TO KOUROUTA BEACH FROM KATAKOLO PORT
lies at the beach of St. Andreas, next to Pirgos. Katakolo is a
historic port of Peloponnisos, once the second biggest port after
Killini. The topology of Katakolo coast with its two islets, of which
the closest to the coast was actually a peninsula in ancient times,
allowed the creation of a safe port.
In excavation works that have
been conducted in the area, many shells and gems of ancient tombs have
been found, in a time line by Neolithic Era to Roman Times. In this
area Franks have also built the famous castle "Pontikokastro".
Nowdays Katakolo is a famous
port which can be the staring point for tourists to come to Kourouta
beach. Access can be done with taxi, train, by renting a car or
through local tourist agents.
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the area map.