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... The tour is in French and English and the tour guide is doing a great job. We were not aware that it would be a combined language tour so suspect they merged 2 of them to make sure they had enough people to justify a tour at all. Anyway it is no big deal.
Got our first real look at Athens as we headed out. Very busy (morning rush hour) and lots of grafitti which is a shame. First stop was the Corinthian Canal. ...
Day 13 - Olympia
There was a very short discussion this morning after pointing out a Facebook before/after photo of an old friend who has worked so hard to get fit and lose a lot of weight:
Pete That's what will need to happen when we get home
Ailsa You could always stop eating three courses every dinner time and cut back now?
Pete Oh no, that would be bad mannered……….
So I guess three courses ...
I have to admit that I wasn't too excited about visiting Olympia. But that was before I met our archeologist guide for the day! She brought the site to life during our 6 hour tour that concluded with a Greek lunch that included all of this areas specialties, including its olive oil, wine and grappa. Oh the grappa! What I didn't know: The site of the original Ancient Olympics was uncovered in the early 1900's accidentally. An earthquake and mudslide protected the site for over ...
... Site and Olympic Museum. I had seen some photographs from Hayley’s trip here but was not expecting to see the size of this facility.
This is the site where the Olympic games were held for twelve centuries. It was the most important centre for both religious and athletic activity. You arrive through the gates and find an archeological dig in progress of what was the gymnasium. There are endless buildings and outlines of ...
This morning we were up at 6:30, so we could get packed. After our rather meager breakfast, we loaded up onto the bus on our way to the ferry and back to the mainland. There was not a cloud in the sky, and the temperatures were forecasted to be in the mid 30s for the day. The Ioannina Sea was much calmer than our trip over, which made for smooth sailing. By noon we were off the ferry, and on our way south to ...