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Travel Blogs from Olympia
... blocks), built onto by the Romans (small bricks) then turned into a Byzantine church which you could tell by the shape. We saw the remains of a small round temple, very unusual and only half a dozen round ones have been discovered in total. Next it was on to the temple of Hera and the clearing in front is where the Olympic torch is lit every two years for the winter and summer games. In ancient times there was an eternal flame on the site so ...
Our guide said apologetically "just don't look"- not exactly what you would expect a tour guide to say on the bus as we drove to Olympia, expecting to see some of the glories of this ancient and holy place. But she was right. Along the roadside every few kilometres, were huge piles of rubbish bags. So sad, and part of a problem much bigger than us.
We’ve been to Olympia before but had Tony with us today, who was full of expectation for his ...
... and I literally dumped our bags in our gorgeous attic 'suite' and headed into the village before dinner. I would live to come here in winter when it is a ski resort. I would live to write more but there is so much for us to see and do. Hopefully the photos will be enough! Weather is perfect! The gods are liking us ...
... when we get home.
I battled with a weak internet connection to upload some photographs to attach to this account which got me to bed too late for the early morning and long day of travel ahead. Heading for Delphi (that I have been pronouncing incorrectly my whole life… Del-fee not Delf-eye) for a quick stop and then on to Kalambaka for the night. The longest travel day ahead tomorrow but hopefully well worth it! Zzzzzzz
We had to Leave Hydra on the ferry early in the morning (7:30 am) on the 22nd to be able to fit our itinerary in for the day. We got on the ferry and headed back to Athens to pick up our rental car. Rental cars in a foreign country are interesting. Greece, like Turkey, mostly uses manual transmissions. Luckily Kevin had plenty of practice by this time, but Athens traffic is ridiculous! We got everything squared away and took off for our next stop of Delphi. Unfortunately we got on ...
Other places to stay in Olympia
Douma 13 , Olympia | 3 star hotelfrom $72
Pyrgou-Olympias Ave, Olympia | 3 star hotelfrom $85
Drouva 1, Olympia | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Great place for tourists
- Really a good choice
- An excellent hotel...
1 Karamanli Street, Ancient, Olympia | 3 star hotelfrom $60
\N, Olympia | 3 star hotelfrom $64
Olympia Village , Olympia | Hotelfrom $91
Olympia | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Praxitelous And Kondilists, Olympia | 2 star hotelfrom $39
Georgiou Douma St., Olympia | Hotelfrom $39
Varela 2, Olympia | 2 star hotelfrom $55
Tsoureka str.1, Olympia | 2 star hotelfrom $51
Varela 2, Olympia | 2 star hotelfrom $37
Xenofontos street, Olympia | Hotelfrom $39
Tsoureka 2, Olympia | 2 star hotelfrom $44
39, Praxitelous & Kondili Str, Olympia | 4 star hotelfrom $86
Praxitelous Kondili 2, Olympia | Hotelfrom $92