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Dull Katakolon

Sergey Dolya • 3 minutes read • April 9th, 2016

Katakolon

 is a port of 

Olympia

, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The city consists of one street and the population is only 600 people. Local guides like to joke:
- Do you know what the highest building in our city is?
- No! What?
- Your ship!
There are about 3000 people on our ship, and approximately the same amount is on the nearby one. Thus, if there are two cruise liners in the city, its population increases tenfold...

The only market street around which all the life of 

Katakolon city concentrates:


Parallel to it, there is a short quay which is completely filled with little tables of local small restaurants: "Fellow countrymen" from Senegal offer cheap counterfeit watches to all visitors:
Bards try to earn their living by singing Greek songs. Notice that the pot for change is very conveniently attached to the guitar neck of the musician on the right:

Little shops attract passersby with celestial-blue clothes:
Sailors from ships pour out to the quay in search of free wi-fi from coastal cafes: 

Taxi drivers unsuccessfully wait for their passengers:
Fishermen are fishing on the quay: 
Oranges grow right on the streets:
In fact, Katakolon is one of the best ports of our cruise. I've already been to Olympia, so we have spent the whole day ashore in one of the local cafes, eating dzadzyk, taramasalata, local fish and sea reptiles. The whole day of being inactive on the coast, when I don't need to explore something new or take pictures, is very rare and unusual for me:

Stay Tuned!
Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com
Translated by: Gian Luka

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