Darcy,s Birthday Bus Ride

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The travelers at the site of the ancient Olympic temple

Where do we begin? Monday morning (Darcy’s birthday) we got picked up to start our bus tour at 6:00 am, Drove across the Corinth canal and headed south to Mycenae.  Made few stops at various archeological sites (Lou loves that stuff). After a long drive thru the Greek countryside up and down steep mountains, where we saw a lot of charred land, they had terrible forest fires here two just weeks ago.  We arrived at our hotel at 7:30 pm had dinner and drinks with some of the people that we met on the trip and turned in early.  Tuesday morning we got up at 6:00 am again got back on the bus and made the obligatory stop at a souvenir shop, we   finally made it to the Olympic temple and  stadium, this is were they held the original Olympics thousands of years ago, and where they light the torch that starts every modern  Olympic.  There is not much left of the place, just a few columns and a lot of ruble, but they do have a great museum that houses a lot of the artifacts that had been excavated here.   Got back on the bus at 1pm, the drive was unbelievable; we drove along the coast over an incredibly steep road.  The mountains here are very high and rocky  and just drop right off into the sea, it was like a roller coast ride  thru  some of the most magnificent landscape neither one of us has ever seen.  We arrived at Delphi at 7:00 pm another long but enjoyable day.


sylviandavid says:
Unbelievable driver.... good or bad? sometimes they think they are driving a taxi...
Posted on: Feb 22, 2011
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