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“private driver Katakolon--Olympia”
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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.
Reviewed 25 May 2014

we were on a cruise ship docked at Katakolon Greece--picked up by driver --to Olympia--cost 9Euro admission --kids free andOlympia Museum--shopping and lunch in KatakolonThe driver very pleasant and informative and could customize your tour to you.
--he can be reached at--andrewkatakolontaxi @ gmail.com

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We visited Katakolon during a cruise with Holland America. Based on the great reviews on Tripadvisor, we contacted Andrew a few months ahead of time to book a tour. Andrew responded promptly and the booking process was smooth. When we arrived at Katakolon, Andrew waited for us at the port and we started the tour right away. Andrew's tour was excellent, and we visited ancient Olympia, a winery, a monastery and a beach. Andrew speaks excellent English and provided us with a lot of information about this beautiful area and the wonderful sights. We were traveling with kids, and Andrew gave us plenty of time at each sight. At the end of the tour, Andrew gave us a bottle of his home made olive oil, which was very nice of him. We enjoyed Andrew's tour thoroughly and could not think of a better way to spend a port day at Katakolon.

1  Thank bluespruce12
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Andrew was already committed to another tour when I contacted him but he arranged for another private driver, John, to give us a tour. John was great and we had a wonderful day! Andrew's English was better than John's but we had no difficulty communicating. John stopped at additional places he wanted us to see to better appreciate the region. First we went to the Olympic Site which is simply amazing. Neither Andrew or John can come in with you but they provide a book with descriptions. I saw other tourists using the Rick Steves Book which they recommended. Then we went into the Olympic Museum which is outstanding! You will be amazed. Next, we visited a charming monastery which provided a panoramic of the region. Nearby we stopped at an ancient amphitheater which is still in use today. We met up with Andrew's tour group at a small winery which many tours seem to visit. There we enjoyed sharing our tour and tasting of food and wine with his customers. Finally we ended the day at a beautiful beach where we waded by the rocks and enjoyed espressos at an authentic Greek beachfront restaurant!

Thank Queenbee925
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We arrived on the 18th of April with Costa for only a few hours in Katakolon.
Based on his good reviews we booked Andrew in advance and were glad we did so!

Compared to a guided bus tour;

this privat taxi costs only half, moves faster around, gets to places a bus can not get, can visit more places in the same amount of time and...............

Andrew is a very nice and friendly and reliable driver/guide who gives you inside information and shows you local life as well.

Sharing our impressions at the evening dinner with other (bus tour) guests confirmed that we took the right decision all the way!

Thanks again Andrew!

3  Thank mkogler
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We booked with Taxi Katakolon from the reviews we read from Tripadvisor and other similar sites. Our group was 11 people and we had to be split into two vehicles which we already knew about thanks to Andrew's prompt replies to emails. I specifically requested Andrew which I would recommend if you prefer English speaking and excellent tour guidance of the area. The remainder of our group was in a very nice van with a driver who did speak some English but did not provide much commentary but Andrew made various stops just to go back to the van and provide extra tour guidance when we were approaching different photo stop sites. We learned a lot about the area thanks to Andrew's knowledge and love for his country. We especially enjoyed learning more about the Olive tree, the harvest and the process. We asked tons of questions and Andrew seemed thrilled to share his love for the olive tree. Our first stop was Olympia which was very interesting but with four children in tow between ages 6 and 10 it was good we were not held hostage by a guide or large tour group. Andrew took our entrance fees and went straight to the front of the line bypassing a large tour bus of people to pick up our tickets. He then gave us plenty of time to tour the sites and museum on our own and was ready with the vehicles at our designated meeting point. The visit to the monastery was extra special not only for the kids but it was evident that the nun we met was truly blessed by the children visiting. Even the children sensed they brought a smile to her face. The day was ended at the beach having coffee and the best Greek salad EVER!!!!! The tomatoes and olives in this area are amazing!!!! Once we were dropped off at the cruise ship Andrew gave each family a bottle of his olive oil from his field. Although I knew from past posts that the olive oil was something families reported getting I was really thrilled that Andrew gave a bottle for each family (3 total) which was great seeing we were three paying families traveling together. Thanks Andrew that made our day!!! Taxi Katakolon was excellent for what we requested and desired on our short stay at our port. Definitely request Andrew as your guide or be sure to request you want a guide that speaks English pretty well. If we return to the area I would not hesitate to contact Andrew again to arrange some type of tour of the area. We were offered the winery tour however we did not want to spend additional money and we knew it would not be fun for the children. We definitely would add that to our tour if we return without children, however. Thanks again to Andrew and his other driver who made our shore excursion at Katakolon an excellent experience.

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