The tourist development of Katakolon and the hundreds of thousands of tourists that arrive to Katakolon port during the tourist season 2011, along with the expectations for an even better season in 2012 has urged many businessmen from the island of Zante (Zakynthos) to move to Katakolon. Continue reading “Businessmen from Zante move to Katakolon”
A special reception for cruise ships at Katakolon port has been organized by local unions and organizations of Ilia prefecture.
The reception of the cruise ships and their passengers will take place in order to thank the tourists for their preference in cruising in the Mediterranean and Greece and on the occasion of the arrival of the Costa Favolosa, the new cruise ship of Costa Cruises, which has set on its first cruise. Continue reading “Special reception for cruise ships at Katakolon port”
Cruise prices for Katakolon and other Mediterranean destinations are much lower in 2011 compared to previous years. Following the same path as the airfares in Europe, cruise prices of Mediterranean cruises have also dipped.
If looking for a cruise to the Mediterranean, you will be able to find prices as low as $71 per person per day in August – which is considered high season in south Europe.
If you consider that this price includes in boat hotel facilities, meals and entertainment you can just think how much money you can save this way.
The children chorus of Katakolon was founded 8 years ago, under the initiative of Katakolon priest, Mr Panagiotis Athanasopoulos and the chairman of the local cultural center, Mr Spiros Chionis.
A local music teacher, Mr Ioannis Machairas contributed heavily to the realization of the children chorus of Katakolon, as well as the artistic evolution of its members.
The most important goal was and is the participation in choirs with other choruses from different areas, and in concerts, offering its members the valuable experience of meeting other choirs, as well as music genres, always in a friendly competitive way. Continue reading “Children chorus in Katakolon”
Who would have thought that Oscar Wilde, one of the greatest authors of all times, would have written a poem about Katakolon? Indeed, Wilde wrote a poem about his impressions on a trip to Greece and the Ionian Sea.
Scientists have started exploring the Ionian Sea and Western Greece for oil, thinking that there is a strong possibility to find sources of oil in Katakolon and other seaside areas in Western Greece.
According to a recent study, scientists think that finding oil in this part of Greece is not only possible, but also a rather more plausible solution, since the western part of the country does not have any “red zones” or claims by neighboring countries – as it happens with the Aegean Sea. Continue reading “Oil in Katakolon”
Katakolo (Greek: Κατάκολο; before the 1970s: Κατάκολον or Katakolon) is a seaside town in western Ilia in the municipality of Pyrgos in Greece. The town centre of Katakolon is on a headland overlooking the Ionian Sea and separating the Kyparissian Gulf from the rest of the Ionian.
Katakolo has a small port which is the main port of Pyrgos, a school, restaurants, a church and a town square. Most impressive is surely the visit to the Municipal Museum of Ancient Greek Technology which holds 150 operating reconstructions of mechanisms and inventions of the ancient Greeks covering the period from 2000 B.C. to 100 A.D. Continue reading “Katakolon on other websites”
Safety in your journey is always an issue. Whether you are traveling by boat on a nice and enjoyable cruise, or you are visiting on your own, you should know a few things about safety in Katakolon port and Ancient Olympia in Greece. Continue reading “Safety in Katakolon and Olympia”
The residents of Katakolon in Greece were astonished to see Muammar Gaddafi at Katakolon port on April 1, 2011.
Gaddafi disembarked from a luxurious yacht and walked down the dock for a while, despite the fact that he was supposed to be missing person and one of the most wanted personalities this last year. Continue reading “Gaddafi at Katakolon in Greece”
New plans for a casino at Katakolon were revealed a few days ago, since the Municipality of Pirgos accepted the suggestion for the exploitation of the mainland of Katakolon.
During the last months, there have been rumors about a huge investment made by foreign companies in the region, since the public sector cannot finance the necessary development of facilities in the area. Continue reading “Plans for a Casino at Katakolon”