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“Wonderful tour of Olympia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of George & Takis TaxiKatakolon Tours

George & Takis TaxiKatakolon Tours
Ranked #5 of 7 Transportation in Olympia
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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.
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
“Wonderful tour of Olympia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

We scheduled a half a day tour of Olympia with Taxi Katakolon Private Tours by George. He was very prompt in answering my emails and very helpful.

Our driver was Alexandra and she was wonderful. She is very professional, passionate, knowledgeable and spoke very good english. I strongly recommend Taxi Katakolon Private Tours by George.

Visited July 2014
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Findlay, Ohio
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had a day tour with George and he was great. Showed us all the highlights and was right there when we wanted him. Took us to a good authentic restraurant and was very much willing to schedule your trip to your wants and demands. Highly recommend him.

Visited July 2014
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3 attraction reviews
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“Olympia by Taxi with Takis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

On July 14, 2014, we had the pleasure of touring Olympia by taxi with Takis. George handled all the arrangements very professionally in advance and assigned Takis as our driver. He spoke excellent English, shared with us a lot about life on Katakolon, as well as the history of Olympia, answered all of our questions, and tailored the tour on the go as we wished. They are very wise about the flow of traffic from cruise ships and how to plan the day to avoid crowds to the extent possible. Needless to say, his car fit the four of us comfortably and it was clean and air conditioned and he had beverages available to us as we wished.

Visited July 2014
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Minneapolis
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“Olympia Taxi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

I traveled to Italy and Greece with a group of 11 friends. The end of our trip was a cruise with NCL that included 4 Greek Islands, one of which was Katakolon. We had booked the private taxi tour before we left the US and so it was all set when we arrived at the port in Katakolon. There were three taxis waiting - all Mercedes, very comfortable rides. Two taxis carried 4, and 1 taxi carried the other 3 from our group. Our taxi was driven by Nicolas Theodorakopoulos, and he was fabulous. He had a WiFi hot spot in his car and he shared that with us ... each of us was able to connect and send messages to our families in the US, which was really nice as we had been on the cruise ship for a few days and some had been unable to contact family while on ship (just didn't want to pay for the use of the internet on the ship). Nicolas was very friendly, spoke excellent English and gave us a great tour of the area on the way to and from Olympia. He provided 3 books about Olympia - two on the archeological site, and one on the museum, that was very helpful in touring the site. He took us there first, we got in before the masses of tourist and by the time we were done, the place was very full of tourist, so it was really great to get there early. We stopped in the city of Olympia to get some shopping done, and then drove to an very nice restaurant with a superb beach view and had lunch (paid for separately). He was very flexible with our group and those of us riding in his car had a really really good time. If you hit the port of Katakolon and want to get a private taxi to Olympia I highly recommend Nicolas at info@olympiataxi.gr ... www.olympiataxi.gr.

Visited July 2014
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Winter Park, CO
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“A great day with Takis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We booked this service based on all the recommendations we found here, and are so glad that we did. We had Takis as our driver and he was great in answering all of our questions and providing details on things we never would have thought to ask. He was great with all of our kids (9 & 12) questions and came armed with water, soda, and juice boxes to keep everyone going. As they clearly state, they can't guide you in the olympia site, but Takis provided a book to help us get a bit of context on everything, and with the heat of the day we were really grateful to just be able to set our own pace and hide out in the shade as necessary. One note - while in Olympia we ended up meeting George and some of the other drivers (as well as some of the other folks that they were driving) and based on my impressions and those of the others I talked to, I don't think you can go wrong with anybody they line up as your driver.
We finished the day with a visit to a small beach with a restaurant with some really good food with pretty reasonable prices. We enjoyed some appetizers, salad, and beer while the kids played in the Mediterranean.
The instructions for meeting up with Takis from the cruise ship were very clear (pictures and everything), and the cost compared to even a large group tour with the cruise line isn't even a fair comparison...I think each of us would have cost about what the car for the 4 of us cost.
Thank you Takis for an incredible and memorable day.

Visited June 2014
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