Saturday, November 9, 2019
After leaving Athens, we traveled to Olympia, Greece where we were able to explore the Archeological Site of Ancient Olympia. Olympia was the birthplace of the most famous and important sporting event in the ancient world. The Olympic Games took place here every four years from 776 BC to 393 AD. The site was also a place of worship dedicated to the Greek god Zeus from about the 10th century BC. We arrived at the site early in the morning and were able to walk around and enjoy the area before the large crowds of tourists took over. At every place we visited in Greece, there were always several stray dogs and cats wandering around and this site was no exception. I have included a short video showing the stadium where all of the competitions of the Ancient Olympic Games were staged. Spectators sat on the embankments on each side. Only the chariot and horse races were hosted at the adjacent hippodrome.
Linking to Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters.