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Katakolon (Harbour/Quay)

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Coordinates: 037° 38.904' N , 021° 19.095' E
Country: Greece

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Good start to go to Olympia. Train every day at 8.40 am., except Sunday.  More trains if there is a cruise boat. 

June 2018 update, trains not running due to landslide  Or take the bus. Small supermarket, bakery to the right of the car park as you are looking from the sea.

Moor: We checked out the harbour and there were only 4 other boats stern to with their anchors down as there is no laid moorings. Word of caution, while we were anchored a strong easterly came in, the crews on the boats that were stern to in the harbour could not get off/on to the boat because of the swell.

Ashore: a small supermarket, many tourist shops, and restaurants on the waterfront. To get a Greek SIM card you will have to go to the next town of Pyrgos, where you will find anything you need. The boatyard seems to be functional but we never saw anyone working and the marina office was always closed in the few days we went by. This is also a cruise ship terminal. 

Don't miss: the ancient city of Olympia is a must-see site. You can visit Olympia buy bus, taxi or a short trip on a train that only costs 5.00 Euro/person. 

Car hire from Avis €40 for the day, plenty of time for a trip to Olympia and stock-up at Lidl (closed Sunday)


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by Chantal Tessier on 23 April 2019

April 2019

Good town harbour with water and electricity, allegedly free. 

It is very convenient to go to Olympia. There is a train that cost 10€ pp., right in front of the quay. It does not run frenquently though. There are a few car rentals, cheapest is said to be 40€ but I couldn't find anything below 50€. We were approched by a taxi driver, which for 60€ took us to Olympia and gave us all the time we needed to visit the museum and the whole site, than took us to the Olympia theatre and a another place where we had a stunning view of the coast. Think it was worth it, considering that you have to add the gas and insurance costs to a car rental. I don't have his contact info (other than his name is John) but he parks at the corner of the main street and the large parking with the trains, in front of the quay.

The town is lively when there are cruise ships but almost every single shops and restaurants will close otherwise. Same goes for the Ancient Greek Technology museum.

Prices in the restaurants are unbelievably high. 

It's very uncomfortable when there are strong SE winds. Otherwise it seems to be well sheltered. Haven't found the cruise ships coming in or out to be a problem.

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Last updated by Helena Neal on 25/12/2018 06:08:18.
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