Day 593: Ancient OlympiaSeptember 30 in Greece
Today's site was the ruins of ancient Olympia, home of the Olympic Games. These ran from around 800 BC right through until around 400 AD, so the modern era games have quite a bit of catching up to do!
We spent a few hours wandering through the site - it's mostly dedicated to Zeus who was the patron saint of warriors, so there were temples and statues and the like. Also a large administration building which I thought was quite interesting!
Highlight was probably the stadium which is still there, and where most of the events were held. The running track is about 180m long, though some events would have competitors doing laps. No seats, it was standing room only aside from a royal box of course!
Finished off our video around lunchtime, grabbed a gyros in town and then headed home for the afternoon!Read more