New private train route to connect port with ancient Olympia this summer
Cruise ship vacationers visiting the ancient Olympia archaeological site in the northwest Peloponnese will be able to reach the area via a special tourist train running from the port of Katakolo to Olympia this summer season.
The local municipality of Pyrgos gave its approval for the route, which will be serviced by a private company using its own rolling stock. The route will begin in Katakolo and travel through stations of Sykia, Aghios Andreas and the Mercouri estate.
A similar route connecting Katakolo to ancient Olympia is operated by the state operator OSE and caters to thousands of tourists over the summer months.
Katakolo is a prime port of call for cruise ships plying the Ionia Sea waters in the summer.
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