601 Katakolon (Olympia) Cruise Reviews

We did the Hop on Hop Off bus and went to the town about 8 miles from the port. It’s a nice town to visit and walk around. We discovered a true little gem. There is an excellent archeological museum that is worth visiting. It was about 5 ... Read More
We did the Hop on Hop Off bus and went to the town about 8 miles from the port. It’s a nice town to visit and walk around. We discovered a true little gem. There is an excellent archeological museum that is worth visiting. It was about 5 euros for seniors and we also visited the Greek Orthodox Church in town. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We joined together with some others from the ship and took a taxi tour that was fantastic. We visited Olympia -old and new. There is really not much to see in the new part of Olympia but the old part and the ruins are amazing and the ... Read More
We joined together with some others from the ship and took a taxi tour that was fantastic. We visited Olympia -old and new. There is really not much to see in the new part of Olympia but the old part and the ruins are amazing and the museum is fantastic. We enjoyed wine tasting at a local winery and finished out the day with a cocktail a beautiful beach spot. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
It rained while we were going out of the gangway. Katakolon is like Ocho Rios. Unless you take the an excursion to Olympia, there's not much to do near the cruise terminal. If the weather is great, you can go to the beach which is
It rained while we were going out of the gangway. Katakolon is like Ocho Rios. Unless you take the an excursion to Olympia, there's not much to do near the cruise terminal. If the weather is great, you can go to the beach which is nearby. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We've been to Katakolon before. it's nice place to visit once. It's a tiny island, very natural surroundings with nice shops and restaurants at the port.
We've been to Katakolon before. it's nice place to visit once. It's a tiny island, very natural surroundings with nice shops and restaurants at the port. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
The tour guides almost left us there. We couldn't find our bus.
The tour guides almost left us there. We couldn't find our bus. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
There is a quaint village, people were friendly and you can walk there from the port. It was nice, but gets very very hot by 10 am, so go early or late. They did have a small beach to one side with the fish that nibble at your dead ... Read More
There is a quaint village, people were friendly and you can walk there from the port. It was nice, but gets very very hot by 10 am, so go early or late. They did have a small beach to one side with the fish that nibble at your dead skin, it was strange to swim in a sea with little fishes nibbling at you! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
This was our last stop, and we were feeling a little sad by now. There is a small train that runs from Katakolon to Olympia every 2 hours or so for 10 euros per person roundtrip. I knew my kids would think the train was fun, which was ... Read More
This was our last stop, and we were feeling a little sad by now. There is a small train that runs from Katakolon to Olympia every 2 hours or so for 10 euros per person roundtrip. I knew my kids would think the train was fun, which was one of the reasons we chose it. It was also a pretty 45 minute ride through the countryside. We were off the ship at 9:00 and the train left at 10, so there was a little bit of a wait. You can search for information online about it – it is easy to find. After you arrive in Olympia, it is an easy 10 minute walk from the train station are the remains of ancient Olympia, which we really enjoyed walking around even though it was nearly 100 degrees. In fact, it was so hot that the Hellenic Red Cross very generously was handing out free bottles of water. I would have liked to have stayed a little longer, but we needed to get on the 1:10 train back because the next one was not until 3:30, which was cutting it too close. There are a number of waterfront cafes on the way back to the pier. I would have liked to have stopped for a bit for a cold beer or glass of wine and Greek seafood like we had in Crete, but we ended up getting back on board to have lunch. Incidentally, it was a VERY long walk from the ship to where the buses, taxi, and town were. If walking is an issue for you, please check into it in advance. If I had to do this stop all over, I might have gone by bus or taxi to Olympia, which probably would have given us an hour head start over the train even though the train was a nice way to travel and the kids liked it. If we had done that, it think it would have given us enough time to swim at a local beach for an hour or 2, which I would have liked to have done and it would have given some more time in Olympia (I could have used another hour there at least). I had my eye on Agios Andreas, a nearby beach as a possibility that I believe was accessible by a little trolley bus, but it wasn’t meant to be. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Took a Taxi. Disappointed in the actual Olympic site but thought the town was lovely & we wish we had spent more time there
Took a Taxi. Disappointed in the actual Olympic site but thought the town was lovely & we wish we had spent more time there Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
In planning, I was pretty sure we would be to pooped for a 4th tour -- and I could not have been more right. I considered an excursion to the beach...but was put off by the price (onboard $45 each and Viator about $30 ea if I remember ... Read More
In planning, I was pretty sure we would be to pooped for a 4th tour -- and I could not have been more right. I considered an excursion to the beach...but was put off by the price (onboard $45 each and Viator about $30 ea if I remember correctly). So, my daughter and I took our chances. We went off the ship and immediately found a taxi that agreed to take us to a close-by beach (that was not the very close one that was reportedly very dirty), for 30 Euro round trip (total). The driver waited for us for 1 1/2 hours and took us back. The beach was absolutely beautiful and a welcome respite. On the way back, we had him drop us off a bit shy of the port so we could do a little shopping. So glad I did not book anything! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Was one of our favourite ports. A great little town for shopping (great prices and selection), some good waterfront restaurants). We were the only ship in port and it was a relaxing day, not a lot of crowds.
Was one of our favourite ports. A great little town for shopping (great prices and selection), some good waterfront restaurants). We were the only ship in port and it was a relaxing day, not a lot of crowds. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Not much to do in Katakolon so we just took a horse and carriage ride along the beach and sat at a beach front bar for a couple of hours. The sun beds were free and there was free WiFi so it was just a nice relaxing afternoon.
Not much to do in Katakolon so we just took a horse and carriage ride along the beach and sat at a beach front bar for a couple of hours. The sun beds were free and there was free WiFi so it was just a nice relaxing afternoon. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Did our own and saved 400% over ships excursions and had a great time with locals.
Did our own and saved 400% over ships excursions and had a great time with locals. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Beautiful town. 2 min walk to the beach right next to the port. Beautiful shops. Bring your beach towels. 5$ for umbrella and chair/person.
Beautiful town. 2 min walk to the beach right next to the port. Beautiful shops. Bring your beach towels. 5$ for umbrella and chair/person. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019

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