It seems like that since our tour visited Olympia, where the first Olympic games were held in 776BC, which was really a long time ago. It is a beautiful site. What most impressed me was how our guide stressed that the games were only open to city states not at war, for at least three months.

This is the training area.

And this is where the torch is lit before the games, from a mirror that gathers the sun.

It’s a very peaceful place.

From there we drove north out of the Pelaponese to the mainland, stopping in Nafpaktos, a charming town on the Gulf of Corinth, where the Battle of Lepanto was fought in 1571, practically yesterday, in which the Venetians and Spanish beat the Ottomans. Peaceful today.