Katakolon, Greece

  • Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon, Greece

Whether you're into sports, history, art, or just lounging by the sea, the charming village of Katakolon, Greece, is a good place to start. From here it's just a quick trip to famed Olympia, birthplace of the ancient Olympics and one-time home to a Wonder of the Ancient World. Or, if you're looking to live like the locals, grab a seat at one of the town's seaside cafés and order a cool drink and some local mezes (Greek snacks). 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.

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