Olympia and Katakolon

Today I’m in Katakolon, Greece. As a port, it’s not particularly interesting, but about 30 minutes away is the site of the first Olympic Games, called Olympia.

For those following this blog, you’ll notice I did a few cruises in April, but never posted the photos, and now I’m finally getting around to it. Today my only plan is to sit in a cafe and use the internet, but back in April, myself and some other entertainers from the Prinsendam went on a mini-adventure to Olympus.

Three cruise ships in the harbor.
Three cruise ships in the harbor.

I didn’t take a horse and carriage ride.
I didn't take a horse and carriage ride.

On the train.
On the train.

You’re not allowed to take bags into the Olypus site.
You're not allowed to take bags into the Olypus site.

Blossoms and rocks.
Blossoms and rocks.

Columns.
Columns.

Photo opportunity!
Photo opportunity!

More columns.
More columns.

The olympic arena.
The olympic arena.

Me on the start line.
Me on the start line.

Lining up for a race…
Lining up for a race...

Just for the photo.
Just for the photo.

We never did have a race.
We never did have a race.

Piles and piles and piles of rocks. I mean ruins.
Piles and piles and piles of rocks. I mean ruins.

I got a video of me juggling here. Before being told to stop by the security guards. In fact, if you did ANYTHING other than walk and look, they told you to stop.
I got a video of me juggling here. Before being told to stop by the security guards. In fact, if you did ANYTHING other than walk and look, they told you to stop.

A bit of this column is missing.
A bit of this column is missing.

It was great to visit so early in the season, as there were very few other tourists. On a day like today it will be heaving with humanity.
It was great to visit so early in the season, as there were very few other tourists. On a day like today it will be heaving with humanity.

Then I had no more rocks to photograph, so I switched to photographing people.
Then I had no more rocks to photograph, so I switched to photographing people.














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