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:

"Very know knowledgeable tour guide." in 8 reviews.

"Lunch was wonderful at Magna Grecia." in 3 reviews.

"...it beach you can get great bargain bus excursion to olympic site on the main street of the port." in 6 reviews.


231 reviews and tips of Katakolon (Olympia), Greece




louielouie1954
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

This was lovely and a bit bigger than lead to believe. There is a "hop off hop on" road train for 6 euros which go's to the small beach area and stops at the local vineyard. We were not aware of this and didn't take any beach gear, but stayed an hour and got train back (every 30 mins).

Visited: May 14, 2017

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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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Wombatwills
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

We did not visit Olympia this time having been before, recommend local transport or local tours much cheaper than Cunard. Small walkable town lots of cheap bars restaurants and shops to keep us amused. Short walk from the pier.

Visited: Jul 08, 2017

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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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MWood
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (young children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Olympia is great to see, but there is nothing much to do in Katakolon otherwise. Taxis cost A LOT (we got quoted 60 euros to Olympia!). In the end we walked 100m further and took a tour bus for 15 euros return for 4 of us (2 adults, 2 kids - 1 kid was free because we pretended we would look elsewhere).

Visited: Jun 17, 2017

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