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... 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 ...
... encountered only one young guy who was there to do some nude sun-bathing. Up on the road we were stopped by another young man who implored us to enjoy his country and to spend time seeing its rich history. Back at the resort we were treated to almost two hours of a theatre group from London practising a Greek tragedy (in the courtyard below our balcony) that they were to perform the next day at the ancient theatre in Messini. All that crying and lamenting was a bit ...
... as we don’t really want to waste any time today. The last weekend of September is an important date of the year for the National museums in Greek and the sites run by the department of culture are all free for the weekend. So we could save a few euros if we get in this evening. We stop for fuel among the way and some lunch, and press on following the road signs rather than Joffrey, and get to Olympia and to the museum at 1600. We thought we’d have enough ...
... of the Temple of Hera and the Pelopion and the area of the alter where the sacrifices were made. It is here that the Olympic flame is lit at the start of the Olympics.
There are many myths surrounding the reason behind the start of the Olympics. The most common myth was the story of the hero Pelops, after whom the Peloponnese is named ("Pelops’ isle"). The story of Pelops was displayed prominently on the east ...
... that I didn’t notice was filled until the woman at the bakery was going to pick it up, but it’s not like it mattered, because it was filled with nutella. And I only paid 1.5 euros. It was glorious.
When we arrived at Messene, Nadia told us that we were going to be spending three hours there. None of us really understood how we could spend that amount of time at a site that looked so small, but ...