By sapamire

We did the 1/2 day that included a visit to Olympia, Klio's Honey Farm and a quick trip to the beach. Our driver gave us some highlights to the island, but he really wasn't a tour guide, per se. When we got to Olympia, we did have a very good guidebook, as stated in the description of the trip, that allowed us to easily navigate Olympia at our pace. Immediately after our visit, we drove up to a honey farm. Klio showed us how they gather honey and we had a honey tasting with fresh made filo. Our driver then took us to a beach area where we spent a little bit of time. Since it was not warm, we just took some pictures and went back to the ship. Overall, it was a very reasonable way to get to Olympia and to visit a honey farm.

6. Olympia - Half day Tour

Unnamed Road, Katakolo 270 67, Greece Katakolon Taxi
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4.8 based on 23 reviews

Enjoy the half day Olympia tour having the chance to see the magnificent cultural miracle of Olympia which is the birthplace of the Olympic games! Enjoy the greatness of Olympia site in combination with a local farm and the nicest beach of the area in a 4 hour tour.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Port pickup and drop-off, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle, Fuel surcharge, English Olympia guidebook

Exclusions: Entrance fees (12 euros per person for Olympia), Food and drinks, Licensed guide within the site and museum of Olympia, Souvenirs

Reviewed By sapamire

We did the 1/2 day that included a visit to Olympia, Klio's Honey Farm and a quick trip to the beach. Our driver gave us some highlights to the island, but he really wasn't a tour guide, per se. When we got to Olympia, we did have a very good guidebook, as stated in the description of the trip, that allowed us to easily navigate Olympia at our pace. Immediately after our visit, we drove up to a honey farm. Klio showed us how they gather honey and we had a honey tasting with fresh made filo. Our driver then took us to a beach area where we spent a little bit of time. Since it was not warm, we just took some pictures and went back to the ship. Overall, it was a very reasonable way to get to Olympia and to visit a honey farm.

7. Olympia - Full day Tour

Unnamed Road, Katakolo 270 67, Greece Katakolon Taxi
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4.8 based on 5 reviews

Enjoy the full day Olympia tour having the chance to see the magnificent cultural miracle of Olympia which is the birthplace of the Olympic games! Enjoy the greatness of Olympia site in combination with a local farm and the nicest beach of the area in a 6-7 hour tour. Use this chance to taste local traditional cuisine and admire the beautiful monastery up the hills

Inclusions: Bottled water, Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Port pickup and drop-off, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Private tour, English Olympia guidebook

Exclusions: Entrance fees (12 euros per person for Olympia), Food and drinks, Licensed guide within the site and museum of Olympia, Souvenirs

Reviewed By sapamire

We did the 1/2 day that included a visit to Olympia, Klio's Honey Farm and a quick trip to the beach. Our driver gave us some highlights to the island, but he really wasn't a tour guide, per se. When we got to Olympia, we did have a very good guidebook, as stated in the description of the trip, that allowed us to easily navigate Olympia at our pace. Immediately after our visit, we drove up to a honey farm. Klio showed us how they gather honey and we had a honey tasting with fresh made filo. Our driver then took us to a beach area where we spent a little bit of time. Since it was not warm, we just took some pictures and went back to the ship. Overall, it was a very reasonable way to get to Olympia and to visit a honey farm.

8. 4 hour Katakolon shore excursion (Olympia - Winery - Beach)

Unnamed Road, Katakolo 270 67, Greece Katakolon Taxi
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The most common tour for people visiting the area of Katakolon by one of the plenty of cruise ships that arriving at the area. This tour contains the basic important spots one should visit upon his/her arrival at Katakolon

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Port pickup and drop-off, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Private tour

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Lunch, Entrance fees (Olympia + winery), Licensed guide inside olympia site and museum

Reviewed By sapamire

We did the 1/2 day that included a visit to Olympia, Klio's Honey Farm and a quick trip to the beach. Our driver gave us some highlights to the island, but he really wasn't a tour guide, per se. When we got to Olympia, we did have a very good guidebook, as stated in the description of the trip, that allowed us to easily navigate Olympia at our pace. Immediately after our visit, we drove up to a honey farm. Klio showed us how they gather honey and we had a honey tasting with fresh made filo. Our driver then took us to a beach area where we spent a little bit of time. Since it was not warm, we just took some pictures and went back to the ship. Overall, it was a very reasonable way to get to Olympia and to visit a honey farm.

9. Chlemoutsi caste - Kyllini shore excursion from Katakolon port

Unnamed Road, Katakolo 270 67, Greece Katakolon Taxi

Enjoy the Chlemoutsi-Kyllini tour having the chance to see the magnificent rural area of Ilia! Enjoy the fortress in combination with local thermal baths of the area in a 4 hour tour. There will be a chance to visit the nice Skafidia beach where a coffee and a swim is a must.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Port pickup and drop-off, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Private tour

Exclusions: Entrance fees (3 euros per person for castle entrance), Food and drinks, Licensed guide within the castle, Souvenirs

Reviewed By sapamire

We did the 1/2 day that included a visit to Olympia, Klio's Honey Farm and a quick trip to the beach. Our driver gave us some highlights to the island, but he really wasn't a tour guide, per se. When we got to Olympia, we did have a very good guidebook, as stated in the description of the trip, that allowed us to easily navigate Olympia at our pace. Immediately after our visit, we drove up to a honey farm. Klio showed us how they gather honey and we had a honey tasting with fresh made filo. Our driver then took us to a beach area where we spent a little bit of time. Since it was not warm, we just took some pictures and went back to the ship. Overall, it was a very reasonable way to get to Olympia and to visit a honey farm.

10. Private tour to Ancient Olympia from Katakolo Port (For group up to 15 persons)

Katakolo, Greece Pixida Tours

The best choice to visit Ancient Olympia and not only. The ideal option for a group (up to 15 people), that includes also a licensed guide inside the archaeological sites Greek history and mythology buffs will find ample opportunity to travel back in time on this private day trip. Wander ancient Olympia and its temples to Zeus and Hera, discover the origin of the Olympic Games, explore the workshop where the golden statue of Zeus — one of the Seven Wonders of the World — was created, and get a comprehensive feel for how the ancient Greeks lived and worshipped. Discover ancient Greece on a private tour. Learn about the history of the city and ancient Greece from a professional licensed tour guide. Explore the home of the Olympic Games, the Workshop of Pheidias, Vouleuterio, and the temples of Zeus and Hera. Pose for a photo where the lighting of the Olympic Flame still takes place. Visit the museum of Olympia, one of the largest and most important museums of Greece.

Inclusions: Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle, Licensed guide inside the archeological sites, Luxurious Air-conditioned vehicle (Mercedes Sprider)

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Entrance fees, Gratuities

Reviewed By cathyandkelvin

Also went out to Olympia, messene and the Diros caves with Aristoteleia. She was excellant and all the tours were VERY enjoyable. Would recommend paying a bit extra for the private tour and the flexibility it gives you. The extra notes that were provided for Olympia and Messene were great and very useful. Also very informative just to chat to someone about the local way of life etc. THANK YOU ARISTOTELEIA.

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