Travel Blogs from Olympia, Greece

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place of the first Olympics, Olympia, Greece travel blog

place of the first Olympics

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... moze nas podwiezc do Pyrgos. Zawiozla nas nawet 10km dalej! Byla przemila i bardzo rozmowna. Raczej nietypowa Greczynka. ENGLISH: To Olympia we were taken by a camp - trailer with Austians living in Czech Republic inside. Marcin was moaning that we ...

Olympia!, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... Hera’s temple was the place where the Olympic torch was (is) lit.  Still today the torch is lit in Olympia and transported to wherever the games are being held.  Supposedly we just missed the lighting of the torch for Vancouver’s ...

The Pit of Dispair, Olympia, Greece travel blog

The Pit of Dispair

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... anymore.  It had only been 2 hours cycling in the rain, but the rain wasn’t letting up.  Here we were in Olympia and I couldn’t see it!  I didn’t know what to do.  We can’t continue like this.  ...

The Road to Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

The Road to Olympia

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... Once we got to the site, the burned trees were on the hill right above us. And Indy said the Olympia museum was spared by nothing but a miracle. The road between Vassai and Olympia was lined with arboral memorials to all of Creation lost to the ...

Jane the Olympic Champion, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Jane the Olympic Champion

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... the temple where his Zeus statue would sit. In the following centuries, his workshop was turned into a Byzantine church. We left the Olympia site as the sun was setting, and dined together at a local taverna. That night, Sunshine and Indy went out ...

Stories in Stone at Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Stories in Stone at Olympia

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... left to do on our excursion to the Peloponnese before departing back to Athens was to roam through the Antiquities Museum at Olympia and the the Museum of the Olympic Games. At the Antiquities Museum, Indy showed us the sculptures that appeared on the ...

Ancient Stadiums And Steep Tolls., Olympia, Greece travel blog

Ancient Stadiums And Steep Tolls.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... we are able to really enjoy the site of where the ancient Olympics were begun and staged every four years.  Olympia is a gorgeous archaeological site. Set amongst trees and rolling hills it has an evocative feel - well that is until ...

Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia

A travel blog entry by jag

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... itself was awesome with the sun beating down all day. The site of the ruins was spectacular and on a fairly large scale. Olympia was a sacred place of temples, priest dwellings, and public buildings as well as being the venue for the Olympic Games first ...

Welcome to Olympia!, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Welcome to Olympia!

A travel blog entry by kristenjohn

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... ; an Archaeological site. All these things are just so old, most from anywhere between 600 & 300 B.C. We drove through to Olympia which is where we spent the night. 13/01 - First stop today was another Archaeological site which has the remains of ...

Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia

A travel blog entry by shannon

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... of Samothrace which is held in the Louvre in Paris. Although it is not well known, there was also an oracle at Olympia. This oracle gave prophesies mainly about war and battles, so there were often offerings of armor. It was some pretty cool ...

Birthplace of the Olympics, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Birthplace of the Olympics

A travel blog entry by travellingross

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... departed during the morning and I wanted to squeeze in the National Archaeological Museum before my journey to Olympia. But it seems that Greece doesn't believe in Monday mornings and all public buildings are closed until 1pm on Mondays (I’m ...

Navplion to Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Navplion to Olympia

A travel blog entry by royelinda

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... Sea, and the town of Olympia. Temperature reached low 30's and was extremely humid. On the way we visited pottery. Viewed the Olympia museum and then the Sanctuary of Olympia. After 33 years I could not remember it being so big. I believe that their were ...

Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia

A travel blog entry by gas_greece

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We arrived in Olympia mid morning and decided to search for a hotel first. We asked around 4 or 5 and settled on Hotel Pelops, which had been the original choice from Lonely Planet anyway. Although the rooms are quite small the hotel was comfortable, ...

Light the torch, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Light the torch

A travel blog entry by joshandtara

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... trying to get out of everyone. We arrived at the site and spent about two hours visiting mainly the archaeological ruins of Olympia. Among the ruins was the first Olympic track, Roman baths, a gymnasium, wrestling facilities, and Temples honoring Hera and ...

Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia

A travel blog entry by binni

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... it's even considered bad luck to stare at someone for an extended period of time. Not much further and we are at our hotel in Olympia. Due to the opressive heat, the Olympic site tour has been pushed back to 5pm. It was quite interesting but in the heat, ...

Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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Greece is the Word, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Greece is the Word

A travel blog entry by cycling_azza

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... taken in I was a drowned rat! :) Next day I stuck to the main roads and persevered the trucks until I made it to Olympia. Birth place of the Olympics in 776BC. Initially to the glorification of Zeus, but that ended later on. I'd forgotten that one ...

Nov 03, 2009, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Nov 03, 2009

A travel blog entry by mylifesjourney

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Ancient Treasures, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Ancient Treasures

A travel blog entry by dragonrider

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... 'clock.  It was here that we got to see all the archaeological treasures that have been excavated from the site of ancient Olympia. I have seen these things on TV but to actually see them in person was simply amazing.  Each room in the museum is ...

Olympia, Dytiki Ellada, Greece travel blog

Olympia

A travel blog entry by kateanddrew

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Today we woke up on another island, the island of. . We decided today that we would do a tours we were around 40 mins from Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games. This is a big step for us, we have never done the group tour thing before, ever ...

Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Ancient Olympia

A travel blog entry by carinamjones

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... 10th century BC to AD 426, the year emperor Theodosius II closed all the ancient sanctuaries and destroyed the temples at Olympia. The Olympics were the Ancient World's biggest sporting event. Much like today, corporate sponsors vied to out do one ...

Olympia and Mycenae, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia and Mycenae

A travel blog entry by anp2

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... (except they started as only summer games and winter games were added in the mid-20th century). People from all over Greece would venture to Olympia for the games, and at that time all wars were to stop and all Greeks were to unite under their common ...

Tour 5271 / 0820, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Tour 5271 / 0820

A travel blog entry by warwicksoption

... these people did at this time in the years of 776BC - 39AD and old Zeus was well looked after. We also went through the Olympia Museum and then walked back to the Hotel for dinner and a beer. It was lovely. After dinner Jackie went out shopping with ...

From Athens to Olympia, Olympia, Greece travel blog

From Athens to Olympia

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... was the Palace of Agamemnon at Mycenae. We walked through the Gate of the Lions and saw the sinister beehive tomb before arriving in Olympia where the games were first held in 776 BC. We got to Olympia late at night. Had dinner went for a walk through ...

Greece, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Greece

A travel blog entry by krupnicksgo

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... ; Katie came along looking like the goddess, Nike Athena.  Good fun!    I had a wonderful run this morning through Olympia and along roads lined with olive tree groves.  It was the birds and me at sunrise!  I thought I could hear ...

blankety blank, another day in greece, Olympia, Greece travel blog

blankety blank, another day in greece

A travel blog entry by cindy_king

Ancient Olympia (I'm back, I'm pretending I'm there cos I was too busy eating and sleeping en route). Beautiful red bud/Judas trees, fine pure air, the fallen temple of Zeus which they're trying to reconstruct for the Games in August (HA!). I spooshed ...

Olympia part 2, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia part 2

A travel blog entry by jwestman

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Not sure if part one got published so will try again... We started the day with a good breakfast and loaded up the coach and traveled to the Olympic museum due to some light rain. The museum was great and Costas gave another of his excellent talks ...

The Original Olympics, Olympia, Greece travel blog

The Original Olympics

A travel blog entry by robdidcoe

... which I think was worth the effort considering the history of the Olympic Games and the stories surrounding those who called Olympia home. Whilst there were a few more trees on the site to offer shade it was nonetheless typically hot when we visited. The ...

Olympia at Night, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia at Night

A travel blog entry by fiseb

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... Sparta. The ruins there were pretty disappointing, so we continued on our journey, via a stopover in Tripoli. When we finally arrived in Olympia, it was close to 11pm and it was pouring rain. We had no idea where to go, but thankfully a Japanese girl ...

Final sea day - Cruise 3, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Final sea day - Cruise 3

A travel blog entry by tlbuster

This was the final sea day as we prepare to reenter the Venetian canals tomorrow morning.  This itinerary held many half or whole sea days, so those guests looking for more ship relaxation time and less long port days all in a row would enjoy this ...

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