Travelled: 51 kilometres from Katakolo to Melissa Beach (Kastro), the Peloponnese.
Visited: Lazed on the beach.
Stayed: Melissa Beach, free with tap and toilet (unbelievable as it may seem), taverna nearby. N37.88937, E21.11149 (2 nights).
Katakolo is the port a few kilometres from Pyrgos (free of mountains of rubbish thankfully). Pyrgos is a large town, Katakolo is really a village. While Katakolo may have developed as a regional port, it’s apparently a cruise ship stopover for tourist to visit Olympia. In fact there’s a very fancy little motor-rail running from Katakolo to Olympia. Why all this trivia, we go to sleep parked next to three other motorhomes and wake up to a large cruise ship docking just behind us.
While we are technically parked on the beach, it’s a fine hard-packed sand almost like powder and being a port you would not swim here. To us Katakolo was a quiet spot to spend the night and little more. A quick coffee and fruit before we say goodbye to our Austrian neighbours and head north looking for a proper beach.
Michael and Pam