Katakolo is a seaside town in western Ilia in the municipality of Pyrgos. The town center is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea. Katakolon is a small port which is the main port of Pyrgos. Katakolo is situated on a peninsula and has a lighthouse found in the southwest. The Lighthouse Katakolon was first opened in 1865. This is the birthplace of the Olympic Games with the temples of Hera and Apollo. Home of the Olympic museum, whose most admired attractions include Painios’ famous Victory and Praxiteles Hermes. Katakolon has a population of 612 inhabitants.
Go see where Greek mythology started the port of
Katakolon, Greece is where the first Olympics was ever held and where you can
find a historical landmark anywhere.
Take a guided tour and take in Ancient Olympia, Olympia Museum, or just read a little Katakolon history. If you only are there a couple of hours then just enjoy the summer weather which is usually a comfortable 80 degrees.