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Ancient olympia Greece Travel Guide 2007 all the informations about hotels history taxi transfers tours and more........
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Arriving in Olympia by Public transport
By public transport (KTEL bus) you will first have to go to Purgos and there change buses to Olympia, same on your return trip.

Katakolon-Purgos is 13 km and Purgos-Olympia 17 km

Katakolon-Purgos 6.40, 7.40, 9.30 12.00, 13.30, 14.20, 16.30, 18.30, 20.40

Purgos-Olympia 05.15, 05.45, 07.15, 08.00, 09.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 16.00, 17.30, 19.30, 21.30

Olympia - Purgos 06.30, 07.00, 07.30, 08.00, 08.30, 09.45, 10.45, 11.45, 13.15, 14.15, 14.30, 16.00, 16.45, 19.00, 20.15, 22.00

Purgos-Katakolon 6.15, 7.15, 9.00, 11.15, 13.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.15
From Athens to Ancient Olympia
If you want to travel by bus then you need to get to Kifissou street 100 (else called "Stathmos Kifissou") were the bus terminals are. You need to ask for a ticket to Ancient olympia (in Greek Arxaia olympia). The bus travels the same route as the train which is no other that via Patras.tel: Kifissos Bus station is 210-5134110 / 210-5124910.
100 Kifissou Street, Athens
Olympia Railway Station
General Tips

Overland by Bus

The Helllenic Railways Organisation (OSE) also operates international bus services to and from Albania Turkey and Bulgaria from the Peloponnese station in Athens. Eurolines runs a weekly service from London victoria to a variety of destination.
ATG Taxi Tips

Prices (average): taxi from  Athens to olympia will be cost around 230 euro, from katakolon port (a half day tour for cruise clients) cost 80-120 euro 1/4 persons.

You can tip the driver (but only if you want to) at a rate of 5 - 10% at your own discretion.

Online reservations Always use a credit card to protect yourself against fraud. Be suspicious of emails or websites that originate from free email & web hosting services (yahoo, Googlepages, hotmail, gmail, aol, etc)

Also there are some taxi drivers who try getting popular with tricky methods (usually they use some popular forums as tripadvisor/cruisecritic
/cruisemates etc) where they post fake recommendations for their companies.


If driver may say that your hotel is full, but that he knows a better and cheaper one. Laugh, and insist you'll take your chances at your hotel.
Athens city Bus
-The bus network is extensive. Blue buses run daily 5am -12:30am (there is a limited night service) although cheap they are often ratner overcrowded especially during rush hour.
-Tickets which can be bought from most street kiosks (periptera in Greek) should be validated in an orange machine upon boarding. You can also buy monthly passes covering the entire urban network: busses, trolleybuses and the metro.
Climate
Olympia has a mild climate, with sunshine more than 260 days a year.
In a 24hour basis information is provided to passengers both in English and Greek, the trains availability, passenger and freight transport prices, train delays, extraordinary incidents, freight transportations, to other transport links, as well as information concerning other railway transportation issues.
Contact details of the Official railway company

Phone number: 1110 (only from Greece)
Email: callcenter@osenet.gr
By train you have to ask for a ticket to Pyrgos. The train travels the route Athens-Patras-Pyrgos.Your starting station will be: "Stathmos Peloponnisou" which means Peloponnese station.
Take the Line C From Athens to the city of Pyrgos (olympia located from pyrgos 17 km):
Line C: Athens - Korinthos - Xilokastro - Aigio - Patras - Pyrgos (Olympia) - Kyparisia - Kalamata
Departure: Peloponnese Station, Athens
Information: Greek Railway Organization (OSE), in Athens, tel.: (210) 51.31.601
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Katakolon - Purgos - Olympia

Train line. Ε 1382 departure 08.25 arrive 09.06

Train line 1386 departure 10.55 arrive 11.41

Train line 1388 departure 12.52 arrive 13.44

Train line 1390 departure 14.51 arrive 15.38

Olympia - Purgos - Katakolon

Train line Ε 1387 departure 11.46 arrive 12.28

Train line 1389 departure 13.48 arrive 14.32

Train line 1391 departure 15.43 arrive 16.32
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Olympia is 25 miles inland from Katakolon, the new train is very modern, clean and air conditioned, the cost is 1 euro each way and it take about 45 minutes
From Katakolon Port  to Olympia
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