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Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in December 2011

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 December 2011”

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Great revenues for Katakolon from cruises

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 “Great revenues for Katakolon from cruises”

Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in October 2011

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 “Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in October 2011”

Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in September 2011

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 “Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in September 2011”

Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in August 2011

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 “Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon port in August 2011”

Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon Port in July 2011

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 “Cruise ships arriving to Katakolon Port in July 2011”

Funds for the development of Katakolon Port

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.

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The lighthouse of Katakolon

The lighthouse of Katakolon was built in 1865 and is dominating the southwest part of the entrance of Katakolon port.

Katakolon Lighthouse

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.

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Queen Victoria at Katakolon port

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
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The cruise ship Queen Victoria of Cunard Lines

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Cruise Ships Arrivals at Katakolon Port in 2011

According to the schedule of the Maritime authorities in Katakolon, the arrivals of cruise ships in 2011 are: January : 7 February: 5 March 12 April: 40 May: 43 June:44 July:47 August: 53 September 52 October: 58 November:33 December:9 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 … Continue reading Cruise Ships Arrivals at Katakolon Port in 2011

Statistics for Katakolon Port

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.

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5 cruise ships at Katakolon port with 6500 passengers

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 … Continue reading 5 cruise ships at Katakolon port with 6500 passengers

400 Cruise Ships at Katakolon Port in 2011

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 … Continue reading 400 Cruise Ships at Katakolon Port in 2011

Tourist found dead on a cruise ship at Katakolon

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.

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40 Cruise ships in Katakolon this April

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.

According to the schedule, MSC MAGNIFICA will come from Alexandria to Dubrovnik, as well as the Costa Acifica.

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.

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Improvements needed in Katakolon Port

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.

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Cruise ship in Katakolon Port

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