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day 15 ancient olympia

Visit Ancient Olympia (135 km)

Olympia was the site of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnisos (Peloponnesus), through which runs the Alpheus River. It was not a town, but only a sanctuary with buildings associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia was a national shrine of the Greeks and contained many treasures of Greek art, such as temples, monuments, altars, theaters, statues, and votive offerings of brass and marble.

Overnight stay at camping Ionion Beach

  • Tip: Before arriving to Ancient Olympia you can make a stop to freshen up at Neda waterfalls, a beautiful natural landscape.