Hotel New Olympia

Georgiou Douma St., Olympia, Peloponnese, 27065, Greece | Hotel
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We had our first taste of real history - Olympia

A travel blog entry by pverco on Jul 13, 2014

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... at times, with we tourists being invited to join in. They even somehow got me on my feet to participate for awhile!!!

We then returned to our ship via bus, arriving back at around 1:15 pm. After Claire had lunch, we thought that we had better go to the ship's gymnasium to work off some of the excesses of our eating - obviously not naked like the ancient Greeks did however!! We dined by invitation at the exclusive restaurant at 6pm ...

Our day in Katakolon/Olympia, Greece!

A travel blog entry by malloryharvie on Jun 12, 2014

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... living in Greece with a thick mix of both accents (making him pretty hard to understand in the first place). He loved to talk but he didn't really tell stories the way our other tour guides did, he simply would just state dates and the dry details of what occurred. Even being someone with a history degree and loving this area within history, I just glazed over from the moment he started speaking until we were freed from him 6 ...

Off the water, bus cruising now.

A travel blog entry by cwonholiday on May 17, 2014

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... photo stop at the jaw dropping Corinth Canal we drove on to visit Epidavros, a centre of healing in the ancient world dating back to the prehistoric period. I was interested to learn that the symbol in use by the medical profession including in the logo for my employer, (the shield with the snake wound around a staff) originated here. The site includes the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for it's remarkable acoustics that our guide tested for us ...

Olympia Historical site and Museum

A travel blog entry by brisbird on Mar 28, 2014

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... to walk through the competitors tunnel to the athletic track, where the competitors would remove their clothes and compete in the nude - a celebration of mind and body. We walk the length of the track, crossing the finish line - pretending what it would be like to be the winner of the race. We walk to the entry steps of the temple of Zeus and see where the statue of Nike stood on a tall white ivory column. We see the one restored column at the rear of the temple, giving ...

Bringing a little of America to Greece

A travel blog entry by katelynthoresen on Dec 04, 2013

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... home? You're probably wondering why we would pay money to see a movie at a theater in Greece. Isn't it in Greek? No, it's not! Unlike other countries (cough cough, Italy), Greece doesn't do voice-overs of American movies/TV shows. They keep the movie in its original format and have Greek subtitles. It was quite easy to ignore the subtitles and get sucked into the awesome movie. :)
Also, as you know, last Thursday was Thanksgiving! Obviously ...

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