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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... and what was left fell after two earthquakes around 600AD. Today most of the ruins are lying on the ground, somehow I expected more to have been done.
Every 4 years the flame for the modern Olympics is lit here. Gayle was posing just like they did in 1936 (on its way to Berlin).
We finished the day with a visited to the nearby museum, which has significant antiquities.
Somehow we did not get the experience we were expecting on our ...
... to the site of the gymnasium where the athletes used to train, an oblong building surrounded by colonnades for shade and coolness – the bases of the columns still stand so you can easily see the shape – and a square shape in the next ‘building’. There were three rooms off the main training area; one where the athletes would rub on olive oil to protect their skin from the dust and to keep it a bit slippery (handy ...
Tuesday morning we left Athens for our drive to Ancient Olympia.we had a number of stops along the way starting with the Corinth Canal, the amphitheatre at Epidaurus, beehive tombs.... Wednesday began with a tour of Olympia and the original site of the Olympic Games and the museum. On arrival at our hotel in ...
... and both were incredible. We lingered over our meal so we could enjoy the sunset and the lights of Olympia. Dessert was also a highlight with what translated as Orange Pie. (My new goal is to recreate this at home as it was outstanding!) Grant had Galaktoboureko which translates roughly to Milk Pie and consisted of Cream and Phyllo. I know it was early days but I have a feeling this meal with be the contender for “The Best ...
... were traveling by chariot. The Arry Grand Hotel is very nice. A modern high end hotel nestled in the small town of Olympia. The view of the countryside is spectacular. After freshening up, we headed off for a group dinner at Agriturismo Magna Crecia. It was a fantastic meal, which was preceded by a tour of the olive oil making process and winery. After dinner, was a little dancing. Sue was a real Greek! A long ...