54 Days at Sea — Exploring Katakolon


Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon is known as the port for Ancient Olympia, which we did not visit this trip, so I’ll save that for an upcoming cruise article.

Katakolon, Greece

Even the fishing boats in this small port are picturesque:

Katakolon Fishing Boat

As I mentioned Monday, this port offers a lot of color. As such, black-and-white conversions really make no sense here.

Katakolon Doors

Katakolon shutters

And if you keep a look out, you may even spot a well-maintained classic car. The Citroën 2CV is one of those universal cars, much like the Ford Model T, original Fiat 500, or original Volkswagen Beetle (not to be confused with an English Beatle), but this car never made it big in the U.S. The 2CV is short for deux chevaux, which is French for ‘Two Tax Horsepower‘, a European system that taxed vehicles based upon cylinder displacement. The displacement of the original Citroën 2CV was a mere 23 cubic inches/375 cc generating 9 hp/6.7 kWh. Production on the 2CV ran an astonishing 42 years, from 1948 until 1990. Had World War II not interrupted development, the 2CV would have launched in 1939.

Citroën 2CV

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