Κυριακή, 24 Ιουλίου 2016

Katakolon is a really serene seaside Greek village with a population of about 600 people, situated in western Ilia, in the Pyrgos municipality. It is located on the Ionian Sea, around the Peloponnese peninsula. Katakolon became a port in 1857 but these days the port is principally used by cruise passengers to disembark and explore.

Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia exactly where the traditional Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to rejoice the sacred Olympic games in honor of the god Zeus. In Katakolon,
visit the local galleries and shops found on the main street that produce traditional Greek crafts created by the local artists. The cafes here

Δευτέρα, 9 Μαΐου 2016

Katakolon Port History

Katakolon is a small Greek town and an important port of the country, with a population of about 600 people. It overlooks the Ionian Sea, located on a peninsula, on the western part of Ilia not far from the capital city, Pyrgos. Katakolon Port is the gateway to Olympia. It boasts a lighthouse located on the southwest side opened in 1865.

Katakolon has been a port town for a long time with its glory days beginning toward the end of the 19th century up to the mid 20thcentury. The local Pyrgos authorities entirely funded construction of the port and was built to enable the transportation of merchandise to other major ports throughout Europe.

In 1881, the Pyrgos-Katakolon rail link was