This may be a little too soon to post a follow-up to my post on Ancient Olympia in the Spring but I like the contrast. We only had about an hour and a half there this time around, so didn’t explore all the hidden corners, but it was beautiful as ever. Since living in Greece, I have become a major proponent of visiting sites in the ‘off-season,’ or rather at least not in high season. April, May, September and October are my favourite time for adventuring, and though these photos of Olympia lack the incredible purple flowering trees that dotted the area in the spring, it was still fairly quiet and we got to look around in peace. And without the heat of the summer sun too!
Don’t forget to check out the spring photos – almost every angle looks strikingly different in April versus October, except that final picture. The marble finish line marker of the stadium seems to defy all seasonal change, reflecting an appropriate timelessness.