english greek
Olympia is a city that symbolizes peace, brotherhood and truce. It is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and is dedicated to Zeus, the father of the Gods. Ancient Olympia offers a myriad of treasures that appeal to all who are interested in the way of life of ancient times and more particularly, ancient Greece. The archaeological site consists of the Altis, the sanctuary of Zeus surrounded by notable buildings and structures, monuments and statues. If you are visiting Greece, you must not miss the beauty and history of Ancient Olympia. Ancient Olympia was the site of the ancient Olympic Games. It is located at the foot of the Kronion Hill, set in a valley between two rivers and has become one of the most popular and famous sites in Greece. You should set aside at least two hours to enjoy the ruins and the museum, however, about four hours would be best. There is so much to see and imagine in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia that brought us the original Olympic Games. Modern Olympia is a beautiful mountain town surrounded by a pleasant countryside which boasts many hotels and tavernas, or taverns. There are numerous gift and souvenir shops offering a host of memorabilia and replicas of ancient Greek art. A visit to Greece would be incomplete without touring Ancient Olympia and Modern Olympia.

How to go?