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  • Address: Katakolou, Katakolon 27100, Greece

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Katakolon Cruise Port Tours

At the western edge of Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, Katakolon’s deep waters makes it one of few Greek ports able to accommodate the world's largest cruise ships. It’s also the gateway to ancient Olympia, the flame and founding place of the Olympic Games, and one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
 
The Basics
The most popular day trip destination from Katakolon is ancient Olympia, 20 miles (32 kilometers) east. Shore excursions typically take in the highlights of the archaeological site, including the Temple of Zeus, the palaestra gymnasium, the archaeological museum, and the Olympic stadium, which held the first Olympic Games in 776 BC.
 
Those staying in Katakolon can visit the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, enjoy a wine tasting at the Mercouri Winery, relax at Agios Andreas beach, or browse the many tourist shops along the main street.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Shore excursions typically include port pickup and drop-off.
  • Direct trains and buses run from Katakolon to Olympia.
  • Taxis are available right outside the cruise terminal.
 
How to Get to Katakolon from the Katakolon Cruise Port
Cruise ships dock right in the center of Katakolon, and it’s an easy 5-minute walk to the shops and restaurants of the town, as well as Plakes Beach.
 
Port Information
The euro is the currency used in Greece. Greek is the official language here, but English is also widely spoken. You’ll find restaurants with free Wi-Fi, ATMs, and currency exchange houses along the main street in Katakolon town.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 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 $113.94
Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Greek Cooking Class, Peloponnese, Ports of Call Tours
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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Greek Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $134.89
Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Wine-Tasting Tour of Mercouri Estate Winery, Peloponnese, Ports ... 
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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 $126.91
Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archeological Site and Archeological ... 
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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archeological Site and Archeological Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 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 $123.21

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