Agios Nikolaos church at Katakolon

Agios Nikolaos, or St Nicholas in English, is the protector saint of Katakolon and his memory is celebrated on December 12 every year.

This photo of the church of Agios Nikolaos at Katakolon is worth thousand words.

church Agios Nikolaos KatakolonSource: Diane and Tom Sullivan
The church of Agios Nikolaos in Katakolon

Katakolon is often ignored by many tourists before visiting it; they consider it just the gateway to Olympia, and other important sites in the region, but rarely do they look for additional information on the actual port and the village of Katakolon.

The truth is, though, that Katakolon is more than a drop off for tourists and cruise ships. It has beautiful corners, small details that are both cute and eye catching.

The little church of Agios Nikolaos is painted in white and blue, the Greek colors, reminds us of the churches in the Cyclades islands, which dominate the scenery.

Simplicity is usually the main theme when it comes to the outside of Greek churches, while the scene changes dramatically when you enter inside – Orthodox churches are always beautiful, vibrant, but also a little dark and heavy.