Travel Blogs from Olympia
... looked a bit young which is exactly why Phil dragged her by the arm into,the bar. Of course she had forgotten that while the rest of us get older Phil stays young . It turned out to be a great night as we drank and solved the problems of the world with our young new Greek friends. The alarm the next morning, abruptly reminding us of our run was most unwelcome. We however actually enjoyed it as it gave us a chance to explore the city a bit more before heading off to ...
After not a great night of sleep ... A large breakfast, much needed for Parker. Taxi comes in a few to take us to airport. Another Ryan Air flight. Up and down no problems... Off we go to Rothenburg! Ends up being a wonderful evening! A quick stop at a beergarden for a couple beers and a traditional dish of potato noodles with saurcrout , bacon bits and gravy. A nice wall around town, Old Town Historic Walk, Night Watchman's Tour, Walk the Wall .... Off to bed in down comforters and ...
Our last day in hydra started out with us waking around around 830. We made breakfast again and then hung out in the room until 11:30. We decided to see if we could catch the earlier boat out of the harbor. Luckily we were able to change it with 5 minutes to spare or we wouldn't have left until 3 hours later. We took a metro to the Athens train station. We grabbed a gyros to go then boarded the 5 hour train. ...
... of Ancient Olympia, a lush green valley with two flowing rivers, less than an hour away from the port of Katakolon.
Here we walked the ancient paths through the complex, visiting the Temple of Hera, the Prytancion and Philippeion monuments, and the Temple of Zeus.
We then entered the recently restored stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, making it the larges capacity stadium of its time. I was able to stand on the marble starting ...
... lit. This also still gets done every four years at the beginning of each summer Olympics, which is pretty cool. I’m not sure if it also gets done with the winter Olympics or if it doesn’t, he was a little vague about that but did clarify it was just every 4 years.
Another element I didn’t like about the tour was that this place was so crowded. There were 10 buses from our cruise ship alone and ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking