Katakolon Cruise Port (Katakolo Port)
At the western edge of Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, Katakolon Cruise Port’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 most popular day trip destination from Katakolon Cruise Port (Katakolo Port) 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
Katakolon Cruise Port terminal offers duty-free shopping, tourist information, and ATMS; there are cafés, restaurants, and transportation links nearby.
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. Most shore excursions offer round-trip transportation from the port.
The euro is the official currency of Greece and Greek is the official language. However, English is also widely spoken. You’ll find restaurants with free Wi-Fi, ATMs, and currency exchanges along the main street in Katakolon town.
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