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PINIOS LAKE ANCIENT OLYMPIA PIRGOS ANCIENT OLYMPIA DAM OF ALFIOS ANDRITSENA NEDA RIVER KATAKOLO FOLOI FOREST BEACH OF AG. ANDREAS KAIAFAS TEMPLE OF EPIKOURIOS APOLLON ANCIENT ILIS - THEATER ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF ANCIENT OLYMPIA ANCIENT OLYMPIA PORT OF KATAKOLO KAIAFAS CHLEMOUTSI CASTLE ZACHARO BEACH KOUROUTA PANAGIA KATHOLIKI ARKOUDI KOTICHI - STROFILIA (Source: Christos Panagiotou)
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Helia Chamber of Commerce welcomes you in its Official Portal of Tourism, a full destination guide of the natural beauty of Helia Region that can help you to find accommodation, restaurants  together with many useful information about of the surrounding area and its sights of interests.

In the prefecture of Ilias (Helia) you can find the Ancient Ilida one of the most important cultural centers of Peloponnesus and the ancient capitalof Ilias, which hosted the Olympic Games of antiquity. According to the website of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, Olympia is an archaeological area in the whole world, with so close reference to present realitity .
The ancient stadium of Olympia where the Olympic Games took place in antiquity.

The temple of Epicurean Apollon, one of the most important and imposing of antiquity, located in Vasses of the Phigaleia.

It is worth visiting:

  • The unique beauty of Strofylia Forest
  • The waterfalls of Neda
  • The famous lake of Kotychi
  • The medieval castle of Chlemoutsi in Kyllini and
  • The world famous Ancient area and Stadium of Ancient Olympia

Famous monasteries:

  • Monastery of Kremastis and
  • Monastery of Sepetos,

Furthermore you can visit:

  • the gorge of Arini
  • the hot springs of Caiaphas and
  • the famous port ofKatakolo.

Best, Famous and Beautiful beaches:

  • The beach of Skafidia
  • The beach of Zacharo
  • The beach of Kato Samiko
  • The beach of Arkoudi
  • Thebeach of Kyllini
  • The beach of Thines in Vartholomio and
  • The beach of Kourouta in Amaliada

A magnificent and unique ecosystem is located just 4 km from the beautiful sandy beach of Zacharo and includes the hot springs and the lake of Caiaphas, the pinewood of Strofylia and the famous from antiquity Mount Lapitha. The beauty of the area is amazing.
The extent of the Caiaphas lake considered around 6000 acres, while in the middle of the lake is located the grafical island of Saint Catherine. Appart from the hot baths, the lake of Caiaphas offers to the visitor the opportunity for a range of water sports such as kayak, sailing and Water Ski.

Museums

  • It is a must "obligation" for every traveler dedicating time to one of the major Greek museums such as the Archaeological Museum of Olympia as the exhibits include the sculptural decoration of the temple of Zeus, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Niki of the Panionios and the famous Hermes of Praxiteles.
  • The Museum of History of the Ancient Olympic Games in the Olympia
  • The Museum of Ancient Greek of technology in Katakolon operates under the auspices of the Municipality of Pyrgos and includes about of 200 trustworth and functional effigies of mechanisms and contrivances of the ancient technological miracle after investigation design and construction of Costas Kotsanas.
  • The Museum of Ancient Greek musical instruments and games in Katakolon at the building of Latsis next to the Museum of Ancient Greek of technology, includes 42 ancient musical instruments which accompanied with detailed descriptions and diagrams


Useful Phone Numbers:

Pyrgos Police Department: (+30) 26210 81731
Tourist Police: (+30) 26210 37111
Amaliada Hospital: (+30) 26220 22222
Pyrgos Bus Station: (+30) 26210 22592
Pyrgos Train Station: (+30) 26210 22576
Museum of Ancient Olympia: (+30) 26240 22742

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