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Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

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Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

We booked a car rental from Avis in Katakolon for a shore excursion to Olympia; we also considered making a stop at the Mercouri Winery. However, I read the following article on one of the sites and am concerned that we may have a problem parking. I don't know when this article was published. Can you tell me if parking will be a problem?We are arriving in June.

"If you are considering the DIY driving route take into account the complete chaos that is called parking in Olympia. They have recently closed the main road to thru traffic meaning that you will need to park at the far end of town (while battling through the waiting busses and taxis parked all along the main road) and then walk the entire length of Olympia to get to the site. It is not that far, say 15-20 minutes normal walking, but the summer heat and the bus and taxi fumes can make that seem like a pretty long 15 minutes."

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1. Re: Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

Hi there, I'm considering renting a car for a visit in November. Mind reporting back about your experience?

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2. Re: Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

Renting the car at Avis was easy. But we decided not to go to Olympia, instead we went to Mercouri and to a lovely hotel that let us use their beach facilities. We were going to Ephesus on our trip and wanted some down time.

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3. Re: Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

Hello, I was there in October, rented a car from Avis as well. No problem driving to Olympia or parking there. The parking is just a couple of minutes walk from the site+museum. We got there early and we found plenty of empty spaces to park the car. The route to Olympia is straightforward and we got plenty of information plus a very detailed map from Avis' people.

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4. Re: Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

did you prebook your vehicle or on the day of?

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5. Re: Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

We pre-booked it from their local website (www.katakolo-rentacar.com) and they gave us detailed information via e-mail (prompt helpful replies) plus a map and all the info we needed when we got there.

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6. Re: Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

After reading nancybtru comments about Avis in Katakolon, we decided to book a car with them as well. We were very happy with our choise, we had a new car, much cheaper than a cab and the drive was easy. finding parking was not a problem as well. after Olympia we visited the winery which was great.

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8. Re: Renting a car from Katakolon to Olympia

i am planning to visit in June with carnival Cruice .Any suggestions?

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