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