Katakolon (Greece)

The charming seaport to ancient Olympia and the birthplace of the Olympic Games

Discover the Secrets and Rich History of Katakolon - the City of the Gods

The sleepy fishing village of Katakolon is remarkably one of the lesser-known Greek islands - despite its unerring boast as the origin of the world-famous Olympic Games. It is here where you will discover the ancient city of Olympia together with a wealth of priceless artefacts and sculptures from the ancient world.

The small port and beach town of Katakolon is often overlooked by travellers to Greece yet offers one of the most exceptional opportunities to experience authentic Greek culture. Explore the bayside area and picturesque streets before heading into one of the many tavernas and cafes to meet the locals and sample exquisite Greek cuisine.

Beach lovers will not want to miss the calm and coolness of Katakolon’s many sedate beaches where you can laze on golden sands and lap in crystalline blue waters. Plakes Beach is just a short walk from the harbour. Alternatively, why not take the tourist train to the quieter Agios Andreas or the unspoiled sands of Skafidia.

Amazing excursions carefully curated by Celestyal Cruises’s experts