Katakolon is part of the municipality of Pyrgos (Ilia).The town center is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea. It has a small port which is the main port of pyrgos, a school, restaurants, a church and a town square. The main reason cruise ships stop here is to visit Ancient Olympia: a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC.

Panagiotis Zaharopoulos is a taxi driver,who helps you to visit all the importants sites at your short time at the port. He knows area very well and he will be happy to show you his favorite places, restaurants, beaches, churches, archaeological sites and more. He speaks  English and some Italian and Greek of course. He has been working as a professional taxi driver for almost 10 years. If you have more time is better for you because Panagiotis has the opportunity to show you even more beautiful places. You will find very good comments about him on the cruise sites bulletin boards and guest books.

For bookings and information e-mail Panagiotis at

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