Katakolon Cruise Port
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.
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
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
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)