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Travel Blogs from Olympia
Not sure if part one got published so will try again... We started the day with a good breakfast and loaded up the coach and traveled to the Olympic museum due to some light rain. The museum was great and Costas gave another of his excellent talks throughout the morning. As we left the museum the sun came out and we walked the ruins of the Olympic …
... the visit to the site, we lost four young Mexican tourists who were part of our bus trip from the boat. They did not arrive at the appointed time, hence the bus continued to the next site. They were eventually found by other guides and they eventually caught up with our party at the Hotel Alexandrous, we're we had a traditional Greek lunch and were also treated to four Greek traditional dancers who entertained us over lunch. It was ...
The port of Katakolon, Greece was our last stop on our cruise. We booked an excursion called "Ancient Olympia and Archeological Museum with Shopping in Olympia Town", which seemed pretty promising. However, sadly our day in Olympia was pretty terrible and left us feeling as though we missed out on the Greek experience we had been hoping to obtain there.
Our tour guide was the first problem. He was an older gentleman who was ...
... of Athens. I learned last night when talking to a shopkeeper that it's best not to raise politics and the economy as it results in very loud arm flinging conversations that others quickly join in with much emotion. She was also upset because "vote stopping my Greek customers coming to Athens, business very, very quiet". I guess the passengers from the three ships in port don't venture into the cheaper hotel area where I was staying.
... quarters. We are given the opportunity to walk amongst the ruins. We stand on the spot where the torch on the modern Olympics is lit every 4 years next to Hera's altar out the front of Hera's temple. We are told by our guide Nikki that the very first time the torch was lit for the modern Olympics was for the 1936 Hitler games - supposed to signify unification but his walking out of the stadium after Jesse Owens win was more or less a slap in the face of the Olympic meaning. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNeda Hotel Olympia
The hotel and staff went out of their way to help us
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