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... received along with free food for life in their home city state. Sadly, I only won free food till the end of the cruise…
We left the ancient sanctuary and bused back to a small portside café with tables set up with sampling platters of authentic Greek delicacies. There were fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, octopus, cheese filled pastries, falafels, olives, wines and ouzo, a strong licorice flavored alcohol. Since I am legal drinking age in Greece ...
... of the 7 wonders of the world was sculpted. Other complexes you see are Leonidaion, altis. The temple of Zeus has only one column left which has been restored and re-erected. The stadium could seat 45,000 spectators and women spectators had to be content to watch from the Hill of Cronos. The Temple of Hera is the site’s most inact structure. We loved the site where the torch is lit each games and still lit here today. The games would only last 5 days ...
... a table, but the couple that they seated at our table had requested a table by themselves, so our waiter moved them. We did not have anyone else join us. After dinner we saw a guy doing tricks on a BMX bicycle and a giant hoop in the piazza. ??? Who knew that BMX stunt men could get jobs on a cruise ship! They were having a big party up on deck 15 by the pool, so we went to deck 16 to watch the festivities Then we headed to our rooms for ...
... Party is the hilight of each cruise. Everyone is encouraged to dress in white, but never fear, if you've forgotten your white outfit, just take the sheet off your bed and wear it toga style!! Well, when in Greece!!! The first hour the entertainment staff is dancing behind white screens and on the dance floor with the guests. After that first hour, it continues on with the dance party until late into the night. After another late night, it's a good thing tomorrow is a sea day! ...
... lit today prior to every Olympic competition. The Olympic torch is then passed thru many countries and hands to ultimately end up in the hosting country. Our tour guide also took us to the first stadium where all the races and festivities occurred. Ed and Mike tried to re-enact a race off the starting blocks!! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Europa Hotel Olympia
Great place for tourists
I came here on a tour of Olympia. the beds were comfortable, the garden and pool were beatiful, and the food was great. I would come here on my next trip to Greece.
Really a good choice
It is located on a hill, 3 minutes by car from Olympia village. Friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were clean and spacious. Dinner at the restaurant was convenient and tasty. A good choice and a great value. It is definively a four star hotel.
An excellent hotel...
This hotel would be hard to fault. The service and rooms were clearly four star. Rooms were large, fresh and clean with the area divided into a sleeping and sitting area, The bathroom was excellent and adequate bathroom needs were supplied, Restaurant facilities were first rate. The only slightly negative aspect of this hotel was the food, which was fairly ordinary by international standards.
A nice place to relax after a day at the ruins
We stayed one night in connection with a visit to Olympia ruins and museum. Our room was clean, fairly recently remodeled with a pool view. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The pool is nice and great after a day of fighting off the tourists in the August sun. Dinner at the garden restaurant was convenient and tasty. A good choice and a great value.
We were here for a night in July. The hotel is attractive, high above the town, with nice views. Rooms are spacious. There is a good sized pool, outside dining, and a large breakfast room.
We came in at night and left in the morning. If we were doing it again, we'd spend a second night and leave some time to relax around the pool.
This is a fantastic hotel. The rooms are gorgeous and modern, the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and the pool area is superb with a very convenient pool bar, with waiting staff who cannot do enough to help you!
Very quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of Ancient Olympia. It is possible to walk into town, but it will take you a good 15-20 minutes and really hard work on the way back up! We stayed here on the Bike & Sun Greece 2005 Tour. Our motorcycle was perfectly safe and plenty of parking for our group of 6 motorbikes.
If possible, I would have given the hotel 4.5 rather than 5 due to a slightly limited menu (but the hotel is better than a 4!). The food itself was superb, however because we stayed for 3 nights, by the 3rd night we were beginning to run out of choices! The outside dining area is very atmospheric with tables placed under grape vines and you really do not want to go any where else to eat and miss the stunning sunsets!
Perfect Pelopenese Hotel
The Europa in Olympia is absolutely gorgeous. The views from the balconies overlook the beautiful pool and the rolling hills of the Pelopenese. The hotel is up a quiet little hill not far from Ancient Olympia and is very quiet and serene. The buffet breakfast was fantastic. Rooms were a great size with a beautiful bathroom. Pricing is great for what you get. Would definitely stay here again.
A 4.5 Star Hotel with the Price of a 3 Star !!! Best Hotel in Olympia
Myself and my girlfriend have stayed in this hotel for 1 night in January 2005. We are astonished by the professionalism and standard of what this hotel has offered us.
++ The Location ++
The hotel is located at the top of the mountain in Olympia, its easy to find but unless you are very fit, walking to the hotel from the train station is not easy. It took as about 5 minutes to drive uphill to get to the hotel. On the good note, the hotel is away from the city, which provides a quite location with a great view.
++ The Hotel ++
The hotel is modern and new. There are about 20 parking spaces and its has 2 separate buildings. It also has a tennis court, a big garden (with birds and rabbits wondering around), a good fireplace restaurant, 2 large lobby (1 in each lobby) and an internet centre (with 4 computers). We stayed in the new building which has 2 storeys. There is no lift to the building.
++ The Room ++
The room is huge, clean and modern. It's like a suite with TV, 3 person L spade sofa, a coffee table, writing desk, 1 king size bed, electronic safe and a balcony (with table and chairs outside the balcony). The TV has numerous channels to choose from and if you are not TV person, they even have a radio system near the bed.
The king size bed is extremely comfortable - it's a pain to get out of bed.
The lighting is adequate with lights everywhere. The bathroom is clean with a good supply of things like soaps, shower caps, shampoos and even shoes polisher.
++ The Service ++
The service was excellent, we were provided with free breakfast. The breakfast was a fest !! Next to the fireplace and overlooking the garden.
Check in/check out is efficient. Show your passport, pay money and done.
** Things I like about this Hotel **
1. The Bed -
2. The Sofa
3. The Balcony
4. The TV
5. The Staff
6. The Breakfast
7. The Safe
** Things I dont like about this Hotel **
1. The Location
2. um. ... oh yes .. i cant find the coffee maker.
Best Western International in Olympia is a true 4.5 star hotel (even it rate itself 4 star). If you have a car or dont mind catching a taxi, This is definitely the hotel you should stay in Olympia.
I wish I can stay there for longer.
Very Pleasant Place
This family run US style hotel has good sized rooms and baths, a big breakfast in is in a quiet location away from the throngs. Also internet access is available. Worth the money.
The owners of this hotel have been in the business for many years. There is no room for anything other than care, good management, and quiet luxury, high up on the hill above Olympia away from traffic noise. A dream stay (we've been there twice) Would recommend this hotel moist highly.