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The Travel Insiders
Ranked #1 of 11 Tours in Katakolo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience your Katakolon to Olympia tour or transfer 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 shared tours or our tailor-made private tours. Based in the port of Katakolon, we may follow your needs at any of your desired ports. Join our Katakolon to Olympia, Piraeus to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos and many more shore excursions and travel with the locals as a real insider! The motto of our agency is "Trust us as locals as we know best!"
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

They deliver period! This is THE way to visit Olimpia when on a cruise! Despina was on the spot and on time at the meeting point just outside of the port. We got in this luxury Mercedes Mini Bus that is very well maintained and looking almost new. We immediately headed towards Olimpia to visit the Olimpic games birthplace. Despina gave us an insight of the region as well as tips on the way to visit the site. She did not come inside with us as we did not Book this trip with a tour guide... If you need one, her Sister Elena is a certified tour guide and archeologist! So that too is solved with this "dinamic duo"!!!
She was all the time willing and asking what we wanted to do as the time with her was for us... That I liked very much... No pressing to go places where she could grab a commission. High five for that too! We then headed to the ship on time and she was also telling us it was her responsibility to get us back on time....
We will be in Katakolon in one week and booked a sailboat with them as well... Now I am confident everything will go super smooth...
Thank you very much Despina, you made our day.

1  Thank Jacques R
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Elena A, Owner at The Travel Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2015

Thank you so very much for your kind words. It was also our pleasure to meet you and to spend time with you and your wonderful family. We hope to see you again in the future and wish you all the best!

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Reviewed June 12, 2015

Despina was in the parking area as she had told us. Very amiable and the minibus was quite comfortable. We were driven to a monastery, the Olympia ruins and museum, and lastly, a winery. A great day! The monastery was high in the hills and wouldn't have been accessible via a large bus. The visit and vista were beautiful.

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Elena A, Owner at The Travel Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2015

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with your tour and hope to see you again sometime soon!

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Reviewed June 5, 2015

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

4  Thank Lori H
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Elena A, Owner at The Travel Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2015

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!

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Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our tour with The Travel Insiders was a memorable day traveling to the highlights of the day!
Olympia was an excellent stop!
Despina, our driver was very informative with her native surroundings and was very delightful with
her kind and gentle service.
Their were six of us and we all were very impressed by her professional service. We had a very comfortable ride thru out the day in the company's mercedes van!
This is the only way to tour with a native of the area, and this is a very reliable company to call upon!

Thank Anita M
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Elena A, Owner at The Travel Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2015

Thank you so much! Your company was truly delightful and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our tour with The Travel Insiders, a local travel agency, made our trip to Olympia one of the highlights!

After some research, we decided to book with them online and we were very impressed by their prompt response and accurate instructions. This was our first time in Olympia and they turned it into a memorable experience. A nice surprise was the free Wi-Fi on board! The journey to Olympia was very pleasant as Despina, the English-speaking driver, was most informative pointing out the highlights of what we were going to see.
The friendly faces and professional service are only two of the things that would make us highly recommend them to anyone visiting the area!

Thank Martha T
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Elena A, Owner at The Travel Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2015

We thank you for your kind comments. It was most enjoyable touring Olympia with you. We were especially pleased that you too felt like an INSIDER in our area!

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