Whether you're into sports, history, art, or just relaxing by the sea, the charming village of Katakolon in Greece is a good place to start. From here it's just a quick trip to famed Olympia, birthplace of the ancient Olympics and erstwhile home to a Wonder of the Ancient World. Or, if you're looking to do as the locals do – take a seat at one of the town's seaside cafés and order a cool drink and some local mezes (Greek snacks).Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
A short drive north of Katakolon you'll find the city of Olympia – where the Ancient Greeks honoured 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.
The best part about eating abroad is trying new things. With so many fresh, sun-soaked ingredients available in Greece, it's hard to go wrong with anything on the menu. Just make sure you use your manners: pa-ra-ka-lo = please, ev-har-ee-sto = thank you.
Greece's official currency is the euro (EUR). Credit cards and traveller's cheques are also widely accepted. When shopping, remember there is a value-added tax added on to most purchases.
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