Hotel Achillefs

Address: 4 Stefanopoulou, Olympia, Peloponnese, 270 65, Greece | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on 4 Stefanopoulou, Olympia, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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Travel Blogs from Olympia

Olympia

A travel blog entry by paneend on Oct 18, 2014

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... a four year degree in winemaking. This winery, Brintzis, also works with the university on exxperimental wines as well as micro brews of beer. There was a huge arson forest fire in the Peloponnese in 2007 - the grapes from the harvest had a smoky taste. We saw a room of French oak barrels with 2007 wine - they are hoping that all these years in the barrels will change the flavor to oak! After the wine tasting we went to a nearby village Lantzoi ...

Historical Olympia

A travel blog entry by twehman on Sep 08, 2014

1 comment, 33 photos

When we went to bed, we thought Olympia was a sleepy little town but as we looked out the window during breakfast, we saw huge-tour bus after huge-tour bus drive through the narrow streets of the town. When we headed out to see the actual grounds of ancient Olympia, it was a mass of people. Not surprisingly, seeing where the Olympic Games started and where the Olympic flame is lit every four years is a big draw for cruise ...

We had our first taste of real history - Olympia

A travel blog entry by pverco on Jul 13, 2014

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... combatants (wrestling and a sort of boxing). There were numerous other temples and sporting buildings, along with the arena for races. This contained no seats, but rather hills on which the 45,000 people sat on the ground to watch the foot races. The entrance to the stadium was a 20 to 30m tunnel, some of which is still standing.

Although most of the site has been exposed, showing the extents and apparent grandeur of the site, ...

An Olympic experience

A travel blog entry by msudenveralumni on Jul 05, 2014

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... of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, held here every four years beginning in 776BC.

The Olympic Games demonstrate the lofty ideals of Hellenic humanism: peaceful and loyal competition between free and equal men prepared to surpass their physical strength in a supreme effort, with their only ambition being the symbolic reward of an olive wreath.

We enjoyed a beautiful drive through the countryside to the ...

Our week on the cruiseship

A travel blog entry by malloryharvie on Jun 13, 2014

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... is going on and most of our ship had employees from Brazil. The night where Brazil was playing Croatia, there was a lot of hype on board. While a LOT of employees were from Brazil and really backing the team, the captain of the ship was from Croatia, so there were a lot of jokes going on about that. Brittany and I, of course, were initially oblivious to this all as we are not really soccer fans at all. You see, this night was also the second formal night ...