Katakolon was one of the highlights of our Mediterranean cruise last October. so we decided to take the Katakolon Fun Tourist Train and explore further . experience and travel as you wish, not as your tour guides suggest. Europe; Greece; West Greece; Elis Region; Olympia; Olympia Travel Forum . To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link. Katakolon Taxi: Private tour guide for Katakolon and Olympia – See We had the pleasure of being with Andrew during a day trip from NCL (Cruise).
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She was doing one of those cruises to the Greek islands on one of those massive cruise ships that hold thousands of people that can only go to ports large enough to handle them. Maybe they were too embarrassed to let mom beat them.
After lunch, we still had time for one last stroll around Katakolon and a coffee in the cutest taverna, before sailing off again into the Mediterranean. We’ll send katwkolon updates with the latest deals, reviews and articles for Olympia each week. Thanks to Nancy and Andrew for a well thought out day while visiting Katakolon.
Travle ancient Greeks invented a number of surprising technical devices, many of which laid the foundation for the machines that make up our modern technological nightmare world. Santorini is fun but the gondola ride up to the shopping is tedious.
Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi. Is there anything to do in Katakolon?
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It’s one of the most guids ancient sites in the world as it was the birthplace and home of the Olympic games and is still where the olympic torch for the modern games is lit to this day. Was the train easy to find? Great Excursion – Keep ahead of the crowds! Not to mention the temperature of the water, that was just perfect. PS — Wanna have the same experience? Reviewed July 25, Prompt, courteous, saw all of the sights and stayed a step ahead of the big cruise buses, key for a hot day.
The first stop on our train guided tour was the Mercouri Estate and Winery, where we were greeted by the owners and their cat. As your cruise moves north eastwards through the Med towards the next port, after entering the Ionian Sea, you should travfl berthing at the Katakolon cruise port.
What a wonderful day you had!
We headed straight for Olympia and the ancient site of the first Olympics. The small but important port of Katakolon is a favorite stop of cruise ships and liners which ply the waters of the Mediterranean coasts and the Ionian and Aegean seas. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Just like today, the event was held every four years, though only free male Greek citizens could compete.
From the moment we departed from Katakolon into the countryside, I felt we were entering real Greece — a country made of green hills and valleys, vineyards and olive gropes, typical villages and crystal blue waters. Amanda gave us a personal tour of the winery, their vineyards and olive groves we bought some of their olive oil and wine. That’s really the only reason there’s a stop in Katakolon to begin with.
The Greek Islands are spectacular. Modern Olympia is a straggling village centring on a single main street lined with hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Let Rina Hotel -Pyrgos. Reviewed August 2, Also be sure to look in the splendid Archaeological Museum of Olympia, displaying marble statues from the Temple of Zeus. You had an amazing experience and I would also like to visit this spot!
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Unfortunately most of the people you will be watching are the same people you see on the ship. But that is what travel writers do.