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Katakolon Taxi - Ancient Olympia Day Tours
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Pyrgos
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Taxi Tours from Katakolon to Ancient Olympia and other sights around this beautiful area.Travel safe and pleasant with most luxurious Mercedes vehicle.transportation from all the airports to katakolon port or from katakolon port to airports or any ship port at main greece.
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We booked a tour with Panos through Trip Advisor and Cruise Critic (both great resources). Our ship arrived earlier than originally thought - Panos was there to greet us. We had a sick child, so we needed to pare down our itinerary a bit, so as not to wear our son out. Panos had a wonderful vehicle with air conditioning and gave us a wonderful tour book to keep as a souvenir. What a thoughtful and professional gesture. He took us to Olympia and the ruins - due to our son's disability, handicap permit and EuroKey, he was able to pull right up to the gates to drop us off. This was extremely important for us, as the area is not very wheelchair friendly and therefore, any distance we can save on walking for our son is important for his full enjoyment rather than full exhaustion. Panos was very accommodating and conscientious about our special requests. He was full of knowledge of the area, history and was passionate about sharing local flavor with us - not just the history out of a text book.

He took us into the city area for a Gyros (at our request) and shared a quaint sidewalk cafe with us that he said was one of the best! Very good Gyros! Then a quick stop at the Olympia Stadium and then on to Agios Andreas, the beach. We love to hunt for sea glass and we had great fun searching….one of our boys thought the surf hitting the beach sounded like Rice Krispies and my husband thought it sounded like popcorn - very cool, unusual sound, we'd never heard. My Marine Biologist-want to be, son, was disappointed that he didn't find any shark's teeth, though.

We were also given a very incredible gift - homemade olive oil! We were so incredibly touched by this gift - we didn't know if we'd be able to get it home, but I made sure it made the trip with us and it is a very cherished and rationed treat - best we've ever had!

Thank you, Panos for a spectacular tour of your land and I've already recommended you to 3 other families for their trips in the next year! You were a blessing to us - thank you! God Bless you and your family!

1  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Panas was quick to reply to my emails and charged a reasonable amount. He was waiting for us at the pier as arranged and made a very quick stop to pick up a guide book for us before taking us to the sight by the back way. This allowed us to beat the tour buses and come in on the sight from a hill which gave us a great view of the Olympic stadium. The car ride was really enjoyable as he was able to tell us all kinds of interesting things. When we got there he was able to go behind the ticket booth and get tickets for us so we didn't have to wait in line. He was waiting for us when we finished seeing both the ruins and the museum with bottles of water for us all. I had mentioned to him that I wanted to purchase some good olive oil and he took us to an olive grove where we were able to see how they took the olives from the trees and buy fresh oil and olives! He then took us to a very special place for a great lunch that none of us will ever forget followed by a visit to his local bakery where we loaded up on baklava. We made a quick stop so my son could pick up a souvenir pin(as he does in every place we visit) and then back to the trip.

All day long he made us feel like family. He took great care of us and made sure that we fit in everything that we wanted to do. Our trip with him was almost a week ago now and we talk about how great he was every day! We compare our other tours to our time with him and nothing comes close to the great time we had with him. (We have been travelling through Europe for two weeks now)
I would highly recommend that anyone going to see Olympia could not find a better way to go!

3  Thank Rosemary C
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

On October 28th we were fortunate enough to book a trip with this company. We were with MSC & only had limited time so we were a bit concerned about the quality of tours on offer online. Panagiotis was our driver this day and we couldn't have asked for a better day. He gave us a personalised commentary of the local area & was very proud of his country, he answered our questions & took us to places that bus tours would not be able to reach. Most importantly he was a very careful & considerate driver. While older taxi drivers were flying past us on the highway, Panagiotis stuck to the speed limit & was very respectful of other drivers. I highly recommend Panagiotis & his company for a very enjoyable & comfortable tour, much better & more informative than what the cruise companies provide.

3  Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Panagiotis was our driver and guide for our day trip to Olympia, a pleasant and friendly person who are willing to go the extra mile. What a wonderful and knowledgeable day it was. Thanks Panagiotis, we can really recommend you to all who are interested in seeing and knowing more of Olympia.

2  Thank 550TheaN
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Panagiotis was our guide and driver for our day trip to Olympia, the town of Pyrgos, and a winery visit. Everything was perfect. We were two couples picked up at the port on time by Panagiotis and he reconfirmed with us our plans for the day. Panagiotis was courteous, knowledgeable and very interesting. He made sure we were comfortable and had enough time to enjoy the sites. We were pleased when he took us to a small local winery that the tour buses do not visit - here we were spoiled with a small lunch along with our wine tasting. We felt we had real value for money on our tour with Panagiotis.

2  Thank lactancia
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