Day Two of the Greek Islands Cruise – Katakolon, Greece

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Oct 05 ~ Day #148
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Current Location: Onboard the MSC Musica at Katakolon, Greece

Today’s Total Expenses: $178.51 (cruise cost includes transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment)

Miles Traveled Today:
Sea Miles: 360.2 (313 Nautical Miles – Bari to Katakolon)

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

We arrived in Katakolon at 12:15pm and disembarked to explore the island.

We certainly enjoyed walking around the small town and looking in all the touristy shops.

The ship offered excursions to Olympia but, of course, they were very expensive.

There were local tour companies offering excursions to Olympia at much lower rates. We were tempted but it just wasn’t in the budget.

Maybe Some Beach Time?

As we have dubbed ourselves “beachologists”, having written a book about the beaches of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas – The Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera – we simply had to check out the local beach. (Interesting fact: Eleuthera is the Greek word for freedom.)

Well, calling this a beach was being kind, a little too kind. It was postage stamp size and it was pebbly rather than sandy, so we didn’t linger. There was, however a little beach bar there that seemed quite popular.

Instead, we choose to walk up a hill and get a great view of the ocean and of our ship.

Afterwards we headed back to the ship to relax before dinner.

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