We were up early, enjoyed coffee and continental breakfast on our balcony as the ship entered the port of Katakolon where we went on a tour of the site of ancient Olympia, home of the original Olympic games.
Official entryway to the Olympic field through which all contestants would have passed. Amazing to think we were walking in the footsteps of the ancient Olympians. From this site the torch for the modern Olympic games is fired using a mirror to set the flame.
Field for Olympic games. I was amazed how small it was!
The Temple of Hera, Olympia.
Ruins of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia
Scarlet takes the carriage back to the top of the hill after touring Olympia!
Back to a family-run authentic Greek restaurant for traditional specialty foods before returning to the ship. No! that's not water, it Ouzo! Definitely an acquired taste! Daughter could not believe I ate octopus!
Traditional Greek Dancing! What a blast. We enjoyed every minute of the impromptu show.
Cooling our feet after a day at Olympia. MSC Musica in the background as we dip our feet into the water of the Ionian Sea!
Back on board we enjoy a drink on our private balcony with the lights of Greece twinkling in the dark Mediterranean night.
Posted by Scarlet Pumpernickel | 12:52 AM | Greece, Hera, Itlay, Mediterranean, Olympia, ouzo, vacation, Zeus | 6 comments »