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