Since we last communicated with all of you, we've finished our whirlwind tour of the Peloponnese! After leaving Pylos, our last location with internet, we hopped on the bus and started making our way to Olympia, home of the historic, ancient Olympics. On our way, we made a pit stop at a beautiful beach, where we had a mid-morning snack and a swim in the sea! The water was a little bit chilly, but that didn't stop some of us from jumping into the waves.
After we dried off and got back on the road, our drive to Olympia didn't last much longer. We arrived in the small village just after lunch, so we went exploring and found some cafes that boasted wonderful gyros for a late lunch! We stayed in the Ilis Hotel, located right on the main street that led us right down into ancient Olympia as we walked down the road of history later that afternoon. We visited the temples of Zeus and Hera, as well as the stadium, where our athletes partook in an Olympic sized race! We also saw the reconstructed scenes that adorned Zeus's temple in the museum, which was very impressive. The figures were at least ten feet tall!
Today, we had a seaside lunch in a beautiful beach town on our way back to Athens. We are in the city for two days, before embarking to Delphi!
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there!!!
Sarah and Nicole