By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
Katakolon, which we visited earlier this summer on June 15 (see that blog entry for more details) is the gateway to the ancient birthplace of the Olympic games.
During the celebration of the games, an Olympic Truce was enacted so that athletes could travel from their countries to the games in safety.
During the truce, wars were suspended, armies were prohibited from entering the region of southern Greece on the Peloponnesos peninsula.
And legal disputes and the carrying out of death penalties were forbidden.
If only the Olympics could have been made permanent.
On this visit, I went with guests to the ancient site of Olympia and the impressive archeological museum. I’ve been there before, but always enjoy the sense of walking in the Nikes of Olympian past.
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