Leaving Olympia

A final coda to my post about Olympia (https://aspiblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/ancient-olympia/), a lively and amusing version of the story of how the ancient Olympics got started is told by Tom Holt in the novel Olympia. Any book with his name on the cover will be a good read.

After an excellent stay at the Hotel Europa, we set off as intended just before 10 o’clock. For the next hour things did not go quite as planned…

First we could not find our way on to the road from Olympia to Tripoli as intended, and then having got on to a suitable route we picked up a hitchhiker which delayed things further.

However, we still arrived at our first stop of the day, Dimitsana, in good time to go round the open air museum of water power.

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The Alfios Dam - this river most emphatically does flow all year round.
The Alfios Dam – this river most emphatically does flow all year round.
Part of the station building at Olympia - sadly it served its last customer some years ago.
Part of the station building at Olympia – sadly it served its last customer some years ago.
I think this underplays the excellence of the hotel!
I think this underplays the excellence of the hotel!

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The map of Greece even marks Tseria - nearly as remarkable as Fakenham being marked on a map of Europe!
The map of Greece even marks Tseria – nearly as remarkable as Fakenham being marked on a map of Europe!

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This map shows all of Greece.
This map shows all of Greece.

me pictures from this portion of the day…

Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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