Katakolon has been a major location for cruise ships since the forties, since it is a picturesque, coastal town in western Ilia. Katakolon today is the second most visited port for cruise ships in Greece, and it constitutes a basic gathering point, of tourists wishing to visit ancient Olympia. Katakolon is located 320 km northwest of Athens and 34 km from Ancient Olympia.
Katakolon, graphic with intense the traditional color, it combines mountain and sea. The visitors have a lot of choices in order to fill their free time or to pass pleasantly their vacations. Undeniably, Katakolon is a place that one needs plenty of time in order to explore it’s beauties and to discover the magic of this place. It is not accidental that whoever passes little time here, after his departure the only thing that has in his mind it his return to Katakolon. Katakolon today is the second most busy cruise port of Greece, after Piraeus port, according to recent statistics.