Grecotel Riviera Olympia Resort
Day 14- one of the pools of the Grecotel Riviera. Huge structure with everything a resort is expected to have (pools, gym, mini soccer/basket field, tennis courts, beach volley, endless buffet restaurant, well equipped beach and a new aqua park with slides....) A bit of entertainment program for children and teens, live music or dj set every night
Day 13- we headed to Olympia.... of course you cannot miss this symbolic site, but after visiting the Acropolis or Epidaurus the Doric style loses its fascination.... I would suggest to start the trip visiting Olympia and ending in Athens. On top of that, the little town of Olympia is really NOT worth a stop. Dedicate 2 to 3 hrs to the site+ museum and leave. We spent the night at the Mellia Apartments, but we didn’t like it, so I won’t publish it.
Day 13- we stayed at this lovely guesthouse, with super cute hosts who can cook for you a local dinner to be enjoyed on their panoramic terrace. It’s an old house and you really feel at home, small bathroom but well equipped, balconies with view, silent and cozy. They organize trekking excursions on mount Taigeto, the second tallest mountain in Greece after famous Olympus.
Day 12 - we woke up early to go there at the opening as it is a popular attraction and only 6 people can fit on each boat. We didn’t have to wait at all and you have a 30’ boat ride in this amazing underworld. The “explanation” is just in Greek, so prepare to silence basically (or bring a Greek friend! ) Perfect on a hot day, it’s cool in there.