Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in December 2011 are of course much less than the previous months, however, it should be denoted that even these few cruise ships are valuable for the tourist traffic in Katakolon, since most of them are large and luxurious cruise ships carrying thousands of passengers. Continue reading
Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon Port in November 2011 are expected to continue boosting the local economy. Continue reading
Although Greece is going through a terrible financial turmoil, it seems that Katakolon is getting great revenues from cruises this year.
It has been already stated that Katakolon has become the second busiest port of call for cruise ships in Greece after Santorini, and practice shows that indeed the cruises have seriously supported Greek tourism this year. Continue reading
Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon Port in October 2011 are once more expected to be plenty, bringing thousands of tourists to the Ionian coast of Greece.
The tourists arriving to Katakolo in October will have the chance to see the western parts of the Peloponnese peninsula in cooler, but very friendly and mild weather.
After all, October is a high season month for cruises in Greece and the Mediterranean, since it is not that hot, seas are quite calm and the overall conditions favor the excursions to Olympia or close to Katakolon. Continue reading
September is expected to be a very busy month for the Katakolon port, since numerous cruise ships are calling there.
More than 3 large cruise ships, of at least 2,000 passengers each, will be mooring or anchoring at Katakolon every day in September 2011. Increasingly more ships from the largest cruise companies of the world choose the port of Katakolon as one of their destinations in the Mediterranean. Continue reading
Although August is a month of slower tourist traffic for cruise ships in Greece, it seems that Katakolon port is maintaining the great rhythm it has been showing since the beginning of this tourist season.
Not only will it be receiving numerous cruise ships with thousands of tourists, but it will be the port of call for some of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world, such as the Queen Victoria and the Costa Favolosa.
Here is the list of cruise ships arriving in August 2011 to Katakolon port. Continue reading
Katakolon port is definitely one of the busiest ports of call for cruise ships this year, with more than 1million tourists arriving from different parts of the world.
If you are interested in booking a cruise to Katakolon and the Ionian Sea, or if you want to see which ships call at this port, you can check the following list of cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in July 2o11. Continue reading
According to statistics, more than 3 million tourists have visited Katakolon between 2006 and 2010, while 600,000 visited just Katakolon. Continue reading
The much awaited funds for the the development of Katakolon port will be soon given to the officials who will undertake the projects for the amelioration of the facilities at the port and the surrounding areas, according to the minister of culture, Mr Geroulanos, who has recently visited the cities of Patras and Pyrgos.
The lighthouse of Katakolon was built in 1865 and is dominating the southwest part of the entrance of Katakolon port.
The lighthouse, the Faros of Katakolo as you will find it in Greek, is 9m tall and its focal height is 45m, while its scope reaches 18 to 19 nautical miles. It consists of 4 rooms, used by the lighthouse guards as bedrooms, and the tower where you can see the mechanism of the lighthouse.
A cruise ship with a royal name at Katakolon port!
The cruise ship Queen Victoria of Cunard Lines arrived a few days ago in Katakolon, carrying 1872 passengers. At the same time, two more cruise ships arrived at Katakolon port:
- Seabourn Odyssey with 437 passengers
- Splendour of the Seas with 1898 passengers
According to the schedule of the Maritime authorities in Katakolon, the arrivals of cruise ships in 2011 are:
January : 7
Numbers are showing us that the summer months and first months of fall are going to be extremely busy for Katakolon port, which is expected to set new records in Greece and the Mediterranean, if you consider that just in October 58 cruise ships are expected at Katakolon in 2011.
Katakolon is definitely going to be the busiest port of Greece at this time of the year!
Katakolon port seems to be a priceless treasure for Ileia (Elis) Prefecture and Greece in general.
Statistics for the port of Katakolon give us enough information about the arrivals of tourists and cruise ships, since Katakolon has established itself as one of the main tourist destinations in the world, despite the financial crisis that has affected most parts of every economic activity nowadays.
5 cruise ships with 6500 passengers arrived on April 28th, 2011 at Katakolon port; another great day for the port of Katakolon, with thousands of tourists disembarking from some of the most important cruise ships that call at Mediterranean ports this tourist season.
Despite the cold weather which has unexpectedly hit Greece and the Ionian sea these days, spring came to the port of Katakolon with the cruise ships that moored early in the morning of this April day. The cruise ships that arrived this day at Katakolon were Astor, Orient Queen, Prisendam, Azamara Journey and Zenith, making Katakolon one of the most important
It should be denoted though that 6000 tourists in one day is not the record for Katakolon port, since on June 15th 2010 15,000 tourists arrived in one single day, setting a record for all the ports of call for cruise ships in Greece.
Read more: Statistics for Katakolon Port
Katakolon port has proved to be one of the busiest ports of call for cruise ships in the Mediterranean this year.
Expecting more than 400 cruise ships at Katakolon port in 2011, the signs for the tourist season at the Western part of Greece are more than optimistic and comforting. Some of the cruise ships mooring at Katakolon port are luxurious and immense, carrying more than 3,000 tourists and crew.
A photo of an impressive cruise ship at Katakolon port.
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. Continue reading
A tourist was found dead on a cruise ship that called in Katakolon a couple of days ago. The passenger of the cruise ship Coral, with a flag from Malta, was German, 75 years old, and passed away on the cruise ship. The cause of death is yet unidentified, since the passenger was transported to the coronary officials for further examination.
Officials from Katakolon confirmed the last few days that there is an initiative for the operation of the Katakolon Police Department since the tourist season has opened and the traffic at Katakolon Port is expected to be much bigger than the previous years.
40 cruise ships are expected in Katakolon just this April. The tourist season in Katakolon has started since April 1st, and 40 cruise ships are going to call in Katakolon port from different countries.
Two to three cruise ships are expected at the port of Katakolon daily till the end of April, and the tourist season seems to be going extremely well for 2011, with numerous cruise ships calling to Katakolon port. So far, predictions talk about 400 ships till the end of the tourist season in November and more than 1,000.000 visitors.
There are some rumors lately that the Ministry of Nautical Affairs is about to establish a Maritime Academy at Katakolon. Continue reading
Many thousands of tourists come to Greece on cruise ships every year. Piraeus, the main port in Greece has modern passenger stations, advanced security systems, jetties, facilities and services. But cruise ships do not just come to Piraeus; they also go to Santorini, Mykonos, Patmos and Katakolon Port.