Photo Friday: Going the Distance at Olympia, Greece

March 29, 2013

If you visit the city of Olympia, Greece, you can put your feet on the starting lines in the stadium where the original Olympics were held beginning in 776 BC. The Ancient Greeks honored the god Zeus with athletic competitions held every four years. These competitions — called the Olympics — were contests between Greek-speaking […]

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Day 29: Katakolon, Greece Savoring favorite Greek foods

June 2, 2007

We visited Katakolon, Greece last year on the Noordam, thoroughly enjoying Holland America’s “Ancient Olympia & the Museum” shore excursion, especially seeing the stadium where the original Olympic event, a 210 yard sprint run, occurred in 776 BC. The Museum is filled with artifacts from the ruins. For this visit, we decided to sleep in […]

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