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Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Pylos June 30th 2013

Ancient Olympia and Patras Peloponnese Peninsula 29 to 30 June 2013 After leaving the Kato Allissa Camp site with its 100 year old olive tree, we headed north up the western coast of the Peninsula, heading towards Ancient Olympia (not to be confused with Olympus in north Greece). For over 1000 yrs Olympia was renowned as a religious and athletic centre. Though it flourished in Mycenaean times, its historic importance dates to the coming of the Dorians, at the beginning of the 1st millennium BC. They bought the worship of Zeus. The 1st Olympian Games, the forerunner of the Olympic Games took place here in 776 BC but was banned in SD 393 by Emperor Theodosius 1, who took a dim view on the pagan festival!! The site had a training pavilion, a stadium where the ... read more
Entry to Stadium where Olympic Games held at Olympia Peloponnese Peninsula Greece (76)
Freeze on the Building of Treasuries at Olympia Museum Peloponnese Peninsula Greece (1)
Nike of Paeonios at Olympia Museum Peloponnese Peninsula Greece (2)

Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Pylos June 27th 2011

Hello again! In my attempt to be a little timely with my posts, I’ll try to write up the points of interest from the past week, including time at Voidokilia, participation in the St. John’s Day festival, and an absolutely spectacular visit to the archaeological site and museum of Olympia. I also realized that I managed to forget to upload (like that chain of verbs there?) the pictures from our visit to the Palace of Nestor, of which there are quite a few, from the day after we arrived, so I’ll hopefully do that in a separate post soon. On this past Wednesday, after we finished excavation for the day we headed over to one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Voidokilia. I, predictably, didn’t swim (I actually have yet to swim in Greek waters, ... read more
Voidokilia 2
Voidokilia 3
St. John's Day

Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Pylos June 21st 2011

Here begins my first blog post of my travels to Pylos, Greece! I would try to roll out the drum rolls and fanfares, but since I’ve actually been in Greece for almost two weeks now and have been travelling since June 3, this first post is a little too tardy to merit much applause. Either blogging is not for me, or I didn’t have much to write about while in California and have been much too exhausted this past week to do anything other than dig, eat, and sleep (I bet you can guess which option I prefer). I will hopefully be a little more prompt with my posts in the future, but if not, I should be able to manage once-a-week updates with pictures and a few words about my adventures. Truthfully, if I ... read more
Bus Station 2
Main Room 1

Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Pylos June 18th 2011

Kim rocks – big time. Off and on while here we have been in search of the elusive African Chameleon – found in an area of Gialova – the only chameleon in the wild in all of Europe. After dinner last night we waited until after dark and then drove to the nearby lagoon w2hich plays host to the lizard. But for eight hundred billion mosquitoes we were alone. Kim tho9ught she saw something and sure enough – we were right near this bizarre radiant green creature. After a few photos and many high fives for Kim – we crowned her Queen of Gialova for the spot – we headed back and oohed and aahed over the photos. This morning Marika Kim and I headed to the dreamlike Voidolakia BBeach. But work before pleasure. We ... read more
Nestor's Cave
Voidokilia beach
Apricots ho !!

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