Olympia Youth Hostel

Address: Praxitelous Kondyli 18, Olympia, Peloponnese, Greece | Hostel
 
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Location

This hostel, located on Praxitelous Kondyli 18, Olympia, is near Hand's On Children's Museum, Priest Point Park, Olympic Flight Museum, and Capitol Museum.
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Travel Blogs from Olympia

Olympia

A travel blog entry by plimmerton on Oct 15, 2015

1 comment, 14 photos

... waiting for the next bus load of tourist coming in from the cruise ships.

Ancient Olympia was inhabited as long ago as 5000 years, is where Zeus was worshipped around 800BC and the birth place of the Olympic Games.

Local wars were stopped to allow the games contest to take place every 4 years. The winners were true heroes (sorry girls, no women were allowed here) and would not be entitled to money or endorsements unlike today. True sportsman ...

Run, run as fast as you can........

A travel blog entry by laceys.log on Sep 28, 2015

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... recognise them anywhere now (as long as we remember the details!). And the difference between Roman and Greek construction: Greeks built with big blocks of stone and their buildings were held up by weight, their amphitheatres were built into the natural slope of a hill; the Romans used small bricks and had invented concrete so they could build anywhere, light construction, hence their arenas standing tall in the middle of nowhere like the ...

Olympia

A travel blog entry by dianemajor on Sep 09, 2015

2 comments, 5 photos

Sailed into Katekona this morning and off on a tour to Olympia where the Olympic Games began. There are active archeologists still finding artefacts. Saw where the Olympic torch is lit for the contemporary Olympic Games, this practice started in 1936 and is quite an ...

Home At Last

A travel blog entry by olytrains on Jun 12, 2014

2 comments, 3 photos

... in all of them. We walked in 12 state capitols along the way. We were in 2 Canadian provinces, New Brunswick and Ontario. We were away just a few hours short of 6 weeks. WOW! It's good to be home. If you've been reading this blog on a regular basis I hope you've enjoyed it. I had a great time sharing our adventures. Until next time, Jim and ...

Herron Island to Seattle

A travel blog entry by pertunia22 on Jun 09, 2013

8 photos

Lovely leisurely breakfast on Herron Island, all ready to catch the ferry back to the mainland at 11.30am. Called back into Janine's to drop off Vicky and our overnight bags and headed into Seattle for the afternoon. Traffic pretty hideous as usual but I'm sure it would be worse on a weekday! Found the scariest tightest parking building in the world Andrea and I had our eyes shut just waiting for the grinding of metal on concrete, fortunately ...