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Dsc01107, Katakolan, Greece | by lyng883
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Dsc01107, Katakolan, Greece

Welcome to Katakolon


Perched on the west coast of the Peloponnesus, Greece's largest peninsula, this sleepy fishing village of some 300 souls is your gateway to Olympia, site of the original Olympic Games. Held every four years between 776 BC and 393 AD, when the Emperor Constantine banned pagan festivals, the Olympic Games celebrated the ideal harmony of mind and body. Every four years, the sacred flame of Altis is rekindled to light the torch for the Modern Games.


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Taken on April 1, 2006