Archaeological Site, Museum & Stadium - Ancient Olympia
Home of The Olympic Games
Olympia, set in beautiful pine tree surroundings, is the birthplace and home of the ancient Olympic Games, established in the 13th century BC and revived in the 19th century AD.
The aim at this time was to call a truce during the games, all hostilities were suspended and it was not to set new records but to win an honourable victory.
Olympia was also the site of a massive statue of Zeus, ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The ancient site including stadium, race track and impressive museum, refurbished for the 2004 Olympic games, is one of the most famous in the world and a must for visitors to Greece.
Approx. 3 hours from Tolo.