Katakolo's port, that is recently reconstructed, is a busy port full of the cruise ships visiting the Ancient Olympia. An area full of history, the birthplace of Olympics , offer a selection of shore excursions to Ancient Olympia archaelogical site and museum and to nearby area. A historic place and Unesco's monument that should be visited with the company of a proffesional and licensed tour guide in order to understand the importance of the Olympic games in the ancient Greek world.
Ancient Olympia was the site of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnesus, through which runs the Alpheus River. It was not a town, but only a sanctuary with buildings associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia was a national shrine of the Greeks and contained many treasures of Greek art, such as temples, monuments, altars, theatres, statues, and votive offerings of brass and marble. The archaeological site of Olympia is a Unesco Heritage site.
Katakolo's taverns are famous for fresh fish, whereas the cafes and bars are famous for the excellent view they offer to those seeking a picturesque place to enjoy their cup of coffee or their drink next to the sea.