Cruise Port Atlas | Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Map | Location

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Katakolon: Star Clippers, Voyages to Antiquity, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Seabourn, Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: Ancient Olympia, Olympia Archaeological Museum, Olympic Games Museum, The Temple of Apollo Epicurius, Katakolon Waterfront, Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Agios Andreas Beach, Kourouta Beach, Zacharo Beach, Mercouri Estate Winery, Chlemoutsi (Clairmont) Castle

Katakolon's proximity to Ancient Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games, makes it a very popular cruise stop. Before the 2004 Games in Athens, two museums were opened adjacent to the ruins - the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the Olympic Games Museum, making the area even more appealing. Katakolon itself has adapted to the heavy tourist traffic with many shops and tavernas as well as some beach development. Better beaches can be found within 30 minutes drive. The other popular attractions in the area are the Mercouri Estate Vineyard and the Chlemoutsi (Clairmont) Castle.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Greek

Secondary Languages: English is commonly spoken in Katakolon and Olympia

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Katakolon Waterfront courtesy of katakolonew.wordpress.com

Geography and Population

Katakolon is a tiny fishing port on the inside of the narrow Icthus Peninsula off the western coast of the Peloponnesus. The population is less than 300.

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How Far?

Taxis are available at the port, but there are also a number of coach companies offering transfers with or without guides to Olympia, beaches and Chlemoutsi Castle. Transfers by coach to Olympia should cost 20 Euros per person and 30 Euros for a transfer plus a guide. The standard taxi fare is 43 Euros to Olympia. Be sure to get a receipt which drivers are required to give by law. For independent travelers there is a train from Katakolon to Olympia. The 30-50 ride leaves at 9am. A return train is available at 3pm.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Katakolon Pyrgos Airport (PYR) 37 KM 45 minutes  
Katakolon Docks Katakolon town center, museum 0.6-0.8 KM 7-10 minute walk  
Port Entrance Train to Olympia 0.5 KM 6 minute walk  
Katakolon Mercouri Estate Winery 4 KM 9 minutes  
Katakolon Aghios Andreas Beach 3 KM 7 minutes  
Katakolon Olympia 37 KM 45 minutes Train - 2,1 Euros
Coach - 20 Euros
Taxi - 43 Euros
Katakolon Kourouta Beach 20 KM 30 minutes  
Katakolon Zacharo Beach 46 KM 1 hour  
Katakolon Chlemoutsi Castle 42 KM 1 hour  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Geniko Nosokomeio Pyrgou Neo-Andreas Papandreou, 3 Syntriada, phone - 2621082300, 13 KM, 21 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

ATMs available within walking distance of cruise pier

Post Office

On the main street in Katakolon

Port and Berths

GPS location - 37.645364, 21.320283

Photo by Phidias Workshop at the Olympia Archaeological site by Alun Salt