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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)

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.

A taxi driver and a tour guide are not the same, a taxi driver by the Greek law can not guide inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you need a guide for your visit you need a licensed guide and a driver. A taxi service cover only the transfers and the waiting time.
Entrance Fees to
Olympia sites

Archaeological Site

6 Euro per person
Olympia Museum
6 Euro per person
Combo Ticket to Both
9 Euro per person
Child (under 17 with passport) FREE

- There are very few licensed guides in Katakolon port, to get one make your request early

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Katakolon tours
(Sample) Half day tour to Ancient Olympia /estimated duration 5-6 hours

Meeting with the guide at the port of Katakolon
08:30 - 09:00 Approximately 30min to drive from Katakolon to Ancient Olympia
09:00 arrive in Olympia
09:00 - 11:00 the guided visit to the present day archaeological site of Olympia
(Guide propose: we focus our interest onto the best preserved monuments of the ancient sanctuary of Zeus & we enrich our visit with information reviving not only the site’s ancient existence but above all reviving the spirit of the great celebrations in antiquity, of the Olympic Games that were dedicated to Zeus, the major god of all, the father of the gods & the humans - the site of Olympia is a vast plain, in abundant vegetation & the visit doesn’t involve any climbing at all, only walking, pleasant walk by taking various short stops)
11:00 - 11:15 walking from the site to Olympia’s archaeological museum
11:15 - 12:15 the guided visit to the Museum of Olympia
(in the museum are kept & wonderfully exhibited some of the best preserved finds, found within the site that are well know works of ancient Greek art & especially of ancient Greek sculpture verifying in addition the ancient sanctuary’s wealth & glory in the past.)
12:15 - 13:00 Enjoy some free time for shopping within the quaint village of Olympia nearby before returning to katakolon port
13:00 leave from Olympia & drive to Katakolon port
13:30 arrive in Katakolon where you can have at your leisure as much time as you like for a nice lunch at any of the traditional restaurants by the water.
13:30 - 13:40
(optional for everyone who want continue the tour) - the guided visit to the Mercouri estate which has a long tradition in the production of wine, currants and olive oil. One of the family members shows you around at a leisurely pace before having the chance to sample the produce!
14:20 - 14 :30 leave from Mercouri estate & drive to Katakolon port

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The national currency of Greece since january 1 2001, is the euro. You can exchange at any banks

Dialling Code
The international dialling code of Greece is +30

Olympia has a mild climate, with sunshine more than 260 days a year.
Our best are shore excursions starting from katakolon port for any itineraries in Olympia area and tourist tours with car and driver at disposition from a few hours up to several days!
Katakolon Tours
Id/Services: (Katakolon Bus / Minibus Tours) Airport transfers, day trips, Bussines day services, Tailormade tours of Greece - Shore excursions for cruise clients from the harbour and more.
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