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7-Hour Katakolon Shore Excursion & Epikourios Apollon


The Katakolon Shore Excursion with Epikourios Apollon temple is an exceptional tour to the best-preserved ancient temple of Greece, together with the Hephaestus temple in Athens which was dedicated to Apollo Epikourios ( Apollo the helper).

Highlights of the Riveting 7-H Katakolon Shore Excursion & Epikourios Apollon

  • 7- hours approx private tour
  • Visit the best-preserved ancient temple of Greece
  • Enjoy a coffee at a traditional village coffee shop and taste local delicacies
  • Visit an Olympia Land Winery, taste unique wines


Description of the Katakolon Shore Excursion

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We will start our private tour by meeting you outside the pier’s gate, just a few meters away from the embarkation area of your cruise ship.
Our driver will be at the meeting point holding a sign written your name on and placed on the car’s windscreen. Drive directly to Epikourios Apollon temple one of UNESCO’s World Heritage. The temple of Epikourios Apollo is the most extensively studied monuments due to its variety of characteristics both in the exterior and the interior. The temple is located in a rural isolated site, 15 km south of Andritsena and at 1.130 meters above sea level on mount Kotylion. In ancient times the location was named Vases which means small, flattened areas on rocky land.

After the visit to the Epikourios Apollon temple, we’ll have a short stop at the Andritsaina village for a coffee and to taste local delicacies. (optional).

wineolympia athens tours greeceOur next visit is at the family-owned winery OLYMPIA LAND – LIAROMMATIS ESTATE. You’ll find the winery in the valley of the river Kladeos and just 2 kilometers from the heart of Anc. Olympia. Taste some of the wineries produce high-quality wines from local varieties, like the white Roditis, Assyrtiko, and the red Agiorgitiko.

After the welcoming of the owners the tour begins by walking close to the vineyards, continue to the production area and the cellar with the oak barrels. At the end of the winery tour, you will taste two bottles of wine, olive oil, olives, and other delicacies.

Also, there is free time for shopping in between the visits.

We will end our private shore excursion at the same place we have started.

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Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

  • (Entrance fees 5 euros per person not included)

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