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May 17, 2019 - Visit to Olympia from Katakolon, Greece

Thursday 16th May 2019 Day 20 Day at sea Today is our last full day at sea on this cruise. We are heading across the Mediterranean Sea towards the west. In the middle of the day we passed Crete. After breakfast, we went to a lecture about the disembarkation process followed by an extensive talk about Venice. After lunch, a cocktail followed by by our final Italian lesson at which we received a certificate each for our attendance. We enjoyed a very exciting and energetic dance show followed by dinner with our companions, then to bed. Today...

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Apr 15, 2016 - Katakolon & Olympia

Katakolon is a much smaller town than Heraklion. It reminded me of some of the small towns I've visited in the Greek Islands. Our day's excursion is about 30 minutes from the port to visit the site of the original Olympic Games. The site is very park-like; as in you are walking in a large park with trees and grassy fields, but that happens to have a bunch of old Greek stone ruins scattered about. The Competition Fields are a large expanse of grass with slight rises along both sides; I guess where the spectators could better view the action...

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Apr 8, 2015 - Katakolon, Greece

I think of all the beautiful places we have visited on this cruise, Greece was the most fun. We chose the Family Tour – A Typical Feast On A Family Farm. Our friends, Robin and James, also went on the tour with us. This made it more fun too. :-) The tour took us to a wonderful family farm in Greece where they showed us all the animals and olive trees. They showed how the olives are harvested and so much more. Afterwards, we all went inside for a fabulous Greek lunch, it was delicious. After lunch the Greek dancers showed us all how to dance...

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Jun 18, 2009 - Katakalon, Greece

Katakalon, Greece – 6/18/09 Warm and steamy. Not much going on here as there are only two streets in town, roughly a quarter mile long. Olympia and Corinth are the major draws here. The only feature that defines this as an island is the Corinth Canal, built by the French in the 18th century, that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.

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Apr 15, 2007 - Katakolon, Olympia - Greece

Sunday, April 15- Katakalon and Olympia, Greece A gorgeous day; sunny, cloudless, temperature high 70s to low 80s. We docked in Katakalon, the beautiful little fishing village of the Peloponnesus on the Ionian Sea at 8:15 a.m. and left on our tours immediately. Kathryn and I had chosen Olympia with a lunch stop; Gary opted for Olympia and The Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Katakalon is about 30 miles from the ancient site of Olympia. Remains of votive and burnt offerings dating back to the 10th century BC found in Olympia give evidence...

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