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Katakolon Cruise Port

Your gateway to ancient Olympia and coincidentally, the flame and founding place of the Olympic Games, the recently modernized port at Katakolon is a pleasant way to begin a quiet and majestic tour of this seaside town in western Pyrgos. It is a very small place with not very many inhabitants, but the increasing amount of visitors here will tell you that if a quiet holiday in one of ancient Greece's most important destinations is what you want, this is the place to find it.
 
How to Get to Katakolon

 
Located at the western edge of Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, there are a ton of cruise options from within Greece for getting into Katakolon. Because the port is actually one of the few physically able to house certain types of ships, don't be surprised that you will find it as a destination for large excursion trips as well. Once in, the port is located just five minutes walking from the main area in town.
 
One Day in Katakolon
 
Ancient Greeks used to find their way to Olympia over the course of many days in order to get onto the grounds of the Olympic Games. With modern transportation, it would be a shame if you didn't spend a few hours visiting the ruins of athletic quadrangles, stadium, temples and sanctuaries. Once you've done that, a fabulous feature in Katakolon is the modern Archaeological Museum, showing nothing short of national treasures of the Archaic, Classical and Roman eras.
 
Port Information
 

One of the most important features of the port itself is the large water depth that makes it suitable for housing some of the world's largest cruise ships. It does not hurt that it is located less than an hour’s drive to the site of Ancient Olympia.

Tours & Tickets

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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archeological Site and Archeological Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

When you arrive in the Katakolon port, discover part of ancient Greece on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Learn about the origins of the Olympic Games as ...  Read more

Location: Katakolon, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.72

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Wine-Tasting Tour of Mercouri Estate Winery

While you are in port in Katakolon, tantalize your taste buds on a private wine-tasting tour! On this shore excursion from the Katakolon port, head out to ...  Read more

Location: Katakolon, Greece
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $122.30

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Greek Cooking Class

Leave the Port of Katakolon and swap cruise-ship food for traditional Greek cuisine on a 5-hour private cooking class! Under the watchful eye of a local host, ...  Read more

Location: Katakolon, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.19

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Kourouta Beach

While you are in port in Katakolon, spend part of your day on a private shore excursion to Kourouta Beach. Swim in the calm waters of the Ionian Sea, sunbathe ...  Read more

Location: Katakolon, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.96

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia and Archeological Site

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

When your cruise docks in the Katakolon port, take a private shore excursion to Olympia, where you’ll discover its famous archeological site on a walking tour. ...  Read more

Location: Katakolon, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.72

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