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Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon, Greece

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Katakolon is a seaside town in western Ilia in the municipality of Pyrgos, Greece. Katakolo is situated on a peninsula and has a lighthouse which was first opened in 1865. The town centre is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea and small hills with forests surround the area. It is also a frequent stop for cruise ships on tours of the Ionian and Mediterranean seas.

Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, where the ancient Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. Here you can visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium,temples and treasuries; then browse in the modern Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of Archaic, Classical and Roman sculptures, including the famous Niki Winged Victory.


Things to See & Do

* Ancient Olympia
* Olympia Museum
* Classical and Roman Sculptures
* Stadium of Olympia

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Greek
Population - 650
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 30

Port Location - Katakolon has a small port which is located within walking distance of the town centre.

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