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... birthplace of Zeus (others thought it was Mt Olympus - many miles away in northern Greece. The minimal remains of the Gymnasium is next - here the athletes trained for a month before the games - gymnos means naked - which is how they trained and competed. The center of the site was the Temple of Zeus - almost as big as the Parthenon. Not much is left except earthquake rubble - and we needed to imagine the 40 foot statue of Zeus - one of the Seven Wonders ...
... supposedly the graves of Castor and Pollux, the brothers of Helen pf Trpy from different fathers. When Castor died Pollux asked his father Zeus to join them for eternity - Zeus agreed and set them as the Gemini constellation. Supposedly the graves themselves are joined together at the back, but the site is now locked so I wasn't able to corroborate that! After reaching the top we caught our breath at the site of Homeric-era ...
... at a little town that had up town and down town. Old guy said "straight to Olimpia?" I said " yes" while weaving my hand back and forth. He said " yes zag zig zag zig"
Got to Olimpia, checked, found shops and lunch then headed to the Archeological site of Olympia. Saw the Temple of Zeus and the site of the original Olympic Games. This is where the flag starts from.
Caught a ...
The cruise in general was pretty good. The pools were smaller than expected but hey, a pool after a hot day is always welcome. We had two days at sea during the week, the first was the day after we visited Dubrovnik, Croatia. On that day at sea Brittany and I took my sister's advise and got up early to hit up the pool. The second day at sea was the day after our stop in Katakolon, Greece and the day before we docked back in Venice.
Our second day at sea, ...
... ferry the students were excited about the trip and we wished Costas and Petricles a fond fair well. Hope our next guide is half as good. By the way guides can be requested and I would recommend Costas any day of the week. We have an overnight cruise up the coast and arrive at 10am next morning before heading by coach to ...