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... aid room and track.
German Archaeologists are still digging up the Gymnasium in order to get a better understanding of the size and form as well as the role it held during the long history of the much praised Zeus' sanctuary and of the Olympic Games. Hitler re-established the Olympic Games and it was him that recreated the Olympic Torch not actually a Greek tradition.
Tried to race Dad in a sprint ...
... to the north.
After a very short walk to the town, we
met our guide Eva, joined our group of about two dozen, and proceeded
to Olympia. Eva, in a relentless, machine gun like fashion, informed
us of the history of the area over the last few thousand years. First
stopping at the Olympia Museum and then to the archaeological site,
her non stop presentation made you wonder when did she ever take
... the sides for the spectators and a clay floor. At each end there are marble strips (presumably for start and finish lines) with a limestone drainage system all around the edge of the floor. The only formal seating was a small limestone square which originally had wooden seating for the judges and a few dignitaries - the original corporate box. There also a curved line of limestone blocks that went across the floor and part way up each side - we ...
... I am ticking off. To be able to say I stood where the first ever Olympics took place, the first ever place the famous Olympic flame was lit.
We had breakfast on the top level of our hotel, yes I still slept on my broken bed, yes back is in agony :( For breakfast again we had Greek yogurt in honey and about 4 ham and cheese sandwiches! Seems to be a common re-occurance at all these hotels, All the Greek restaurants ...
... of snoring, arrr! Anyway up we get and its not raining, its overcast with glimpses of sunshine. We have basic breakfast in our hotel, tea, dry cake, cereal and juice. All ok. We pack our clothes and take them to the laundry. 12 euro for all our clothes, no worries!
We head off to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games which is just up the road from our hotel so we walked. The town here is pretty small and its mostly flat so it easier on ...