Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Cruise Port

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About Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

Katakolon is your gateway to Olympia, where the ancient Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. Visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium-temples and treasuries; then browse in the modern Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of Archaic, Classical and Roman sculptures, including the famous Niki "Winged Victory."

What people said about this port:

"Great knowledgeable tour guide and site." in 7 reviews.

"...a so nice owners a must ship excursion to olympia and magna grecia ." in 3 reviews.

"not much to see there, only the Olympic site We took the beach excursion and loved it!" in 4 reviews.


191 reviews and tips of Katakolon (Olympia), Greece




pdm657
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Catch the little tram {6€) in the town to go to the winery (except on Sundays) and a lovely little beach. Go early to get a chaise.

Visited: Sep 06, 2015

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efm16
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
2-3 cruises

This was one of our favorite stops, without ever going into Olympia! Use the little tourist train for 6 Euro and get taken to a LOVELY beach with a great hotel/restaurant and enjoy the gorgeous water. The town (Katakolon) also had really great shopping!

Visited: Sep 06, 2015

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copdoc1
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

It is easy to grab a private bus tour outside of the cruise terminal for 10 Euro (which is the same price as the train) to Olympia. The buses are comfortable and deliver you right outside Olympia.

Visited: Sep 12, 2016

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alamode35
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Olympia site and folk dances with Greek Mezes was a wonderful excursion. Imagine walking on the site where the original Olympics took place 2,000 years ago. Wonderful guide.

Visited: Aug 15, 2016

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prh
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
7+ cruises

This was the port I was least looking forward to but was the surprise hit of the itinerary. Don't miss the trip to Olympia (Katakolon express do unguided tours for 15 euros return...other tour buses at the port entrance offer transport for 10 euros return). Even Katakolon itself provided great portside shopping.

Visited: Oct 18, 2014

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ivanhoe678
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Better than expected! We enjoyed this port. We hired a taxi for the day (Andreas Stamos) and that was the best decision we made. We saw the Ancient Olympic Stadium & museum, watched olives being pressed, and visited a nunnery set into the cliffs of a mountain. He was very knowledgeable. It made the stop outstanding.

Visited: Dec 21, 2015

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nategranger
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

The museum of archeology is very good. And, the reading material for this excursion does not give credit to the size of the first olympic site. It needs to be visited over 3-4 hours for best effect.

Visited: Nov 28, 2016

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