Melissa Beach, Greece. 2015 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

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).


Obviously there will be lots of tourists in Olympia today.
Obviously there will be lots of tourists in Olympia today.

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.


Free camping in Kataloko.
Free camping in Katakolo.

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.



An hour later we found a lovely beach and some neighbors at Melissa Beach. It's only an hour from Patra so we'll stay here until our ferry on Thursday afternoon.
An hour later we found a lovely beach and some neighbors at Melissa Beach. It’s only an hour from Patra so we’ll stay here until our ferry on Thursday afternoon.
There is also a very impressive looking castle at Kastro, about 3 kilometres back. So we will have a look at that whilst where here.
There is also a very impressive looking castle at Kastro, about 3 kilometres back. So we may have a look at that whilst where here.
Our Dutch neighbor offers me a lesson on his paddle board.
Our Dutch neighbor offers me a lesson on his paddle board.
As it turned out I didn't need one.
As it turned out I didn’t need one.

Michael and Pam


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