Hotel Hercules

Tsoureka 2, Olympia, Peloponnese, 270 65, Greece | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Olympia

We had our first taste of real history - Olympia

A travel blog entry by pverco on Jul 13, 2014

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... combatants (wrestling and a sort of boxing). There were numerous other temples and sporting buildings, along with the arena for races. This contained no seats, but rather hills on which the 45,000 people sat on the ground to watch the foot races. The entrance to the stadium was a 20 to 30m tunnel, some of which is still standing.

Although most of the site has been exposed, showing the extents and apparent grandeur of the site, ...

Our week on the cruiseship

A travel blog entry by malloryharvie on Jun 13, 2014

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... announcement made over the entire ship, but only in the hallways and by the time I got to the hallway it had switched the Spanish. Not knowing what to do I just sat in bed and waited and listened. I assumed that the alarm would go off if we needed to be in the muster station and there hadn’t been another announcement in a while, so eventually, I just drifted back off to sleep.

The next day I overheard two couples talking about being woken up at ...

Finding Ancient Olympia

A travel blog entry by robbynpeter on May 08, 2014

1 comment, 25 photos

... The 11th-century Byzantine historian Georgios Kedrenos records that it was carried off to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in the great fire of the Lauseion, in AD 475. The museum here is stunning the marble statues have been removed from the site, cleaned and are on display in the museum. We left here on 9 May, drove back to Tolo a town close to Nafploin where we started 3 weeks ...

Olympia Historical site and Museum

A travel blog entry by brisbird on Mar 28, 2014

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... and ivory, with a pool of olive oil in front, which when the sun from the east shone in, the rays would be reflected up onto the gold statue of Zeus giving it an amazing aura. Next to the temple of Zeus is the smaller temple of Hera - his wife. Across from the temple of Zeus is the sculptors workshop who built the Zeus statue and the statues of the winners. There is the gymnasium and the palaistra for wrestling, boxing and fighting. There were sponsors buildings, fountains ...

Mystra, Kalamata & Birthplace of the Olympic Games

A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort on Oct 14, 2012

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... don’t the French speak Greek then I would say). This reason I don’t blame the Greeks at all.

16 OCTOBER 2012 - We had breakfast in our hotel at Olympia, basic dry cake, bread, honey, juice and tea. We went to collect our clean clothes, exciting day!!! For some reason some of our clothes were still damp but hey they are clean. We say goodbye to Olympia, a nice small and relaxing town with an amazing Ancient Olympia site which we both loved.
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