Aldemar Olympian Village
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- Continental Breakfast
- TV Channel One Russia
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... goddess of fertility.
However, there was a female Olympics called the Heria Games, held elsewhere. Only virgin girls----unmarried girls----could participate.
There are 2 major temples at the Olympics site: temple of Zeus, 470 BC and temple to Hera (wife of Zeus), 650 BC. The temple to Hera is older, so this is quite interesting, in such a male-dominated location: the first temple was dedicated to a female god.
... bring on the alcohol.
Against our better judgment, we
elected to eat dinner on the sail away pool side Greek barbecue, not
one of our better choices, worse meal of the trip. There were
virtually no Greek dishes, the few they did have were done poorly,
and the remaining food was tasteless and overcooked. Early to bed,
tomorrow, we say farewell to Greece.
... 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 ...
... public bathrooms require a charge to get in. It’s often only 50 euro cents, but I have paid 2.50 euros for admittance into a WC as well (in Venice, surprise, surprise!).
Our whole excursion was only supposed to be 4 hours, however the tour guide took over 6 hours to do the tour and returned us to port right when we had to board the ship. We had no time to explore Katakolon or even to stop and eat lunch! The ...
... Now I know I'm no girl guide but when the rules say CLEARLY in about 7 different languages that 'strictly no admittance to children under 16', WHY would you bother? And even the pool attendant does nothing about it. Anyway that's my gripe. I just think it's rude. Adults go in there to get away from their own kids they don't want other feral children jumping around in their face. And the togs! Spanish love the cut away thing type tog, irrespective of their body shape, ...