Olympia

Olympia

The birthplace of the Olympic Games was one of the most important places in ancient Greece, along with the nearby areas of Ilida and Andritsena, and therefore they flourished in ancient times. The excavations have revealed archaeological sites of great importance, full of unique artifacts and statues that are now in display in the numerous museums of the area. But there are more for the visitor that travels to Olympia to see and experience. Among other things you will see traditional monasteries, a Venetian castle standing in great condition, fishing villages, as well as well hidden areas of unique natural beauty.

Archaeological site of Olympia

In western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus, the father of the gods, it sprawls over the southwest foot of Mount…
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Archaeological museum of Olympia

The Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one of the most important museums in Greece, presents the long history of the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, the sanctuary of Zeus, father of both gods and men, where…
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Museum of the history of the Olympic Games

The Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games hosts 463 ancient works, from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, and other museums in the Greek territory. The exhibits cover a wide chronological range,…
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Museum of ancient Greek technology

Renowned and without doubt unrivalled to this day, is the contribution of the ancient Greeks to the field of Philosophy and the Fine Arts. Likewise familiar is their contribution to the field of Science. However,…
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Archaeological site of Ilida

In the ancient times Ilis was the capital of Elia. It was not only the biggest city in Elia but also one of the most densely inhabited cities in Peloponnese. Although the ancient state of…
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Archaeological museum of Ilida

Project of the architect Anastasios Birris, the museum of Ancient Elis was built during the period 2002-2004 in SE edge of the ancient city on the slopes of the hill. The museum combines a stylish…
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Temple of Epicurean Apollo

The magnificent temple of Apollo Epicurios built on the high ground at the height of 1130 m is one of the most significant and majestic monuments of the classical antiquity which is still in particularly…
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Castle of Chlemoutsi

Chlemoutsi ranks among the most impressive and well-preserved castles. It stands on the site of Chelonata and dominates the Ionian Sea and the fertile plains of Elia. The heptagonal stone castle, one of the first…
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Katakolon

Katakolon is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos in western Elis, Greece. It is situated on a headland overlooking the Ionian Sea and separating the Gulf of Kyparissia from the rest of the…
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Forest of Pholoe

The forest of Pholoe is of crucial importance for the forestal resources of Elia and of Greece, from a more general point of view. This wonderful self-sown forest of huge oaks and beeches covers an…
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Monastery of Kremasti

Looking at the Kremasti monastery, one can easily see how it got its name. Imposing and impressive, it really seems to be hanging off the rock. The view you will have from here is amazing.…
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Monastery of Skafidia

The Holy monastery of Skafidia is located 10 klm from Pyrgos and near the blue waters of Ionion sea.It took it’s name after The Holy Mary of Skafidia and it was built in 10th century…
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Neda River

Crossing the canyon of Neda, one has a unique chance to get in touch with the mysteries of the Greek mythology and the treasures of nature. The river springs from the foot of Mount Lycaion,…
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