Grecotel Olympia Oasis
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The first stop on our cruise is Katakolon, Greece (which is right outside of Olympia). We decided not to eat breakfast today and eat lunch early right before we got off the ship. I spent the morning once again, searching for my phone, with no luck. We got in around 1pm and ended up getting a tour bus ride from the cruise line for 14 euros to Olympia. As we started to drive there my initial thoughts on Greece ...
... order. This was all followed by a nap. It was a wonderful day.
Today we are in Katakalon which is the port for Olympia. We took a morning tour to Olympia which was about a 45 minute drive. The first thing that impresses you when you get there is the sheer size of the area. The first Olympic contests were held there in 776 B.C. The whole complex was severely damaged in ...
... 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 ...
... help of SPF15 he lay in the sun for over three hours, sleeping in between the noise of officers -v- passengers volleyball and the piped and live music. As would be assumed on a non shore day when it's hot and sunny, the pool decks were full of people until late in the afternoon. And unlike our last cruise, the pool water is a pleasant temperature, just cool enough to be refreshing without being cold. Ang made a slower start to the day and dozed in bed and watched ...
... Caesar Salad
- Interpretation of the classical salad, from New York, not Italy (Jeannette's choice)
- Butternut Squash with Huckleberries
- Huckleberries are American, substitute Blueberries. A very theatrical presentation with creme freche & the huckleberries in the bowl before the soup is poured in. Our choice, absolutely stunning
- Chilled Yoghurt ...