Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympia, Greece

Yesterday I went to Olympia, Greece today from the port of Katakolon. I went on a tour that took us to the ruins and archaeological sight of the first Olympic Games. It was so hot (42 degrees), and very dusty, but I still had a good time. We saw where they lit the torch, the first running track, chariot races, swimming pools, and learned all about Zeus and the historical making behind the Olympics. Sounds really exciting, but was really just a bunch of ancient ruins (that looked like rocks) lying in the dust, that I walked through in the sweltering heat. Later we went to visit the museum and shopped around the town a little bit. I bought a couple souvenirs and had a Greek pita, which was definitely better than any I have ever had back home! The Tzatziki was amazing! Yum!

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