Σάββατο, 1 Ιουλίου 2017

Katakolon Travel Guide

Katakolon Port (or Katakolo Port) is situated on the Greek coastline and is the gateway to the ancient site of Olympia, where the Ancient Olympics were first held.

This is the current harbor from the region's capital city Pyrgos.

Visual, with intense the standard color, it combines sea and mountain. To fill their free time or to pleasantly pass their vacations, the visitors have a lot of choices.

In order to explore its beauties and to discover the magic of Katakolon one needs plenty of time. It is not unintentional that whoever passes little time right here, right after his departure the only thing which has within his thoughts it his return to Katakolon. According to recent statistics, Katakolon today is the second most busy cruise port of Greece, after Piraeus harbor.

Dock Basic review: Two breakwaters protect an entrance, 250m in size; depths differ from 30m in the opening to 1.5m in the harbour. Those sections of the dock not available to silting have depths to 7.9m for industrial traffic. It comes with an inner anchorage, considered safe in many kinds of weather. Visitors figures: Approx 200 vessels visit the dock annually. Load Line Zone: Summer time. Maximum dimension: Max safe draft, 6.5m.

Κυριακή, 24 Ιουλίου 2016

A Visit To Katakolon Port

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