Olympia - Birthplace of the Olympics April 23rd 2011 The southern portion of the Greek mainland is called The Peloponnese and contains many great historical sights. I picked two to visit: Olympia, home of the Ancient Olympics and Mycenae, capital of the Mycenaean culture.
Olympia is the undisputed birthplace of the Olympics. Starting in 776 BCE, the Olympics were held there every four years for over 1100 years. The location ... read more
Europe » Greece » Pelopennese Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more