Our second port and first stop in Greece was Corfu. It was a pretty town but would probably not go back again. There is not a lot to do in the main city, and it is more of a place to go to the beach. We started with a 20 minute walk to the main town, where we went into one of the oldest forts and saw the town from above. We then took a bus for about 30 minutes to a beachy place where we had a quick swim, then came back to the boat. It is a typical Contiki tour stop and definitely better for a beach vacation than for seeing the sights.
Our third port was in Olympia, home of the first ever Olympic games, and of course that is the main attraction there. We actually rented a car, and Pete drove stick for the first time in over 20 years! It was about a 40-minute drive from the port, and the roads were not too busy, so this was our best bet without a tour. We went to the site of the games, and it was very, well, ruined. Yes, ruins are that, but these were very run down. We did not have a tour, which probably would have been good for this stop. There were little plaques everywhere saying what things were, but since most were just piles of rocks with a pillar here and there, hearing stories and details from a guide would have been beneficial. We went into the museum as well to see some of the items that they found in the ruins - you can see how the place progressed over item based on the materials they used - from clay to bronze and lead-based pots and vases. We did some walking through the town and bought some souvenirs - Olive Oil, some wine, etc., then headed back to the ship. This is another place I would probably not go again, but it was definitely a place to see.