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Olympia Village , Olympia, Peloponnese, 27065, Greece | Hotel
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An Olympic experience

A travel blog entry by msudenveralumni

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... of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, held here every four years beginning in 776BC.

The Olympic Games demonstrate the lofty ideals of Hellenic humanism: peaceful and loyal competition between free and equal men prepared to surpass their physical strength in a supreme effort, with their only ambition being the symbolic reward of an olive wreath.

We enjoyed a beautiful drive through the countryside to the ...

Our day in Katakolon/Olympia, Greece!

A travel blog entry by malloryharvie

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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 ...

Off the water, bus cruising now.

A travel blog entry by cwonholiday

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... stuff) and my suitcase has gained 5 kilos - oops!

Sunday 18 May – Olympia to Delphi

A leisurely 9.30 start this morning for the short ride to visit to the archaeological site of the Olympic stadium - 'the sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus' and a museum showcasing the findings from the site. It was an awesome experience to wander around this site that evolved over many centuries from the 10th century BC - absolutely ...

A day in Olympia

A travel blog entry by jb1961

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... we went to the museum and saw a few famous statues (well we were told they were famous) one was of Nike (the God not the shoe) of Paionios and the other of Hermes by the sculptor Praxiteles in the 4th century BC and it is apparently the finest work of art of the late classical period. I hope you all feel educated. It was pretty good and apparently the stance was used by Machelangelo for David which didn’t surprise me as it did look a bit similar.

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Olympia - home of the ancient Olympic Games

A travel blog entry by turkey_to_tt

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... one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

Today Olympia is famous for the lighting of the Olympic flame before the start of each Games and begins its trek to the site of the Hosting City as part of the Olympic Torch Reply and where the flame burns whilst completion is in progress.

We spent an engrossing time walking around and marveled at a temple called ...

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