Elis - the Olympic City and Kourouta Beach
Overview of the tour in Ilia
Ride along with Katakolo tour driver for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the well-preserved site where the Olympic Games were born. The town of Elis was an important urban center in Ancient Greece. It was the capital of the Elean kingdom in western Greece. This town was responsible for the organization of the Olympic Games in ancient Olympia. Elis was built in a beneficial position, on the left shore of the Pineios river. The archaeological research indicates the first signs of human presence in the area, very early in the prehistoric era.
Proceed then to Kourouta which is the most popular beach in the Ilia region where, during summertime, you can also cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters and take a walk on the boardwalk with its restaurants and souvenir shops.
You might even see some nearby campers venturing down to the water.
This activity includes:
- Katakolo Port
- Kourouta beach
- pick up and drop off
- air-conditioned transportations
- escorted transportations
- sunbed and umbrella's
post office out side katakolo port
Upon debarkation, please proceed through the cruise terminal and exit through the security area. Your tour departs from just outside the port, where there is a post office and a public bathroom (WC); this is approximately 100 meters from the cruise pier.
Please meet your local tour guide/representative who will be waiting outside the security area, in front of the post office and WC, holding a signboard that says "JAE OLYMPIC."
Things to note
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not recommended for those guests with any mobility issues as you will be walking over uneven surfaces and varied ground conditions. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Ship Itinerary Changes
If your ship makes an itinerary change and you arrive into a scheduled port on an alternate date, please do not assume your tour has been canceled. Your tour will be scheduled for the new date.
These excursions are not provided by the cruise line. Please do not assume these excursions are affected by any changes the ship's shore excursion department makes to their excursions.
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.