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Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

Katakolon (Olympia)
Greece

The port of Kataklon is a small village of 600 people located on the Ionian Sea in the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. This port is a gateway to Olympia ruins, birthplace of the first Olympics.

Useful Information

Language

Greek

Tips

5% to 10% will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Currency

EUR
Euro

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Time difference

UTC: 2

from New York: +7h

from San Francisco: +9h

from London: +2h

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
846
1152
1457
1255.00
February
846
1152
1458
1094.25
March
948
1254
1560
823.25
April
1152
1559
1864
411.50
May
1458
1966
2271
120.50
June
1763
2373
2678
20.00
July
2067
2578
2984
20.00
August
2069
2678
2984
50.25
September
1865
2374
2780
170.75
October
1560
1967
2373
743.00
November
1254
1660
1966
1415.50
December
1049
1355
1661
1465.75

Where is located the Port of Kataklon Cruise Terminal

The port of Kataklon is located in the heart of the small village. It has two docks where cruise ships can dock.
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Activities in Katakolon (Olympia)

Landmarks

Clermont (Chlemoutsi) Fortress

Built in 1223, this imposing castle is a 50-minute drive from the port.

Historical sites

Olympia

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The site of the first Olympic Games, this archaeological site is the main attraction of this stopover. Even today, it is here that, during a ceremony, the Olympic torch is lit before it begins its journey to the host city of the Games.

Activities

Mercouri Winery

You can take a tour of this winery and buy its products in the shop.

Beaches

Plakes Beach

Beach is located near the port about 200 meters.

Aghios Andreas Beach

Beach is located 3 km from the port. Restaurants and cafes are nearby.

Kourouta Beach

Beach located 21 km from the port (25 minutes) and offering services.