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Olympia, Olympia

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Live the spirit of the Olympic Games at Olympia, the birthplace of the world's most popular sporting event. The site of the first Games, held in honor of Zeus, took place in this spot in 776 BCE. Remains of food and burnt offerings unearthed in the area show evidence of a long history of religious activity at the site, dating back to a period long before the first Games. The ancient sanctuary contains the ruins of temples dedicated to Zeus and Hera, an altar area made for sacrifices, and an alleged tomb of Pelops, a figure in Greek mythology. To see where the ancient world's top athletes trained and competed, take a guided walk around the ruins. By using our Olympia itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Olympia and other attractions in Olympia.
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  • Take a walk round the ancient ruins of where the Olympic Games began. It is a very peaceful Location an amazing place. Excellent value for money.  more »
  • Even when you don't like old stones, this place is beautiful. Especially in April when the place is overtaken by the purple flowers of the eastern tree. Use your imagination and you are going back for...  more »
  • Vast archaeological site. Unfortunately it is not very difficult is still standing today and get a feel for how it was to be in ancient times at the height of its splendor; you have to resort to reconstructions drawn or plastics, and maybe helping with the exhibits of the adjacent Museum. However there is so much to see and although, as I said, most buildings are in disrepair, some remains are impressive, as the huge stadium or the huge columns of the Temple of Zeus. A further positive element, which added even more charm to these ruins, is widespread flowering meadows all around, with the colors of white, lilac and red. We went on 18/03, the day was bright and warm that I recommend this period, both for the aforementioned climatic aspects bloom (comfortable temperature nor cold as the winter nor scorching hot like summer). The only negatives I encountered are covering the mosaics with plastic sheeting and overlying soil (if the goal is to preserve the elements there are other methods that will still allow the use to the visitor) and the fact that some facilities could not ascend/enter (I have found neither danger nor reasons reasons related to the conservation of the remains from damage that could cause the trampling of tourists). On one visit is not a race with time and have the opportunity to admire all the details and make the photos it takes at least 2 hours; If you come from Katakolon add 1 hour round trip (at the port agencies take you and continue with bus for 10 euros) and then at least another 45 minutes to the Museum (included in ticket)
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  • What remains of the original stadium where the first Olympic games took place in Ancient Greece making part of the archeological site of Olympia. Worth visiting.
  • You must visit the Stadium at Ancient Olympia to feel the energy, the power and the beauty of the Olympic Games birthplace. Walk the path of ancient athletes to stadium to see where it all started.
  • Loved this place as much as I love ancient olympics. Amazing place.
  • Amazing sight. So many things to see here.
  • So many archaeological sites to see If you go run the track