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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I looked on the map and it dawned on me that Katakolon was the nearest port to Ancient Olympia.

But Pyrgos is known as the clothes shopping capital of the Peloponessos. The town’s center of activity was a couple blocks of tavernas, cafes and tourist shops on the waterfront facing the dock.

Two breakwaters protect an entrance, m in width; depths vary from 30m at the entrance to 1.

Katakolon Map

It is not often that a Greek nap gives back to the community in such dramatic fashion. Port and Berths GPS location – A lot of people the last month were searching us because they found your blog and trusted your comments, so I feel obliged to thank you not only once!!!!

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Katakolon, Greece

The Katakolon Port occupies the north-west part of the Peloponnese. The ancient Greeks invented a number of surprising technical devices, many of which laid the foundation for the machines that make up our modern technological nightmare world. There is a duty free store on the pier that sells inexpensive bottled water. There are also peacocks, cats, dogs, geese, and a goat.


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.

It is the current harbor of the regions capital city Pyrgos. I hope you enjoy Katakolon as much as I did! Except for one little problem. Katakolon’s proximity to Ancient Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games, makes it a very popular cruise stop. Upon our arrival to Katakolon early in the morning we found our way to the small seaside town, where a horde of travel agents was expecting the cruise passengers with information about all kinds of tourist excursions and programs available from Katakolon.

Thanks for a great write up and loved your video. Katakolon cruise terminal Katakolon cruise terminal is very close to downtown within 10 min walking distance.


Trying to offer a 40 minutes tour to the countryside so tourist can relax and get an idea how Greek land and villages that do not work with tourist look like, your description was much more better than mine when I explain them where they go and what they will meet!

Local Transportation There is infrequent train service to Olympia which may be disrupted by strikes. That was exactly my point — always do what you want, not what other people say you must do or see! Search hotels in Katakalon here Search hotels in Olympia here. Thanks for your comment Hollie. A return train is available at 3pm.

The population is less than Those sections of the port not open to silting have depths to 7. Imagine the Empire State Building laying on its side in the middle of the Plaka and you have some idea of what the effect was on me.

The site was dedicated to the thunder god Zeus and attracted visitors from all over the world. Recent Changes – Search: After our visit to the Mercouri Estate, we caught the next train to our last stop — Agios Andreas beach you can jump in and out of the tourist trains with the same ticket. Now it all made sense. Graphic, with intense the traditional color, it combines mountain and sea. Olympia is approximately 20 miles to the east.


I love the idea of training it out of the main city to see more. Before the Games in Athens, two museums were opened adjacent to the ruins – the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the Olympic Games Museum, making the area even more appealing.

You can also visit the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. Make sure you visit the small but impressive archaelogical museum. The port is on Ionian Sea central Mediterraneanapprox 11 km 7 ml west of region’s capital Pyrgos.

We passed them all, and strolled around the picturesque streets, full of souvenir shops, little cafes, and tavernas, and along the harbor, aligned with restaurants and bars admiring the sea. If only for the views of the landscape and the Ionian Sea, this train ride is well worth taking. I had booked any excursion from the ship to Olympia.

Cruise Port Atlas | Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Map | Location

By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Katakolon, Olympia, Greece. Port Katakolon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. Maybe they just like surprises.

Region Mediterranean – Black Sea. The train station is a small building by the tracks just past the edge of town.