Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Katakolon, Greece


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
50 51 55 60 69 75 80 80 75 66 58 53

Overview

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.

Things to Do

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.

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