Monday, May 11, 2009

May 3

Today we are in Katakolon, Greece. There is a very beautiful seaside community; the weather is warm and sunny.
This morning we had a tour called “Ancient Olympia and Zorba”. We got on a bus and rode for about 40 minutes to the ancient city of Olympia, the site of the first Olympics, which dates back several centuries before Christ. The ruins are there, some in not great condition because of earthquakes, destruction by various people, and fires. I actually ran (jogged) the length of the ancient stadium and I have a video to prove it!) for snacks and a Zorba show. The snacks included Greek wine (orzo?? Not sure if that’s spelled right), olives, meatballs, cheeses, bread, vegetables, and watched a show of Greek dancing. It was fun.
When we arrived back to our ship, we decided to walk through the town of Katakolon, a very touristy but beautiful place. I’m not doing any shopping, finding everything very expensive, but it’s fun to walk around and see everything.

This is a video of our tour group and guide.

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