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TaxiKatakolo Tours to Ancient Olympia
Ranked #1 of 7 Transportation in Olympia
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Owner description: Private tours from the cruise port of Katakolon to Ancient Olympia.The owner, Andreas Stamos, provides great services for visitors wishing to discover and experience the secrets of Ancient Olympia and the countryside of Ilia (Ancient Elis). Run in the original Olympic Stadium, walk through the remains of the buildings in which athletes trained and the temples in which they made offerings, and visit the museums in which the Ancient Olympics and the mysteries of this sacred city come to life. Enjoy the personal care and attention of a family-owned business with a new Mercedes E class.
Muscat, Oman
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91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Friendly and efficient service”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We had booked for Olympia tours with Andreas based on the good reviews on Tripadvisor. Since Andreas was busy with another guest, he arranged for us his friend. We arrived on a cruise ship at the port and Mr Takis was waiting for us. The drive to Olympia was enjoyable in his well kept Mercedes car and he gave us loads of information on the area. He offered cold bottled water for each of us. At Olympia, we took the books he gave us and explored the site and museum. After that we went to see a monastery and then a beach. Last we headed back to the port and Takis took us to a good seafood restaurant. It was great personalized service and better than the bus tours.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Person”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Mr Stamos is a very friendly and safe tour driver.
His car is very clean and the tour to Olympia was really interesting.
At the end of our tour we had received a gift from Mr Stamos which should remember us of this very nice tour.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Interesting day trip to Olympia using Stamos Taxis”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We were picked up from the Cruise Port at Katakolon by Stamos Taxis. Our driver took us to Olympia where he dropped us off to wander around the ancient site and the museum with a guidebook. It was well worth the visit. The best part of the day was a visit to Olympia GH, a little boutique family run winery (www.olympiagh.gr) where the daughter gave us an interesting tour followed by a delicious tasting with little fresh delicacies to accompany it. We really enjoyed the day but found the Euro 180 cost quite high and were happy we shared the taxi with another couple. It was air conditioned and convenient, however and the driver pleasant. We were dropped off for lunch at modern Olympia town where we wandered around for an hour or so before being dropped back at Katakolon. It took about 5 hours but the booking was for 6. He offered to take us somewhere else but we declined. Cost of entry to archeological site and museum was extra.

Visited July 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Excellent Private Tour of Olympia”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We had an excellent experience with Andreas. He assisted us in getting tickets for the sites and museum at Olympia as well as explained the local sights. We had an excellent lunch in town and then visited a beautiful nunnery. It was fantastic to be away from the crowds and see parts of Katakolon unvisited by the masses. On departure he offered us some delicious olive oil from his own farm. Overall a wonderful experience which we highly recommend to others. We are glad we broke away from the cruise tours for a day with Andreas.

Visited August 2013
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Bouxwiller, Alsace, France
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4 reviews
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“Nice day to ancient Olympia”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

My family and I spent a fantastic day with Andreas.He took time to answer to our questions. He had greek songs in his car and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We could visit Olympia site before the groups of the boat and it was very nice! He did a crown with olive tree for the kids, they were happy! We could eat amazing ice cream in Olympia with the suggestion of Andreas. Really it was a nice day and I would recommend Andreas.

Visited August 2013
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