Grecotel Olympia Riviera Thalasso
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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First port day is Katakolo, which is a small port town, that is 35 km away from Mount Olympus. Up early, room service breakfast at our bow window overlooking the Mercedes Taxis and the Bug buses arriving for the schmucks that pay 80 Euros for the round trip. We were off the vessel thinking we would have a walk around the town and find Coffee and Wifi, walking along the port shops and storekeeper who is ...
... and bars cater for every dietary need. Even though there are nearly 4000 passengers on board, queues are short and tables are always available. The ship docked around 11.00, and we were on the coach and heading to the Ancient City of Olympia. Soon we were retracing the trail of ancient Olympians through the archaeological remains of Olympia. Ancient Olympia was the town that gave rise to and hosted the Olympic Games in the classical times, ...
... part of the excursion was running the Olympic track that naked men used to race on. We also had a fun time at the hotels playing cards (Phase 10!) and charades.
This week everything is wrapping up. Last night we had a Girls Night In which was a really fun bonding time! We are studying hard but trying to make the most of being in Athens and being together. I imagine I'll have one more blog post before going home (scary!!!) so until then, ...
... of Argemannis, and saw the beehive construction. The tomb is unique as it has a second chamber. Finally at about 3:00 we got lunch. After lunch was the long drive through the Peloponnese to Olympia, where we stayed at the Europa. The hotel was dreadful, our first room had single beds as hard as rocks, and a cracked tile floor - so much for first class hotels :( Rob got us moved to a room with a double bed, still hard as rock mattress, but at least the room was slightly better ...
... and people whilst Apollo was trying to stop it- obviously he wasn't doing a good job of stopping it. Then we went through the ruins of where the original olympic games were held. It was quite a decent sized area, nowadays surrounded by pink blossom tres which added beautiful colours to every photo. When we saw the running grounds it was only 600m which was tiny compared to what it is today! The platform where they light the Olympic flame was quite badly kept, ...