Katakolon is a small port in Pyrgos, the capital of Elia in the Southern Peloponesse.  Despite it’s size, it is a very important port, founded for the current trade in 1857.

Katakolon is the most popular base for travelers seeking to visit Ancient Olympia complex of temples, priests' dwellings and public buildings.  It was also the venue where the Olympic idea was born back in Mycenaean times.  The first official quadrennial Olympic Games were played here in 776 BC, and lasted five days.  The athletic festival included wrestling, chariot and horse racing, the pentathlon (wrestling, discus javelin throwing, long jump and running).

Port Services

  • Berthing (Pier1.Pier2,Pier3)
  • Bunkering
  • Clearance In-Out
  • Provisioning
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Water Supply (Not Potable)
  • Sludge-Bilge water delivery services
  • Pilot &Tug boat
  • Cranes and cherry picker

Co-ordinaes of the port

37o 39’ N-21o 19’E

Port VHF channels

Port Authorities: Ch:12


Places of interest

Ancient Olympia, Merkouri Winery, Kourouta Beach, Traditional Museum at Katakolon port.


By Taxi: 3.5 hours drive from Central of Athens to Katakolon port (320 km)
By Bus: 4 hours drive from Central Bus Station of Athens to Pyrgos Town(310.km)

Berthing Facilities

Pier Number1: 270 meters / 9 meters Draft
Pier Number2: 200 meters/ 7.5 meters Draft
Pier Number3: 240 meters/ 9 meters Draft

Type of Fenders



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