Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC.
The first major excavation of Olympia began in 1875. They excavated the central part of the sanctuary including the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, Metroon, Bouleuterion, Philipeion, Echo Stoa, Treasuries, and Palaestra. Important finds included sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, the Nike of Paeonius, the Hermes of Praxiteles, and many bronzes. In total […]
Easy Cruise hosted a “Scaryoke” night on Halloween, where the worst singer won a bottle of champagne. (No, neither one of us was brave enough to participate.) The competition ended in a tie between a young girl who sang “Killing Me Softly,” and a middle-aged man who sang “Born to be Wild.”
The village of Stavros is located on the island of Ithaki, in Greece. It’s quite a “happening place”; Justin ate some good baklava, we played on the town swing set, and made some kitty friends.
Here are photos from the Kathara Monastery on the island if Ithaki, in Greece. We liked all the goats and wild kittens.
Here are photos from another tiny church on the island of Ithaki, in Greece.
Ithaca (or Ithaki) is an island in the Ionian Sea, in Greece, with an area of 118 km² (45 square miles) and about three thousand inhabitants. These are photos from the island’s tiny archaeological museum.
Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 km southwest of Athens, and is one of the foundational sites of European civilization. These are photos from the on-site archaeological museum.
The city of Corinth was founded in the Neolithic Age, around 6000 BC. According to myth, the city was founded by Corinthos, a descendant of the god Helios (the Sun), and there is evidence that the city was destroyed around 2000 BC.
The Nemean Games were held from at least 573 BC at the sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea. Three columns of the temple of the 4th century BC have stood since their construction, and two more were reconstructed in 2002. Currently four more are being re-erected. The site around the temple has been excavated, including the […]