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... Athens, we all got ready for dinner. What a fabulous dinner we had! The village restaurants are better than any restaurants in the US, and for 8 of us, the bill was about $80!! Village life is fun and relaxing. We walk over to the places to eat (less than a block), the church is across the street, everyone goes to the beach during the day, and out to eat at night, then for drinks after that. I couldn't resist having another Gordon's Space last night before returning home.
... and was presumably melted down.
Apparently the tradition of lighting the Olympic flame here was revived by Hitler before the games in Berlin. It remains today as a symbol of unity and peace through all the nations.
This site is tree lined and fascinating with on going excavations continuing. The nearby museum holds a lot of treasures that have been uncovered.
Lunch was in the nearby town of Olympia - a delicious ...
... a few minutes away. We visited the fortification wall and small citadel. We studied the Mycenaen culture and were able to distinguish what different things meant about the remains. This was a fairly small citadel, so we then headed to Mycenae to look at more rocks basically. Lots and lots of rocks. They all start to look the same! We recognized things that we had learned about in our art history classes and saw grave shafts. We got to walk into an underground cistern ...
... really couldn't hope to succeed. Delphi certainly had the wisdom of the gods covered, and the favor aspect came naturally from encouraging the wealthiest cities to contribute to fund lavish treasuries. Of course wealthy cities must be favored, right? The beautiful atmosphere and weather in our visit to Delphi made exploring the sanctuary and museum a real pleasure. I am glad we made a stop in this small town of 8,000 that preserves world-class ...
... the messages would often make their own interpretations to achieve political outcomes.
Hmmm, now why does that ring some kind of bell.
Anyway, Delphi is a great site to visit though a fair way from Athens. Our hotel was, overall, fine and the town itself has some nice little shops in which to spend your Euros.
Tonight, we've arrived in Kalamata at the bottomg of the mountains where the Monasteries await our visit tomorrow.