Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Cruise Port

4.1 out of 5

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alitracy4 says ...
Quaint, but nothing to do. Too small, and we didn't care to do an excursion here.
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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:

"The farm was amazing and our tour guide was intellegent and carried herself with poise." in 7 reviews.

"go to Olympic park and see where the first Olympics were held Magna Grecia farm visit was excellent." in 3 reviews.

"not much to see there, only the olympic site we skipped the excursions( see above about " ") in we..." in 4 reviews.


209 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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nook417
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

I loved seeing all of the ruins where the original olympics took place.

Visited: Jun 18, 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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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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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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tammylum
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

I was worried for this one because of the shifty public transportation system, and the scary mafia type taxi described by some people. Be assertive, and get a group going - ether get a taxi, a van, negotiate a price. We got 10 people together, and there were signs of "Autobus" held high. hubby went to ask what the deal was, the guy said 10 Eur for a bus tour. Olympia site and museum is extra. After the tour, a lady got in and said they were offering a discounted tour the next day for 20 eur. These tours were through Geo Travel. Very good for the money.

Visited: Jun 04, 2017

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Jbhouse
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Go to Olympia and see the ruins. Very, very short on time at this port however. Should have used another four hours here.

Visited: Jul 01, 2017

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