We had planned to stay there for two nights and then tour other cities on the Peloponnese Pennisula. But, two things happened. One, I got an email from my Dad telling us to "slow down." Two, we had an awesome little balcony which we just loved to sit on. So, we ended up staying five nights. This is a long time for us but we needed it. We were worn out.
Breakfast with tour books on our awesome balcony.
Lunching on gyros and Greek Salad.
Sunset shots on our Nafplio pub crawl.
From Nafplio we took a day trip to the ancient site, Epidaurus. Where we visited the acoustic theater which was built in the 4th century B.C.
You really can hear everything from the back row!
We eventually took a bus across the pennisula to Olympia. It was very long and windy ride. Once there we visited the muesum and ancient site. The birth place of the olympic games and the home of the Temple of Zeus.
Mike racing a older woman with purse in hand across the orignal olymipic stadium. He barely beat her and I laughed so hard. I cried.
We also visited the muesum of the Modern Olympic Games (1896 to present). This is an interesting little exhibit. Photos and results from the early games were posted as well as the official torches and mascots from more recent games. GO TEAM USA!
There isn't much to do in the town once you've seen the ruins and muesums. So, we hired a taxi to the beach for the remainder of the day. The next morning we took the bus back to Athens to meet Mike's parents at the airport.