Temple of Zeus

A to Z Challenge: O = Olympus

O = Olympus

OThe ancient site of Olympus sits near the western coast of Greece. Cruise ships dock at Katakalon, a nice fishing village about 40 minutes from the site. While most ships do plan excursions to the site, it is also easy to take a taxi or a train to get to Olympus. Unlike many archaeological sites, this one feels like a park, with lots of trees, flowers and other vegetation. The day I went started out with rain, but once I got to Olympus, the clouds opened and it was a very nice, clear day.

 

Clouds over Olympus
Clouds over Olympus
Olympus
Olympus
Temple of Zeus
Temple of Zeus
Temple of Hera
Temple of Hera

The museum close to the site contains some of the statues found in Olympus, including an amazing statue of the Greek God, Hermes. This is also the museum where my friend left her camera (the story is part of the Excursions post).

Definitely worth a visit – you can even try running a race using the marble starting blocks!

Bryan at the starting block
Bryan at the starting block
Racing track
Racing track

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