Elite Suites by Amathus Beach
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... lit. This also still gets done every four years at the beginning of each summer Olympics, which is pretty cool. I’m not sure if it also gets done with the winter Olympics or if it doesn’t, he was a little vague about that but did clarify it was just every 4 years.
Another element I didn’t like about the tour was that this place was so crowded. There were 10 buses from our cruise ship alone and ...
... quarters. We are given the opportunity to walk amongst the ruins. We stand on the spot where the torch on the modern Olympics is lit every 4 years next to Hera's altar out the front of Hera's temple. We are told by our guide Nikki that the very first time the torch was lit for the modern Olympics was for the 1936 Hitler games - supposed to signify unification but his walking out of the stadium after Jesse Owens win was more or less a slap in the face of the Olympic meaning. ...
... maybe visit the site or the museum today, but it is Sunday and they close at 1500. So we amble to the main street where there are not too many people around and sit and have a nice cool drink. We head to the shops to find much of the same trinkets and baubles as anywhere, just more expensive, so we head out of town to the stop for the night in Archea Pisa. This is a nice taverna, but it is off season and a Sunday so it is nearly deserted. Mum went out and dipped her feet ...
... Myrtilos, Pelops devised a plan to beat Oinomaos in the chariot race. Pelops and Myrtilos secretly replaced the bronze linchpins of the King's chariot with linchpins made of wax. When Oinomaos was about to pass Pelops in the chariot race, the wax melted and Oinomaos was thrown to his death. Pelops married Hippodamia and instituted the Olympic games to celebrate his victory. A different version of the myth refers to the Olympic games ...
... but it really was only one main street. We made friends with a few dogs, as always, and scouted out where we could eat that night. I found a place that sold stamps and immediately got some (Long story, but basically I've had postcards for weeks and just keep forgetting/deciding to pass up getting stamps. It was getting ridiculous). The little convenience store also sold other things. Like candy. Like Haribo Roulette candy that ...