Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

Located on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula in the Ionian Sea, Katakolon features shops, art galleries and restaurants serving seafood delicacies. Soak up the sun on Kourouta Beach or take a tour of the surrounding countryside before heading 35 miles east to Olympia to enjoy adventures such as rafting, cycling, kayaking and kite-surfing. The town also is home to the Archeological Site of Olympia, where the first Olympic Games were staged in 776 B.C. Strolls around the complex offer a look at the remains of the original stadium, gymnasium and Temple of Zeus, which once housed one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Phidias’ approximately 40-foot-tall Statue of Zeus. Close to the ruins, the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity boasts more than 400 exhibits with artifacts that date to the prehistoric period.

Language: Greek
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Olympia (Katakolon), Greece Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 54 56 61 68 76 84 89 88 82 75 64 57
Low 39 41 45 50 58 65 70 69 63 56 49 43
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 12 13 16 20 24 29 32 31 28 24 18 14
Low 4 5 7 10 14 18 21 21 17 13 9 6
Precipitation
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Inches 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 3
Centimeters 5 5 5 3 5 3 3 3 3 5 8 8
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 7 7 6 5 5 4 2 2 4 6 7 8
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 78 77 75 72 72 69 63 63 67 76 80 81

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