Katakolon is situated on the south-western part of Greece in Peloponnese. It is located 33km [miles] from Ancient Olympia the birth place of the Olympic. Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Port | Map | Locations Katakolon’s proximity to Ancient Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games, makes it a very popular. So I googled Katakolon but all it said was that it was a small port and beach town near the city of Pyrgos in the northwest Peloponessos. I looked on the map and.
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There is an inner anchorage, deemed safe in most weathers.
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Transfers by coach to Olympia should cost 20 Euros per person and 30 Euros for a transfer plus a guide. Katakalon is very small with only one main street. The Temple was built between Katwkolon. We still had a lot of time on our hands, so we decided to take the Katakolon Fun Tourist Train and explore further away, for only 6 Euros each price for adults. Like during my visit to Aegina Island the previous year, I felt that in Katakolon we got to grasp a more authentic side of Greece, not always easy to see in more manicured places like Mykonos the next stop in our cruise.
I had to go and see it for myself. Don’t forget to visit the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. However the train does continue to go back and forth between Olympia and Pyrgos until around 2 pm when it stops going anywhere.
Katakolon cruise terminal Katakolon cruise terminal is very close to downtown within 10 min walking distance. Those sections of the port not open to silting have depths to 7. Thankfully the strike did not extend to Katakolon and we drove into the small seaside town and found a parking lot the size of the one at your local mall, filled with cars, buses, taxis, horse drawn carriages, and even a vehicle that looked something like a tourist train though it had a row of seats on either side of a bar and there was a keg of beer in the front next to the driver.
Seek out your own experience and travel as you wish, not as your tour guides suggest. Thanks so much for your support! Taxis are available at the port, but there are also a number of coach companies offering transfers with or without guides to Olympia, beaches and Chlemoutsi Castle.
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We had local olives and garlic bread, and then a Greek salad for katakplon and the grilled octopus for my boyfriend, all accompanied by Greek beer. Katakolon is the port for Olympia, the ancient birthplace of the Olympic Games. Did some research and decided katakooon cancel definitely after this wonderful, informative post on Katakolln.
Along the harbour in Katakolon are restaurants, coffee shops and bars. It is not accidental that whoever passes little time here, after his departure the only thing that has in his mind it his return to Katakolon. But if you are on a large international cruise ship and Katakolon is on your itinerary then it is nice to know that it is more than just a place to get off the boat and find a way to Olympia. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Surrounded by 40 acres of vineyards, the Mercouri Winery is run by the fourth generation of the Mercoury family and is the second oldest estate in Greece.
The cruise port has capacity to handle larger ships at a dedicated pier. Katakolon Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is a small museum situated next to the train station at the entrance of Katakolon town.
The first stop on our train guided tour was the Mercouri Estate and Winery, where we were greeted by the owners and their cat. Katakolon itself has adapted to the heavy tourist traffic with many shops and tavernas as well as some beach development. If only for the views of the landscape and the Ionian Katamolon, this train ride is well worth taking.
Hi Teneil, yes the train was super easy to find, just at the end of the main road, when you walk from the port.
Not to imply that Katakolon is a terrible place and you should not go there. In all likelihood Katakolon and ,ap surrounding area may be the most authentically Greek place on your cruise itinerary with the exception of Athens’ port of Pireaus.
Unfortunately most of the people you will be watching are the same people you see on the ship. Excursions from Katakolon Port.
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Turns out the day we spent in Katakolon was one of my favorites during our cruise experience. For what mal is Katakolon is great. It was founded by Kostas Kotsanas and holds about operating reconstructions of mechanisms and inventions of the ancient Greeks covering the period from BC to AD.
Katakolon port lies on the Greek coast and serves as the gateway to Olympia, the ancient site where the Olympics were originally staged. We will be traveling there via cruise ship in October! What a wonderful day you had! It is the second busiest port in all of Greece, after Piraeus. It works for the last years.
This museum comes highly recommended by katakoloon who have visited it, especially those people who love machines. The small port town is surrounded by low hills with forests.