Classical Bus Tour Day 2

After breakfast, we have a short tour of Nafplion then head to Olympia. We visit the sacred sites of Olympia and the Olympia museum before heading to the hotel Europa for dinner and overnight stay. Olympia is the sight of the original Olympic games and a number of temple ruins are located there.  An interesting fact I learned recently about the ancient Olympics: they had problems with athletes using performance enhancement also.  They banned them from drinking animal blood, which many believed would make them stronger.

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Hello From Greece #1

We have returned from our three day cruise of Greek Islands and we are back in Athens.  The cruise was great.  Fascinating places and great food, especially if you like good fresh seafood and salads.  I especially liked Santorini where everything is build on the top of the mountain and you have three ways to get to the top from the port:  walk up about 1/2 mile, ride a donkey or take the cable car.  Most of us choose the cable car. We wished we could have stayed one hour longer to view the sunset over the caldera.
    Today we  are free to do what we want so I made a trip to one of the Athens Museums, the Benaki, which has a fascinating collection of ancient pottery, jewelry ans other artifacts.  Here is a photo from out trip:

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