Katakolon is beautiful place combining natural beauty and historic monuments. Katakolon is a small marine city at the western part of Ilia, located at the area of the ancient Fia and it is the current port of the prefecture. Katakolo combines sea and mountain, offering to visitors the opportunity to do a lot of things.
Many taverns and cafeterias took the place of the oldresin houses which were seen from the port. During summertime many groups of travelers visit Katakolon or choose this destination not only for their summer vacations (three or four cruise ships daily), but also for their winter holidays! Just visit Katakolon and discover it yourselves.
Katakolon port is one of the most busy cruise ports of Greece and receives thousands of visitors every year. Katakolon itself is a small village with a main road where shops are located. The shopping in Katakolon is easy and interesting enough. There are many jewelries, clothes shops, leather accessories shops, shops with contemporary and classic art items.
On the front seaside area of the town are located many cafeterias , fish tavernas and few restaurants. There are small hotels as well.
Katakolon Greece , has also very interesting surrounding area. Katakolon serves as the gate harbor to Ancient Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games. Katakolon tours to Olympia are very popular.
Very close to Katakolon man can find Mercury winery and estate. The local producer of wine is very well known in Greece and is open to the public offering wine tasting and guided visit by indoor guide.
Katakolon cruise port is definitely like a very interesting “door “ to Greece’s ancient civilization and modern, contemporary life!
When you arrive by cruise ship to Katakolon port (Greece) port there are not too many alternatives. Katakolon town is of course a small charming port town but the highlight of the area is Ancient Olympia with its Museum and archaeological site. Visitors can reach Olympia by train, by the katakolon taxi service that we offer or , if they want to have a complete overview of the history and culture of the area , they can use a local expert, and book a katakolon shore excursions using a licensed English-speaking, French-speaking, German-speaking guide (guides also available in other languages). Many of the guides also dispose a degree in archaeology and are experienced with groups visiting Olympia from Katakolon. The route from Katakolon to Olympia is partly narrow but most of it is modern and safe. The duration of the drive of an excursion bus is about 40-45 minutes. Tours from the port to Katakolon are realized by cruise companies using local agents or directly by a local agent . Katakolon Private Excursions are offered by taxi, minibus and bus, accompagnied (optional) by experienced licensed tour guides.
- Katakolon Taxi Transfers – To Athens Airport, Patras Port etc
- Katakolon Taxi Tours with english speaking guide
- Katakolon Mini-bus for small groups of 16 or less
- Katakolon Bus for large groups of 30 or more
and more on request