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Katapola is a small village on the island of Amorgos, in the Cyclades archipelago in Greece. Located in the southeastern part of the island, it is the capital of the municipality of Amorgos and the main port of the island.

Katapola is situated on the east coast of Amorgos, close to the strait between the islands of Amorgos and Naxos. It is a picturesque village of white-washed houses, narrow cobbled streets and a beautiful waterfront. The main attractions of the village are the traditional churches, the Venetian castle and the old windmills.

The history of Katapola dates back to the ancient times when it was an important port of the Cyclades. During the Venetian period, the village was fortified with a castle and two towers, which are still standing today. The village was also the birthplace of the famous poet and historian, Nikos Kazantzakis, who wrote his famous novel, Zorba the Greek, while living in Katapola.

Katapola is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a variety of activities such as swimming, sailing, fishing, diving, and hiking. There are also many restaurants, cafes and bars in the village, as well as a few shops and souvenir stores.

Katapola is a beautiful and peaceful village, surrounded by stunning natural scenery and offering a unique glimpse into the past. It is the perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing holiday in Greece, with plenty of activities and attractions to keep visitors entertained.

Excursion tips for a day in Katapola

As a tourist in Katapola, Greece, there are a variety of activities to keep you entertained during your day. Here are a few ideas:

1. Explore the old town of Katapola and its traditional Cycladic architecture.

2. Take a boat tour around the nearby islands of Amorgos, Schinoussa and Donoussa.

3. Visit the ancient ruins of Minoa and the nearby archaeological museum.

4. Go swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

5. Take a hike to the top of the nearby Mount Krikelos for a stunning view of the island.

6. Visit the local churches and chapels, including the Church of Panagia Katapoliani.

7. Enjoy a meal of fresh seafood at one of the waterfront restaurants.

8. Visit the local wineries and sample some of the delicious wines.

9. Shop for souvenirs and handmade items at the local shops.

10. Take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes.

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The climate in Katapola

Katapola in Greece has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In the summer months, temperatures are usually hot and dry with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. In the winter months, temperatures are mild and wet with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C. Rainfall is most common during the winter months, with the spring and autumn months being relatively dry. The spring and autumn months also bring mild temperatures, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C. Overall, Katapola in Greece has very pleasant weather throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Katapola

Our weather forecast for Katapola helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 25.9 °C
31.3 m/s
34.9 m/s
0.0 %
21.8 m
61.0 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 25.8 °C
39.6 m/s
48.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
60.4 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 26.6 °C
26.3 m/s
32.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
54.5 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 26.3 °C
18.7 m/s
20.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
63.1 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 25.4 °C
29.2 m/s
41.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
70.3 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 25.3 °C
39.2 m/s
56.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
73.4 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 25 °C
42.8 m/s
62.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 25 °C
32.8 m/s
44.6 m/s
0.5 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 25.5 °C
29.5 m/s
42.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.3 °C
25.6 m/s
34.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
71.5 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 25.1 °C
20.0 m/s
28.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 24.4 °C
21.2 m/s
29.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
85.9 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.3 °C
23.8 m/s
32.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
87.5 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 24.3 °C
36.7 m/s
49.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
82.9 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 24.1 °C
38.9 m/s
50.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Katapola

Would you like to travel to Katapola on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Katapola.

Scheduled ship calls in Katapola, Greece
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 EXPLORA I 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2024 Wednesday, 28th of Aug. 2024 EXPLORA I 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Sep. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Sep. 2024 EXPLORA I 08:00 am 09:00 pm

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