One of the most enchanting parts of Katakolo, which you should definitely visit, is the castle, also known as Pontikokastro, built by the Vilardouins during the Byzantine period

The Mercouri estate

The Mercouri Estate is located in the Western Peloponnese on the plateau of the Ichthis peninsula 2 km from Katakolo, 12 km from Pyrgos and 32 km from Ancient Olympia

Museum of Anc. Technology

The exhibition of the museum of ancient Greek technology brings back to life about 300 extraordinary inventions of the ancient Greek technological wonder

St. Nikolaos’ Church

A very beautiful part of the village is the church of Agios Nikolaos in the central square, giving a special color and blending very nicely with the whole environment


Another important part of Katakolo is the lighthouse. It is located on Cape Ichthys, on the southwest side of the village, while it was built in 1865

Mountain walking

Walk the paths and enjoy the unique view. You will surely be captivated by the colors of the images created by the sunrise and sunset. Mountain walking is an activity that all should do

Beyond the natural beauties, which we mainly leave to you and your mood to discover them, what makes Katakolo so special is the unique feeling that here time stops and the mind is discharged from everyday life. So you just have to find out!


If you find yourself in Katakolo, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the country’s great archaeological and historical treasures, which you will find in the Prefecture of Ilia and in close proximity to Katakolo. Indicatively, you can see the most important of them below.

Ancient Olympia

Perhaps the greatest monument of world Olympism, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, with great archaeological treasures, a world place for Sports, Culture and Peace

Temple of Epicurious Apollo

The temple of Epicurious Apollo in Vasse is one of the most famous of antiquity. It was erected in the last quarter of the 5th century BC. and is attributed to Iktinos

Monastery of Skafidia

The oldest monastery of N. Ilia, the monastery of Panagia Skafidiotissa, from which it took its name, was built in the 10th century AD. at the mouth of the river Iardanos

Ancient Elis

Ilida was the administrative center and the largest city in population of the homonymous state of Ilia. It was one of the most important cities of the ancient world

Chlemoutsi Castle

It is located in the village of Kastro in the Municipality of Kyllini and was built in 1224 by the Franks, while it was the strongest fortress of the Frankish principality of Achaia


Strofades became famous for its beauty, rich vegetation and because it is a passage for over a thousand species of migratory birds. Is a group of two small Greek islands in the Ionian Islands.

In addition to the historical and other monuments that you will find in the wider area, it is worth allocating time to visit natural landscapes of incomparable beauty of the Prefecture, such as Oak forest of Foloi και η Kaiafas Lake-Thermal Springs, the Neda Falls and many other destinations that you can also see from here.