In Western Peloponnisos, in the so-called valley of the gods, rose the most glorified sanctuary of Ancient Greece and the birthplace of the most important athletic events, Ancient Olympia.
Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, is one the most popular travel destinations of Greece and a very grand brand name globally. It is easilly accesible from other places in Greece, being less than four hours away from Athens and only an hour away from the port of Patras. Transportation to various places , including Athens, is being held everyday via train or bus. Αnother option is to contact local travel agencies or use your own (or rented) car.
Visitors of Ancient Olympia can pay a visit to the ancient buildings and temples, and also the famous museum which exhibits world-famous sculptures such as Hermes of Praxitelis, Niki of Panionios and the sculptured decoration of Temple of Zeus.
Moreover, visitors can enjoy festivals such as, International Festival of Ancient Olympia or Alfeios eco-festival and journey into the magical landscape of Alfeios river, or Neda's waterfalls, enjoy the beautiful beach in Kato Samiko which is only 18 km away, or visit the famous hot springs of Kaiafas.
Sports lovers have the oppurtunity to use organised sports facilities and also try their hands at activities like hiking, biking, rafting, kayak and kite-surfing.
Addiotonally Ancient Olympia can be a base for other wanderings as it is only 33km away from Katakolo port, 30km away from the temple of Epikoureios Apollon, 30km away the temple of god Venus, 75km away from Ancient Ilida, 60 km away from Chlemoutsi castle.
Αncient Olympia is a suitable destination for everyone. Local hotels offer high quality service and guarantee comfortable stay in a quiet place with very competitive prices.
One thing is for sure; your visit in the Temple Of Gods will be unforgettable!