Beaches, Food, & Shopping
In addition to its historical and cultural attractions, Katakolon is also a great destination for those looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Greece. The town is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and there are several beaches and coves nearby such as Plakes beach where visitors can swim and sunbathe. The town is actually situated on the Gulf of Kyparissia. Its beach stretches over twenty-five miles along its coast. If you prefer to travel inland and visit an olive grove, book a farm tour where you can participate in an olive-oil and honey tasting. Maybe there will be Greek wine too!
Speaking of food, if you’re looking for a place to grab a bite to eat, there are several restaurants and cafes in Katakolon that serve traditional Greek cuisine. Some popular dishes include moussaka, souvlaki, and dolmades. There are also several tavernas and bars where visitors can enjoy a drink or a night out.
For those who are interested in shopping, there are several souvenir shops and boutiques on the main street in Katakolon where visitors can find traditional Greek products such as ceramics, olive wood products, textiles, and jewelry. As you can walk the length of the town in less than a half hour, it is like an outdoor shopping mall with almost one hundred shops covering items from the basics to the artisanal.