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Luxurious cruise ships meet at Katakolon

21 Sep

Two of the most luxurious cruise ships of the world met at Katakolon port these days.

The Nieuw Amsterdam and the Noordam of Holland America met at the port on July 24 and one of the passengers took some pictures of the “elegant” meeting.

Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam are among the largest and most luxurious cruise ships that sail the Mediterranean this season, carrying more than 2000 passengers each. The two ships are on 7 and 10 days cruises in the Mediterranean.

cruise ships at Katakolon

Cruise Ships at Katakolon - photo by passenger John S.

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Fishing boats at Katakolon port

25 May

A photo with fishing boats at Katakolon port; Katakolon is becoming one of the most important ports of call in Greece for cruise ships and tourists, but it’s still a lovely, picturesque fishing village in Western Greece.

fishing boats at katakolonPhoto by Jason

fishing boats at katakolon

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The torch relay of 1948 at Katakolon

24 May

Historical records show us that Katakolon played its role in the torch relay for the Olympic Games in 1948 that were held by London.

First of all, there was a huge debate on whether the torch relay should take place at all, since the second World War had just ended, and some people were expressing their concern on retaining the concept, since there were some links between the Nazi propaganda and the torch.

The Flame at Olympia 1948

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Dawn over Katakolon

16 May

An image of a breathtaking dawn over Katakolon; when the cruise ships arrive at Katakolon port it’s still very early in the morning. The dawn is just about to break, creating gorgeous colors over the sky.

dawn over katakolonPhoto by Keith Richardson

dawn over katakolon

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Enjoying lunch in a Greek restaurant in Katakolon

8 May

enjoying dinner in a taverna in katakolon

Enjoying lunch in a Greek taverna in Katakolon during the few hours the cruise ships stay at the port.

There are plenty of Greek restaurants in Katakolon and you should taste the local dishes, such as the famous Greek salad. Continue reading

Video from Kourouta Beach at Katakolon

5 May

We found a video online showing the lovely colors of the sunset at Kourouta beach in Katakolon.

Many visitors of Katakolon have loved the area and the beach of Kourouta due to its amazing landscape, and of course the gorgeous crystal clear blue waters of the Ionian sea that caress the shores and the beautiful Katakolon beaches.

Whether visiting the are on your own, or on a cruise ship, you should take your time and make a leisurely stroll down the beach, or even better, enjoy a drink by the seaside during sunset, along with your significant other or your friends. It is a great chance to be little romantic!

Sunset at Katakolon

5 May

Wonderful colors and a romantic atmosphere in this photo of a gorgeous sunset at Katakolon. 

If you have enough time when visiting Katakolon, do not miss the chance to see – and why not capture with your camera – all these amazing colors  that can make your day and night?

If you are traveling with your better half, come closer and enjoy the beautiful colors of the sun as it is diving in the blue waters of the Ionian Sea.

Sunset at Katakolon

Beach in Katakolo with amazing colors

1 May

katakolon beach

Amazing colors in this photo of a beach in Katakolo.

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Ancient Olympia in Spring

23 Apr

ancient olympia in spring

In the archaeological site of Olympia in Spring – Photo by Aris Falegos

Fishing Boat and Cruise Ship in Katakolon Port

23 Apr

fishing boat and cruise ship in katakolon port

A traditional Greek fishing boat and a modern cruise ship in Katakolon seaport – Photo by Halikias George

The scenic port of Katakolon

23 Apr

the scenic port of Katakolon

The scenic port of Katakolon – Photo by Halikias George

The port of Katakolon is not only beautiful, but it has a long history too, as it was inhabited thousands of years ago when the town of Pheia was built in this area. Read more about the history of Katakolon.

Katakolon port at night

23 Apr

Night photo of Katakolon

Katakolon port at night – Photo by Halikias Giorgos