Olympia

(info, maps & photos)

This is one of the most important archaeological sites world-wide since it is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Every four years the Olympic flame is lit here and then starts its journey. Other monuments are the temples of Zeus and Hera, the Hippodrome, the Palestra and the Olympic Academy. The local museum boasts of the beautiful statue of Hermes of Praxiteles.
How to get there: by public bus (min. 6hrs) or by private car (min. 5hrs).

 


Click here to view a detailed map of the area around Olympia
Map of Olympia area

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The lighting of the Olympic Flamei; click to enlarge
Ancient Olympia: lighting of the Olympic Flame
The entrance to the Stadium; click to enlarge
Ancient Olympia: the entrance to the Stadium
The Stadium; click to enlarge
Ancient Olympia: the Stadium
The Palestra; click to enlarge
Ancient Olympia: the Palestra
The Temple of Zeus; click to enlarge
Ancient Olympia: the Temple of Zeus
The Temple of Hera; click to enlarge
Ancient Olympia: the Temple of Hera
The Workshop of Pheidias; click to enlarge
Ancient Olympia: the Workshop of Pheidias
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Excibit of the Museum of Olympia
Archaeological
Museum at Olympia
Excibit of the Museum of Olympia
Archaeological Museum
at Olympia

 

 

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