Olympia
Temple of Zeus
Author: 
Jess Sutherland

A relaxing day with only Olympia to visit. The site is amazing and despite Zeus' best with the rain we spent hours exploring and learning. The site once held three major temples to Hera, Rhea, and Zeus (with the ladies rightly positioned to keep an eye on Zeus). The Temples were quite interesting to see, especially after we saw the friezes that once adorned them in the site's museum. In addition to the Temples there were lots of civic buildings, including the workshop oh Phidias, where moulds used to create garment folds and glass feature pieces were found. There is also (of course) the stadion at Olympia, while now not as impressive to look at as the Temples, it does contain a mostly intact starting block. After the group finished at the site and museum we had a rest afternoon to do in Peter's words "souvenir shopping, REST, ouzo, - whatever you like." This is what we did and it ended up being a perfect day (except for the rain).

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