Kallirroi - Xenonas - Guesthouse
Travel Blogs from Kaloneri
After a pleasant late-night stroll through Katakolon and a walk on the beach, we headed back to the ship for a good night sleep before our next adventure.
Today, we visited the site of Olympia. In 10th century BC, Olympia became a center for the worship of Zeus. The Altis—the sanctuary to the gods—has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world.
In addition to the temples, there ...
... a Tsipouro with him ( sidenote, I had heard about this on TripAdvisor and Deb and I had tried one in Nafplio together late one night.. we renamed it rocket fuel as it was almost pure alcohol ) at which Deb and I exchanged meaningful glances but we couldn't refuse him... GJ however smiled sweetly, shook her head and said "no thanks, I don't drink"... he then said "Aarh" whilst pointing one finger skyward and pulling over a glass jar of Loukoumi, as he took off the lid Gwendols ...
... bus. We drove first to the Corinth Canal, were we had time for a couple of photos and a toilet break. Then we drove to Epidaurus, which is the sanctuary for the god of medicine, the amphitheatre is now used for Greek Drama, the acoustics are meant to be the best in the world. At the museum most things were copies , the originals are all in the museum in Athens. After this we went to Mycenae and saw the archaeological site that was occupied since 3000BC. We went to ...
... pair- we got a great price because we bought so much! The shop owner was lovely- she gave us each a little woven and beaded good - luck charm to remember her. Em and I then went to discover the rest of the town, which it turned out there wasn't much more of! We searched for some gelato, but ended up with some bad ice cream- I think all the food just seemed bad in comparison to the incredible food we had the day before! We headed up to the hotel quite exhausted! When ...
... hungry to go all the way down, and just went back to the bus for lunch (it had also started drizzle/raining by then). Soon enough the rest of the groups showed up and we headed to our final destination (sounds ominous, doesn't it?) : Olympia!
To get out we went through one of the ancient gateways, though I can't remember exactly what it was called. One problem: a large block of stone from said gate had moved further ...
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