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“Fantastic Private Tour ”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Katakolon Taxi

Katakolon Taxi
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Owner description: Taxi Private Tours from Katakolon to Olympia and other surrounding areas. The chance to get the most impressive picture of the most important sightseeings of our area with one of most luxurious Mercedes vehicle.
Windham
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“Fantastic Private Tour ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Andrew and his tour service is excellent. He is friendly, insightful and very easy going. We took a full day private tour with him and four of us (there adults and one child aged 8) when our cruise ship stopped Katakolon/Olympia in August. We prefer to take private tours over the cruise offered tours as they generally cover more ground, allow for a more full sense of the local culture and frankly end up being a better value in many cases. We booked this tour solely based on the reviews on trip advisor and we are extremely pleased with the results. Everything about the process was easy from the booking , to customizing the itinerary, etc. Of course, the sites in Olympia are not to be missed , truly outstanding, but we really enjoyed the local winery and trip to cool off in the sea side beach as well. By the end of the trip we felt like we were on of Andrews family and he one of ours. We highly recommend and thank you Andrew for a great day we will never forget!

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Horta, Portugal
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“Eva was a jewel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Booked this private taxi tour by email. Andrew was quick to reply and very helpful.
Our cruise ship arrived on a different schedule, but when I called Andrew he already knew and told us not to worry.
When we got off Eva with her smile and good spirits was waiting for us. We visited Olympia, although the queues were long, Eva was able to get us some tickets and even lent us a book about Olympia.
Had some free shopping time and she took us to a beautiful beach where are daughters went swimming and we relaxed enjoying the view and our drinks.
Would definitely suggest this company. Less expensive than the shore excursions and because it was only the 4 of us we were able to do what we pleased,

Visited July 2014
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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“Great alternative to cruise bus tour to Olympia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our full day tour with Andrew Stathopoulos when our cruise ship docked in Katakolon, Greece was one of the highlights of our trip, backing up all the positive TripAdvisor reviews.

We appreciated:
- easy booking by email and prompt response and confirmation
- being able to customise the itinerary to suit our family
- finding Andrew waiting at the dock and getting into his air-conditioned car
- arriving at Olympia ahead of the crowds from the cruise ships
- being dropped off at the ticket office and picked up at the museum
- getting help with free entry for my son on his student card
- being able to use Andrew's guide book for the site with reconstruction pictures
- having ice cold water after our walk around the Olympia site
- getting a running commentary on the countryside and local way of life and farming activities
- seeing local villages off the beaten track
- having help in getting a table with a view at St Andrew beach restaurant
- enjoying a leisurely and delicious Greek seafood meal at the seaside
- arriving promptly back in Katakolon for my wife and daughter to do some serious shopping
- finding everything as described on the website: http://www.katakolotaxi.gr/

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour as we managed to get everything done that we set out to do without any rushing, hassle or crowds. Andrew has the timings down to a fine art.

A great way to discover this rural part of mainland Greece in the company of an easy-going, highly-experienced local guide and part-time virgin olive oil producer.

We enjoyed the local baklava over two days back on the ship and look forward to sampling Andrew's olive oil in the coming days.

We highly recommend this as a great alternative to the cruise bus tours to get the most out of the limited number of hours in Katakolon port.

Visited August 2014
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London
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“Olympia Tour”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our Olympia tour was a little disappointing.

The weather was extremely hot and we didn't have a guide.

On all our other tours we had guides and they were well worth the extra cost.

If we had taken a tour with a guide I'm sure we would have enjoyed Olympia far more than we did.

Our driver did take us to a beautiful bar on the coast for refreshments on the way back to our cruise ship which was in a spectacular location & well worth a visit.

We did have some issues with our vehicle and driver but the tour operator was very responsive and committed to resolve the issues for future customers - for which I was very grateful.

Visited June 2014
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San Bernardino, California
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“Beats the shore excursions in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

I booked a private day tour via internet and made the arrangements with Andrew. He was super prompt in responses and very easy going, providing all needed details but agreeing that everything would be subject to our wishes/energy levels on the day. There were several cruise ships in port so the pier was pretty busy, but we found our driver/guide Nancy without any problems. She was fabulous and gave us exactly the amount of time we wanted at each stop and revised stops to avoid the tour buses while adding stops (at her suggestion) to walk around the nunnery (as it was already closed because we took SO LONG at Olympialands Winery... which was wonderful and sells very reasonably priced wine), buy water for us, buy pastries for us, take us to a beautiful beach bar/restaurant, etc. Nancy was a gem with our mom's dementia and by the end of the day she was like a third sister...our Greek sister.

Visited July 2014
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