Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Day 26: Olympia


Today we started our day at 8 am with a 4-hour bus ride to Olympia, where we visited the sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympic Games, which started in 776 B.C. The Museum at Olympia houses some of the most well-known sculptures of the sanctuary.

The Beach Stop in Kalo Nero

Griffin heads

Gold and Ivory Statue of Zeus

Great Gymnasium


Workshop of Pheidias

 Temple of Zeus

Group photo in front of the Gateway to the Stadium


Enjoying the sun

Temple of Hera
Prytaneion, where the Olympic Flame was kept burning

Horse carriage ride back to the bus, we are the lucky ones!

Lunch was at a nearby village, whose specialty was local-raised chickens.

Arriving at the hotel, we all enjoyed ourselves at the pool.

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