Crystal Beach Hotel
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... was worried about the gas level so I pulled into a small, sketchy looking gas station with not much around it. The Greek version of Gomer Pile came out and gave me the blank stare. I blurted out, "1 liter please", and he picked up the nozzle and looked at me and said "fill up", so I said, "ok", whatever to get the heck out of there. We were way off the beaten path and I was well aware of the financial situation Greese was currently in. 3.61€ later and we was ...
... it was dirty. There was lots of areas where garbage was just piled really high, and lots of graffiti, and nothing too unique. When we got to Olympia, which is where the Olympics started, we got lucky and it was free admission day. We walked around the ruins and it was fun to see, where different athletes would have done their training. The temple of Zeus is also here, and still has at least one of the ...
... and tsunami which buried the site under about 10 feet of mud. It was the Germans who first excavated the site. They are still working on the excavations today. There were two large temples, one to Hera and one to Zeus. The temple to Zeus contained a very large statue of Zeus made of gold. Of course, that disappeared over the years. We saw where the Olympic flame is lit ...
... didn't look ancient. The brochure that came with the tickets said the site "flourished from the 10th. century BC ..." ie over 12,000 years ago, as a major religious, cultural and sporting site for the region. So it's certainly ancient and their sense of sport extended to human sacrifices in honour of the gods, according to the signage on one monument we passed. The site was largely rubble but still worth us seeing it and we could visualise what might ...
... that pulled the crowd but it filled up fast, including the four Australian women from the cabin next to us, and a handful of the ships officers who we managed to get dancing. Amongst the shipboard info. on cabin TV is that there are 320 Australians on board. We are only aware of 6 NZ'ers including the four of us. The four of us headed back to our cabin and the boys gate crashed the Australians cabin next door, jumped on the beds, fell over and left. The women ...