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Olympia and Kourouta Beach Escape provided by The Travel Insiders

Olympia and Kourouta Beach Escape

Olympia and Kourouta Beach Escape
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About
This fun filled full-day tour is ideal for families with children, couples or a group of friends. Starting at Katakolon port, a 35-minute scenic drive through the Greek countryside will take you to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and a monument of the world heritage of UNESCO. You will be able to explore the archeological site of Ancient Olympia at your own leisure and feel like ancient athletes. Become a part of ancient Greek history as you make your own wreaths and crown yourself winner! Wrap up your tour with a dip in the Ionian Sea at Kourouta beach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34126P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small group tour
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip transfer
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Guided tour within the Olympic site by certified tourist guide
  • Admission to Olympic site
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Beach towels
  • Entry/Admission - Katakolo Port
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Katakolo
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Small group tour
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip transfer
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Guided tour within the Olympic site by certified tourist guide
  • Admission to Olympic site
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Beach towels
  • Entry/Admission - Katakolo Port
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Katakolo
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Travel Insiders
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Katakolo Port
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Archaeological Site of Olympia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Kourouta Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Nicos
5 contributions
Great places!
Aug 2019 • Family
Spectacular beaches with beautiful transparent waters. Tasty food, fresh fish, restaurants by the water with beautiful views! Olympia near by with great history, temples, nice museum and the first stadium in the world. Phenomenal experience combining art, culture and relaxing environment for a great vacation!
Written October 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that your time spent in the area with The Travel Insiders was a phenomenal experience! Wishing you all the best and we hope to see you in Greece again soon for even more such memorable experiences!
Written November 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy R
Diamond Bar, CA43 contributions
Great tour of Olympia with a dip in the sea afterwards!
Sep 2019
Great private tour with an intelligent and informed guide and courteous driver for just the four of us. Our guide did not go into the Olympic ruins with us, but she took us to the museum next to the ruins, got us our tickets and then gave us a quick "what to do and expect" near a map and sent us on our way. We didn't mind being on our own and wandered where we wanted and took a bunch of pictures. Our guide answered all our questions in the van during our drive and was truly knowledgeable and friendly. After Olympia, we went on to Kourouta Beach where we had lunch and a dip in the Ionian Sea. The beach was lovely with quaint cafes and umbrellas along the sand. The water was salty and warm. I was able to change into my swimsuit at a cafe bathroom and it was such a peaceful and lovely way to end our tour. We asked to be dropped off at the tourist shops near the port and walked and shopped our way back to the ship. I would highly recommend this over a big bus tour any day.
Written October 4, 2019
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Thank you very much for your feedback and recommendation! We are happy to hear that you had a great private tour of Olympia with an intelligent and informed guide and courteous driver! Lunch and a dip in the warm crystal-clear waters of Kourouta Beach certainly is a peaceful and lovely way to end a tour and we are so glad you enjoyed it!! Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again soon!
Written November 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JM24
1 contribution
Very accommodating and filled with knowledge
Aug 2019 • Couples
We did this tour and were very happy. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and patient as we stopped to take pictures all around the site of Olympia. We also were talking about wanting to taste local olive oils and wines, so she made a call and set up a last minute private tasting! I would highly recommend to anyone
Written August 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your wonderful review and recommendation! So glad you enjoyed your Olympia tour and olive oil and wine tasting. We wish you all the best and hope to have you back in beautiful Greece again soon!
Written August 31, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Scott M
1 contribution
Top rate tour to Olympia, Kourouta Beach plus a olive/wine taste event!
Aug 2019
Our tour guide- Elana Aggeli was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. We asked if she could add in (to an already busy tour) a wine & olive tasting event, which she put together in a matter of minutes!!! My wife and I had our 3 children and their spouses/significant others with us, and we all agreed this was the highlight of our trip. I cannot say enough great things about this tour and if given the opportunity again, I would do it all over again. Thanks so much Elana for making our trip to Greece so memorable!
Written August 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Olympia and Kourouta Beach Escape tour and especially that Elena helped to make your trip to Greece memorable! Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again in Greece sometime soon.
Written August 31, 2019
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Kevin O.
9 contributions
Beat the heat in summer after touring Olympia
Aug 2019
A beach stop is a welcome relaxing time after trekking through the ruins of Olympia. Great food available and friendly staff eager to help make your time enjoyable.
Written August 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review and excellent rating. So glad you enjoyed your time and could beat the heat at the beach after your tour in Olympia! Wishing you all the best.
Written August 31, 2019
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Maura L
1 contribution
Trip from port to Olympia
Apr 2018 • Couples
We had a great day with Elena and Despina. Their tour was very well organized and they certainly did a great job in making our day a very enjoyable one. Helena was very knowledgeable and accommodating to all. Their van was very comfortable and even had Wifi ! We would highly recommend this tour and in fact have already given their business card to a friend who is travelling their way next month !
Rick and Maura, ON, Canada
Written May 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GE T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Amazing Olympia tour
Apr 2018 • Couples
Perfect and comfortable organized by Despina and Helena who told us the history of Greece-Olympia, very informative and interesting. After all we got a treat to relax at a cafe on the beach which is Amazing beauty of Adriatic Sea.
Thank you Despina and Helena
Written May 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review and excellent rating! We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour in Olympia and hope to be of service again in the future!
Written May 23, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: The Travel Insiders
ParisAndBeyond_Tours
ParisAndBeyond_Tours
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Great experience
Elena was a very knowledgeable guide who shared great information with us at both the Olympic sight and the museum.
LCL-travels
LCL-travels
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Fabulous Shore Excursion from the Katakolon Port
Don't miss this shore excursion. We planned it as a private tour for six of us -- and had three different experienc
Silvia_Brown13
Silvia_Brown13
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Olympic Pride
Coming to Olympia and seeing the most beautiful , intact artifacts was an amazing experience. The knowledge of our
gkalaf
gkalaf
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Ancient Olympia tour
Captivating tour. Guide kept our attention to the maximum. Great knowledge combined with exceptional presentation s
kyrparis
kyrparis
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Outstanding tour of Ancient Olympia - a highlight for the year
We were two families with size children aged 5-10 years old; needless to say it was a difficult task to keep them a
lilylover63
lilylover63
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Substitute Tour to Sounion Very Nice
We had booked a private tour from Athens to Olympia, but cancelled it due to concerns with the outbreak of the coro
Michelle C
Michelle C
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It was nice
This was a stop on a cruise, so time was limited. It takes awhile to get around by car, it's very crowded. Our guid
Wayne J
Wayne J
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Highlights of Olympia
This was a good private tour that gave us a lot of time at the Olympic village and still had time for wine and oliv
Navigate303137
Navigate303137
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Terrific tours and guides
I recently did a 2-week cruise in the Greek Isles with a group of friends. I prefer to do smaller tours, rather th
llyu
llyu
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Memorable and informative shore excursion!
We joined the Olympia - Katakolon Half Day Tour with Free Olive Oil Tasting & Certified Tourist Guide for our port
337connieb
337connieb
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Perfect excursion, especially if you are on a cruise ship
We absolutely loved this excursion and the tour guide (one of the owners) and driver were excellent! Please don't
sezme2
sezme2
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Great use of time off cruise ship
Zoe was a fantastic guide, so knowledgeable! She moved a a great pace and we learned a lot. Perfect amount of time.
joidevivre29
joidevivre29
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Pleasant day trip
We we enjoyed our day with a pleasant guide and courteous driver. We visited the honey farm, the Olympics site, the
HelpingYouTravel
HelpingYouTravel
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Amazing customer service
The highlight of our cruise was going to be Mykanos. Unfortunately, heavy winds caused the stop to be cancelled.
Dougray2014
Dougray2014
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Travel Insiders lived up to their promise and more.
My wife and I booked a total of five tours with Travel Insiders - Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Nafplio and Olympia.
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