Katakolon, is a fishing village which can be found on the west coast of the Peloponnese. It is not a big village, I'd say it is a small fishing village in which one take some beautiful pictures with nature.
If you were in the currants trade, then this harbor would have been very important for you until the end of the 19th century.
When the currant trade collapsed in the 19th century, the warehouses that were used for this business – were converted in to souvenir stores. You should visit these stores if you ever went in to that place, you will definitely find something useful to make you remember your tour with Katakolon Private Tours.
If you want to experience the mythical western Peloponnese, then this is the perfect place for you because of its geographical position.
You will find the Glyfada restaurant within around 500 meters away from the Katakolon port. I would describe this place as a small summer paradise for your family and friends.
There are golden sand and shallow waters to relax, there you can even take a tan with your drink while listening to your favorite music.
If you really want to enjoy a beach travel in summer and also want to experience the local summer life, then you must go here.
There's a little island opposite of the Matzakoura beach. In that beach there is a natural swimming pool waiting for you!
The stones that you can find on that beach are really great for your beauty treatment as they contain sulphur. Have ‘spa' fun here with your friends and family and take some great pictures with your phone or camera. If you ask me what is the perfect place to read then I'd answer this is the place you were looking for! The villages which are nearby, they are not like the everyday villages that you see, but all those villages do have something in common to surprise you. They are “authentic”.
There you can find fresh eggs, vegetables, chicken, fruits and all the blessings of mother nature. If you take a walk through the typical village area, you will see some girls in the butcher shops displaying whole animals hung on a hook! You will see backgammon game is being played in the kafeneion by the men of the villages. You will see the old women wearing black dresses, maybe with shopping bags. You will see the barber doing his work. A very peaceful village indeed.
You will never find traffic jam here.
The whole village is asleep between hours of 15-18, so don't visit the village at this time.
If you want to experience a traditional village in the Greece, where you can find some samples of this country's old history, culture, traditional architecture etc., you will not have to travel for more than an hour from here.