On April 19th 2011, 8,000 tourists disembarked at Katakolon port in just one day. Three large cruise ships moored at the port of Katakolon since early in the morning; the cruise ships were MSC Musica, Coral and Costa Atlantica with 8000 passengers and crew in total.
The port of Katakolon and its nearby market were full of tourists, who spent some time at the village of Katakolon and then visited ancient Olympia and its archaeological site.
More than 400 cruise ships expected in Katakolon Port in 2011
This is just the beginning for the port of Katakolon, since more than 400 cruise ships are expected to use Katakolon as their port of call during the tourist season 2011, this summer and fall.
Katakolon port is becoming the busiest port of call for cruise ships in Greece, receiving more ships than the first port of the country, Piraeus. All these tourists are toning up the local economy which has seen a rather big decline during the past few years, especially since the financial crisis hit the country.
The field of tourism is sending positive signals to the businessmen in the country, since it is the most important economical field in Greece, and brings large profits to the locals both in Katakolon and the nearby areas such as Olympia with its important site and museum.