Amalia Hotel Olympia
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- TV Channel One Russia
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I am writing this on the bus ride from Olympia to Delphi. I was too pooped last night! Yesterday started off with too many choices at breakfast and then on to a nearby winery. The vineyard has been in one family for generations but the winery was started in this generation. It is bio - organic - as well as energy self sufficient. They get 100 kW …
I freely and unashamedly admit I am just a tad tiddly as I write this. Just had a beautiful evening meal complete with abundant red wine, beautiful chicken cooked in orange juice a grappa shot and dancing to boot!
Annnnnd what did we do today? Not 100% sure at this point in time! Maybe I will fill in the details in the morning!
Today we explored the town of the Olympia where the original Olympic games started back in the original times in 776 BC. Visiting the Temple of Zeus (one of the seven wonders of the world) and seeing the original shape of the stadium which began to take shape back in 10th-9th BC. The temple was destroyed by the earthquakes of 522 and 551AD.
The sanctuary held priest's houses, baths, hostels, gymnasium, ...
... but so many, (most) are covered in spray paint, and not the artistic kind. I kind of just wanted to take a giant power washer to everything everywhere. The food was good and plentiful and the service was good in all the places we went. The people were helpful and most spoke decent conversational English. We came, we saw, we explored, and now we head on to our next stop, Rome. Tune in tomorrow, same Bat time, same Bat channel
... There was a sister establishment to our home for the next two nights called 'Athens Backpackers' and they had a roof top bar that we headed straight over to. It had a superb view looking out towards the Acropolis and cheap drink specials from 7pm to 8pm served by a lovely local Greek chick whose name we never caught.
We wanted to eat a traditional Greek meal on our first night in Greece and the guy at our hostel recommended a place that ...