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Pyrgos - Katakolo

…the Port of Ancient Olympia!!!

The description of the port indicated by the time of Homer as a physical end of the cape Pisces. Along the cove of ancient Pheias when Frankish supplied the city with goods from the port of Katakolo has modern port infrastructure with comprehensive hosting services, health and safety conditions.

 

In the late 18th century Currants known as "black gold" traded only with mules to Piraeus and from there by ship ended up in England. The idea of the Tower Katakolo rail realized with the construction in 1882 and gave the opportunity to the port of Katakolo be used as a trade and give the solution for the direct transport of the products. It was the second railroad of Greece and the first interurban. In 1975 the Tower Station abolished consistently and repealing track.

 

Reaching the third generation berthing target i.e. length of over 350 m makes today a modern European port. It is not for the Greek major gateway to Western Mediterranean known world.

 

The region has comparative competitive advantages and unique gifts for cruise destination and "yachting" with many alternative forms of tourism such as archaeological, religious, nature, culture, etc., Ensuring variety and diversity. Holds a special place in the holiday tourism with emphasis on sun and sea, but also the traffic of archaeological sites such as that of Ancient Olympia.

 

Due to its geographic location and attractions to offer the visitor, is today -die oral Tourism Minister-third cruise ship approaches port after Piraeus, offering the services of a modern and safe harbor.

 

Recently initiated TRAINOSE revived the historical route. Nowadays the train is again a favorite of tourists and local transport for travel from Katakolo in Pyrgos and Ancient Olympia.

 

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