Katakolon is a seaside town in western Ilia in the municipality of Pyrgos, Greece. Katakolo is situated on a peninsula and has a lighthouse which was first opened in 1865. The town centre is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea and small hills with forests surround the area. It is also a frequent stop for cruise ships on tours of the Ionian and Mediterranean seas.
Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, where the ancient Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. Here you can visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium,temples and treasuries; then browse in the modern Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of Archaic, Classical and Roman sculptures, including the famous Niki Winged Victory.
Things to See & Do
* Ancient Olympia
* Olympia Museum
* Classical and Roman Sculptures
* Stadium of Olympia
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Population – 650
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30
Port Location – Katakolon has a small port which is located within walking distance of the town centre.