Venice and the Eastern Mediterranean - Presented by your Travel Goddesses: Stephanie Strickland & Laurel IndalecioVenice and the Eastern MediterraneanOctober 21 - 31, 2005
Costa Victoria
Katakolon & Olympia


 October 26, 2005
After leaving Bari, Italy, our ship traveled through the night along the coast of Greece. We navigated along the south of the island of Levkas then entered the Strait of Kefallinia.  The ship then passed through the narrow channel that divides the islands of Kefallinia and Ithica.  We then proceeded south to Katakolon viewing the island of Zakinthos on the starboard side of the ship.  See map below.
Map of the Peloponnisos Peninsula Map of the Peloponnisos Peninsula showing the location of Katakolon, Pirgos and Olympia.  

We pulled into the small port of Katakolon on the Peloponnisos Peninsula of Greece at about 10:30 am on October 26, 2005.  This is a small port with few buildings.  We then disembarked the ship to catch our bus to Olympia.  The bus passed through Pirgos on the way to Olympia.


The Olympic games originated in this lush forested area.  Pictures below show the site.

Museum where all of the artifacts found on the site are housed. (Unfortunately our tour did not include the museum.)

Stephanie enjoying the
beautiful weather.



Mountain view from the parking lot.

Other websites with information about Olympia:


A Tour of Ancient Olympia


Katakolon Thira (Santorini) Mykonos Rhodes Map of Greece

Map showing
the ship's
route through


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