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“Great personal tours...super friendly!”

George & Takis TaxiKatakolon Tours
Ranked #5 of 7 Transportation in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy the friendliest and most informative tours to Ancient Olympia from the cruise port of Katakolon in style, in luxurious new E class Mercedes Benz cars. George & Takis, will show you the secrets and the beauty of Ancient Olympia and the countryside.Primary our job here is to guide you through vibrant friendly communities and to experience the true Greek hospitality, culture and civilization of the area.
Skippack, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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“Great personal tours...super friendly!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We used George a couple of years ago on our trip to Greece. We had contact before we arrived, I told him our interests, and he personalized our day for us...he was spot on! He's very personable....made my two college-age girls very comfortable...got us to a great lunch...had so many little tidbits to share about the area. Years of traveling and tours, and I'd put George right up there in the top spot! Thanks, George, for a day all three of us still remember fondly!

Visited November 2012
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Upton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great day with the perfect guide!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Four of us had one day in Katakolon/Olympia on a cruise. After reading recommendations for George on another site, I visited his website and sent him an email for information regarding a full day tour. He very promptly responded and was very responsive throughout the process. He sent a detailed map about where to meet him (and another when it was a possibility the dock may change) and was waiting for us when we got off the ship. He listened to what we wanted to do and was very efficient in making the best of the time we had there. We stopped in Olympia and he gave us a cell phone in case we needed to reach him for any reason and books to help us identify the ruins (which we appreciated very much once we got in there!). From there we went on a tour of a wonderful vineyard which ended with a wine tasting along with wonderful bread, olive oil, cheese and vegetables. After buying some of the wonderful things we tried, we had lunch at an amazing local restaurant. Our time was running short so George drove us to some scenic spots, a beautiful beach, and back to the ship. A GREAT day that we wish was longer! Don't hesitate to contact George, he is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, couldn't have asked for more!

Visited September 2013
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Calgary
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5 reviews
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“Taxi Katakolon to Olympia”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

On our visit to Olympia, we used Taxi Katakalon to arrange our tour. George, the owner was prompt in responding to our e-mails and gave use good instructions on where to meet the car. Our driver and guide for the day was Taxis, George's assistant. He was very helpful and gave us lots of information on the area as we drove to Olympia. Highly recommended for tours.

Visited September 2013
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Canton, Georgia
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61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Could not be happier than our time with George”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We were two couples who booked with George for our personal trip to Olympia. The process prior was wonderful, he answered e-mails promptly and was very specific with what was available. There were no surprises. He picked us up at the cruise terminal, pointed out things along the way for us. He also gave us information to take with us to tour the museum (which we thought we wouldn't view till George suggested we shouldn't miss - which we were glad that we did go ! ) He also gave us the local cell phone in which we could call if we wanted to be picked up earlier or had any issues which was a wonderful touch. He shared his Homeland, his people and made us feel as if we were family. We also chose to go to his favorite local restaurant and had the best meal of our whole trip. He let us plan our day as we wanted, he suggested things that we could do, he made our day in Olympia/Katakolon unforgettable. I would highly recommend George, he was amazing and I recommend him highly.

Visited September 2013
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Riverside, California
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84 reviews
72 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding Day with George!”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Our tour with George was absolutely incredible! Prior to the tour, George was fast to respond to e-mails and worked well with us to the plan the perfect trip. When our ship arrived in Katakolon, he was warm and welcoming and greeted us with a smile. We drove to Olympia from the cruise ship port, and George was informative about the area along the way. Olympia was the highlight of our day! We arrived at Olympia early, and left just as the tour bus crowds started to appear. George loaned us beautiful overlay books for our tour where we could see what the structures looked like today and thousands of years ago. We loved them so much we bought copies of our own at the site. He also lent us a local cell phone to keep in touch with him while we were exploring Olympia by ourselves – very thoughtful! Once we left Olympia, we drove around a bit to explore the area. We stopped by Flokas Amphitheater, where George shared pictures of his home and family with us. It was such a special moment, and so nice of him to share his family with ours. It made us feel more like friends and not just customers. Next we went to Kremasti Monastery and Nunnery, a beautiful structure on a hill offering breathtaking views. For lunch, we stopped at one of his favorite local restaurants with the most delicious Greek food I've ever tasted! We ate fresh stuffed tomatoes which were amazing and also pork, pasta, bread and olive oil, and much more. In the afternoon, we visited Kouroutas beach, where we relaxed on the beach and swam in the refreshing water. Our last stop was Agios Andreas beach, where we saw the beach and took a few pictures. On our way back to the port, George drove us on the beach and we took a picture in front of our cruise ship. It was a perfect way to end our day. We saw so much on one tour and never felt rushed. Our tour with George was unforgettable, and I would recommend him to ANYONE traveling in the Katakolon/Olympia area!

Visited August 2013
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