We woke up to a quick breakfast at Best Western Europa, and packed our bags in the bus for our short drive to Olympia. Our first stop in the actual site was the remains Temple of Zeus. Though the standing column was man made, the size of the column drums that’d fallen due to earthquakes showed us how big the column would’ve been. After walking around, we came to the altar where the Olympic torch is lit every four years for the Olympic games. We also learned that women were not allowed to play in the Olympic games for Zeus, but played in a much smaller event for the queen on the gods, Hera, every four years at a different time of year. We then each took pictures at the entrance to the Olympic track. Unlike the seats at the theater in Delphi, there was only a small section of seats that hadn’t been stolen for building material. After racing each other on the track, we left for for the small museum and snack bar.
Once everyone was done buying water and taking a break, we drove about three and a half hours to a small beach town called Tolo. When everyone reluctantly woke up, we checked into a really pretty hotel on with its own beach and restaurant and relaxed until dinner. After dinner, most people played cards on a table outside until lights out.