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Experience your tour or transfer in Greece with The Travel Insiders. Tour and travel in luxury while saving valuable vacation time and remaining within your budget! Choose between our great value for money small group tours or our tailor-made private tours. As a family-run business, we may follow your needs at any of your desired destination and travel with the locals as real insiders! Join our Olympia, Athens, Santorini, the Peloponnese and many more shore excursions and land tours. The motto of our agency is "Trust us as locals as we know best!"
Katakolo, Elis Region, Greece

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Kyrparis
Athens, Greece2 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
We were two families with size children aged 5-10 years old; needless to say it was a difficult task to keep them all interested. Nevertheless, Elena was exceptional, managed to hold the interest of children and adults alike for a full 2.5 hours. We left with a deep sense of awe for the site, and appreciation for having had the privilege to learn for such a wonderful person, whose passion for the subject matter was evident throughout the tour.
Written June 27, 2020
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Ralph L
Greater London, UK3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful few hours with our guide Elena in Olympia. Really enjoyed our time there. Elena was knowledgeable and interesting. After Olympia, we stopped briefly at an olve oil, wine and vinegar tasting. Just about everybody bought something. A fab day.
Written September 29, 2022
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desaimona
Missouri City, TX20 contributions
Jun 2019
Great way to see the highlights of Athens, mainly Acropolis and Plaka. This was a shore excursion, and the guide was on time waiting for us and our group. We were transported in a private air conditioned van. Although the traffic in Athens was crazy, we reached our destination with ample time to see the main attractions. Our guide was very informative about the history of Athens as well. Overall, this was a great way to see the highlights of Athens in about 5 hours.
Written June 27, 2019
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Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing the highlights of Athens on your Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour. As we understand that time may be somewhat limited, punctuality and skipping the lines are a priority when on a Piraeus Shore Excursion! We wish you all the best and hope to see you in Greece again soon!
Written August 31, 2019
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Amy R
Diamond Bar, CA43 contributions
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
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Maura L
1 contribution
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
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Erin G
5 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Could not recommend Travel Insiders more - We had a fantastic day with Elena and Despina!
Prompt pick up and return to and from the port, excellent facilities, friendly staff, lots of interesting information and a great day exploring Olympia and tasting the local delicacies!

If you are going to Katakolon, this tour is a must!
Written November 2, 2017
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Thank you Erin for your wonderful review and recommendation! We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic day with The Travel Insiders on your joined Olympia-Katakolon tour, The Highlights of Olympia! It was a pleasure to guide you and to introduce the many local delicacies on your wine and olive oil tasting experience. Take care and hope to see you again soon!
Written March 21, 2018
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Lori H
Atlanta, GA159 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
We had hired Elana Aggeli to tour us to Olympia in Greece. She did a wonderful job as our tour guide. From the time we got off of our ship/cruise and found her right outside with a sign with our name on it, to her wonderful air conditioned NICE large van that had space for more than we needed (and cold water too which was very much appreciated and a nice touch!), to her knowledge at the museum and at the ruins, she was terrific. We were a family traveling with 6 of us and she knew how to read our crowd. After Olympia, she took us to a local's home farm for tastings and an explanation on bees and honey etc. It was a great stop. It seems like it was off the beaten path but it was a fun and enjoyable stop for all of us! The family was lovely, the food was delicious and they were very informative about their farm and bees/honey. We loved meeting all of them and seeing the different generations working their farm and producing such yummy treats from it. Then we stopped by a nearby winery which was also lovely. Here for only 8 Euros we had a food tasting and wine tasting that included about 4 wines. They also made some incredibly good olive oil. What a great day. Ran out of town for shopping in the town but had a terrific day touring with Elana and her sister, Despoina Aggeli (our driver!), I would highly recommend them! And, if they ever do come to Atlanta or to Florida for a visit me and my family we would love to host and show them around as they showed us around their lovely town. She can be reached at elenaolympiaguide@gmail.com or www.the-travel-insiders.com
Written June 5, 2015
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Thank you so very much! It was a pleasure sharing our area with you like a true INSIDER! We look forward to seeing you in Florida!
Written June 21, 2015
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J. Sullivan
Laguna Niguel, CA5 contributions
Jul 2019
The highlight of our cruise was going to be Mykanos. Unfortunately, heavy winds caused the stop to be cancelled. Instead, Royal Caribbean took us to Katakolon. As soon as the captain announced the itinerary change, we jumped on Trip Advisor to look at tours in Katakolon. Fortunately, we found The Travel Insiders, booked the tour, and had an amazing time.

We called Despina, who could not have been more friendly or helpful. She let us know that there were no other ships scheduled to be in port that day, so we luckily were able to book the tour just one day in advance.

Despina was our tour guide - friendly, knowledgeable, pleasant.

Elena did the tour of Ancient Olympia. She read our group well - just the right amount of history lessons without too much detail for our the two teenagers in the group. She's terrific.

We asked to go to a restaurant for lunch where we wouldn't see any other tourists. So Despina took us to a place she said her family enjoys. Beautiful view and fantastic food.

Then we went olive oil tasting. Are the any other types than "virgin" and "extra virgin"? You bet. One was better than the next. Our favorite was Truffle. Bought a variety of bottles to take home.

We finished with a stop at the beach so the teenagers could go swimming. The beach has a "tourist" section and a "locals" section. Despina, naturally, took us to the locals area which was far less crowded.

Overall, this was our best tour of the several we did in Greece. Would highly recommend Despina, Elena, and the Travel Insiders to anyone traveling to Katakolon.
Written August 25, 2019
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation! We are truly happy to hear how much you enjoyed your tour of Katakolon – Ancient Olympia with the ‘locals’. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we hope to see you again soon, maybe in Mykonos next time!
Written August 31, 2019
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Kevin O.
Portland, OR9 contributions
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
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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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DekBam
108 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Highly recommend this small group tour. Zoe was a great guide--a Katakolon native, she knew her history and was welcoming and authentic. The tour took in the highlights of Olympia with wonderful story-telling, the local museum, and a fantastic olive oil shop. Really enjoyed the entire experience!
Written July 20, 2019
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Thank you for your recommendation and review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Katakolon Shore Excursion: Premium Skip-the-Lines Olympia & Free Olive Oil Tasting Tour and your time with our local guide, Zoe. We hope we could be of service again in the near future.
Written August 31, 2019
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