Grecotel Olympia Riviera Thalasso
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We explored the Venetian fortress of Methoni, enjoying the views and less climbing than usual. Supposedly there are 16 Lion of St Mark stone tablet insignias on the walls, but we could only spot about five. We had the site to ourselves until the last few minutes when the tour buses arrived. Now I know what the other travellers in Vietnam felt like when our group arrived last year - organised groups "take over" the scene and crowd others out, especially if ...
... of Zeus and temple of Hera then onto the 194m In length stadium with the marble starting line and raised sides. Archaeologists had to uncover the site under 2m of soil. Later we walked through the small town and looked at the shops with miniature statues and wall hangings. Amy bought a I ❤ Greece T shirt. Back on the bus to the ...
... games in the memory of Oinomaos.
Another myth about the origin of the Olympic Games comes from the Tenth Olympian Ode of the poet Pindar. He tells the story of how Herakles (Hercules), on his fifth labor, had to clean the stables of King Augeas of Elis. Herakles approached Augeas and promised to clean the stables for the price of one-tenth of the king's cattle. Augeas agreed, and Herakles rerouted the Kladeos and Alpheos rivers ...
... structures, told us a bit about them and the different phases that they went through, etc, before leading us on to the next one. It was raining pretty much the whole time he was talking, which sucked, becuase as we learned at Mycenae, there's no way you can hear anyone over the rain pattering on all of the umbrellas. He was wearing a red shirt though, a change from the usual green/blue/grey colors--we think it's because Ariana (et al?) ...
... we could wander around. The show was Cole Porter tunes. We checked the rooms and Jen & Kristina were not there. We went to the dining room, but they were not hanging around there, either. It occurred to us that we hadn't checked the laundry, so back up to deck 12 and we spotted them in the hallway, on the way to our rooms with their clean laundry. Once they changed for dinner, we headed back to the dining room. We said that ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool