The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
A short drive north of Katakolon you'll find the city of Olympia - where the Ancient Greeks honored the god Zeus with athletic contests called the Olympics. Today you'll find the remarkable ruins of many significant buildings, including the gymnasium, the guesthouse, a workshop and the stadium itself.
Other Fun Things to Do
- While in Olympia, explore the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which once held one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - a magnificent 40-foot gold and ivory statue of Zeus.
- Back in Katakolon, be sure to visit the local galleries and shops on the main street for traditional Greek crafts and works by local artists.
- Kick back and relax under the umbrellas or awnings of the local cafés. You'll find fresh seafood and local favorites on the menus - and everything tastes better with a beautiful view of the deep blue Ionian Sea.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
The best part about eating abroad is trying new things. And with so many fresh, sun-soaked ingredients available in Greece, it's hard to go wrong with anything on the menu. Just be sure to use your manners: pa-ra-ka-lo = please, ev-har-ee-sto = thank you.
As part of the European Union, Greece's official currency is the Euro (EUR). Credit cards and traveler's checks are also widely accepted. When shopping, remember there is a value-added tax tacked on to most purchases.
Weather in Katakolon, Greece
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