594 Katakolon (Olympia) Cruise Reviews

Katakolo - Did our own thing. Took the little tourist train to Agois Andreas beach for the afternoon. Lovely beach and loungers at hotel for the price of a drink. Sea nice for swimming too. Lots of local tour buses to Olympia for €4. ... Read More
Katakolo - Did our own thing. Took the little tourist train to Agois Andreas beach for the afternoon. Lovely beach and loungers at hotel for the price of a drink. Sea nice for swimming too. Lots of local tour buses to Olympia for €4. Town nice and beautiful seafront. Good stuff to buy. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
I walked from the port into the town, 10mins. I was going to sit on the beach, but a big storm had passed through the day before and it was a bit of a mess!! I then discovered a little train, bus thing that you could ride to one of the ... Read More
I walked from the port into the town, 10mins. I was going to sit on the beach, but a big storm had passed through the day before and it was a bit of a mess!! I then discovered a little train, bus thing that you could ride to one of the better beaches just outside of town. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Nothing here accept the Olympic ruins. We feel that once you have seen several ruins it's no longer a big deal. The ship charges quite a bit for their tour but we noticed local tours with tix and transportation for 20 euros, check it
Nothing here accept the Olympic ruins. We feel that once you have seen several ruins it's no longer a big deal. The ship charges quite a bit for their tour but we noticed local tours with tix and transportation for 20 euros, check it out! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We just got off the ship and walked around town, really close to the ship. Had delicious cappuccinos and free wifi. Bought a few items in the town. Later we heard people saying they cancelled a few tours based on their experience with the ... Read More
We just got off the ship and walked around town, really close to the ship. Had delicious cappuccinos and free wifi. Bought a few items in the town. Later we heard people saying they cancelled a few tours based on their experience with the first on, were the weather created serious problems that the cruise line sloughed off. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Rented a car and toured Olympia. Then went to Kourata Beach which was pretty nice and enjoyed a good lunch.
Rented a car and toured Olympia. Then went to Kourata Beach which was pretty nice and enjoyed a good lunch. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We had been to Olympia on a previous trip to Greece, so we decided to stay in Katakolon. After a short walk, we boarded the Katakolon Fun Tourist Train, 6€. Our first stop was the beautiful estate Mercouri Winery. We purchased a glass of ... Read More
We had been to Olympia on a previous trip to Greece, so we decided to stay in Katakolon. After a short walk, we boarded the Katakolon Fun Tourist Train, 6€. Our first stop was the beautiful estate Mercouri Winery. We purchased a glass of wine, and then began exploring the grounds, ending up sitting under trees taking in the beautiful scenery. Our next stop was the beach enjoying an ice coffee on a beach chair. We boarded the train and headed back to Katakolon for shopping and Baklava ice cream. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Another pretty port. We walked around the downtown area, shopped and had lunch. It was a warm beautiful day for this.
Another pretty port. We walked around the downtown area, shopped and had lunch. It was a warm beautiful day for this. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
* Katakolon (Olympia) – We have been here once before doing what every first time visitor does in this place, that is going were the First Olympic Games took place and visiting the Museum, etc. Having done that already and as it was ... Read More
* Katakolon (Olympia) – We have been here once before doing what every first time visitor does in this place, that is going were the First Olympic Games took place and visiting the Museum, etc. Having done that already and as it was such a sunny and hot day we decided to have a beach break. If you plan to go around on your own, this is what you have to do. When you leave the ship and after a short walk you will find a taxi stand and staff who offer round trip taxis rides to wherever you would like to go. We hired one for about 30 Euros (cash) and went to Agios Andreas Beach, chosen after reading info from their site: “beautiful scenery, sandy beaches, clear waters and a tranquil atmosphere” The reality couldn’t far more from the truth! It was true about the view and waters (colour and transparency) but if you want to swim you have to walk a lot over stones and pebbles to reach it. The beach itself was very narrow and crowded with little room to walk between water and beach chairs/umbrellas. Tranquil atmosphere? Our lunch started very peacefully but all of a sudden huge groups of people were arriving from nowhere, moving tables, chairs, talking and laughing quite loudly. We realized that more and more people were coming and others disappearing. Really, we didn’t know what to think. When leaving we discovered why! That beach resort was one of the stops of the Hop on Hop off bus route!! After the swim and sunning we had lunch on the elevated decks with great views of the beaches and waterside Lunch consisted of a large Greek salad that came with a tremendous piece of feta cheese! Good fried red mullets and a nice bottle of white Greek wine. We waited for our driver for the arranged pick up time to return to the ship. When going back to the NCL Spirit we had to cross one of the town’s 3 main streets and we had the chance to learn how great that whole area is and how much more we would’ve enjoyed spending time there instead! Next time if our next cruise ship stops in Katakolon we will know exactly where to go and NOT go! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
I loved this little town and its shops. I love negotiating/haggling with the vendors it is part of the draw to shopping.
I loved this little town and its shops. I love negotiating/haggling with the vendors it is part of the draw to shopping. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Having visited Olympia before we chose to stay in Katakolon. Loved it and it was a beautiful day. The town is very close to where the ship docks and there are lots of lovely shops to look around and small water side bars. A handy tourist ... Read More
Having visited Olympia before we chose to stay in Katakolon. Loved it and it was a beautiful day. The town is very close to where the ship docks and there are lots of lovely shops to look around and small water side bars. A handy tourist bus is available to take you to a winery and beach. Just loved it! Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Staff in the shops came and pushed for sales so not for me.I like to browse first.First class ladies clothes and handbags.
Staff in the shops came and pushed for sales so not for me.I like to browse first.First class ladies clothes and handbags. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We were one of the first off the ship. There were taxis waiting outside and a lady who was organising where everyone wanted to go. We went to Agios Andreas beach which was a 30 euro round trip by taxi and took about 10 mins. Umbrellas ... Read More
We were one of the first off the ship. There were taxis waiting outside and a lady who was organising where everyone wanted to go. We went to Agios Andreas beach which was a 30 euro round trip by taxi and took about 10 mins. Umbrellas and sun loungers were free on the beach but you had to buy something to drink from the hotel bar. A bottle of water was only 1 euro though. It's a little rocky but the kids enjoyed it. We got there early so there was no-one there. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
The ship docked right in the port so it's about a 10 min walk into the town (the ship does organized trips to Olympia if you are not confident of exploring) (or there were loads of coaches offering trips to Olympia or various other ... Read More
The ship docked right in the port so it's about a 10 min walk into the town (the ship does organized trips to Olympia if you are not confident of exploring) (or there were loads of coaches offering trips to Olympia or various other tours. Having done research beforehand we knew there was a trolley train that took you to a winery then a beach. To locate this go right to the end of the main street, turn right, and they are located there (the winery is not bad, did not get off at the beach as it was about to rain). Nice touristy shopping in the town. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018

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