Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Divri and Ancient Olympia

Divri is in the center of Peloponnese in a mountainous area.  There was an unusual amount of snow this year, and it was beautiful.  Maria Sotiropoulou and her husband Sotiris hosted us in the Divri cultural center, created in a "forgoten" town by the love and expenses of Sotiris, who allso publishes the magazine DIVRI for over 36 years (without any economical help from the government or companies). 

Maria took us to Ancient Olympia, home to the original Olympic Games.  Olympia is impotrant for us, peace lovers, because of the stong peace message of Olympic games should have now as they had in antiquity. 

At the end of our visit, they gave us a ride to Athens.  They are both retired physicians and Maria is President of the Greek Affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  We joined her for a celebration of Lord Byron and for a press conference where Veterans For Peace was one of the signatories on a demand for a nuclear free Middle East.
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