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Trip Planner Europe  /  Greece  /  West Greece  /  Elis Region  /  Olympia
(4.7/5 based on 5,000+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, museums, sightseeing
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders. A major tourist attraction in the western Peloponnese, the sanctuary ruins consist of several structures that once served as temples dedicated to the gods Zeus and Hera. Just east of the sanctuary lie the remnants of an ancient stadium and hippodrome, where Olympic athletes trained and competed. Begin your tour at Olympia's famed museum of archaeology, which provides a vast collection of ancient terracottas, bronzes, and sculptures. Find what you're looking for from your Olympia holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Greece holiday planner.
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Despite its small size, Olympia features a lively main street lined by hotels offering comfortable rooms and quick access to one of Greece's most popular archaeological sites. If you don't mind driving to Olympia's famous ruins, explore the area's seaside hotels, where spacious rooms come with access to fine restaurants, fitness facilities, spa treatments, private beaches, and outdoor swimming pools. You can also visit the ancient sites from a budget-friendly hotel in Pyrgos, a lively town just northwest of Olympia.
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