Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic center in Greece. The visitor can walk though the impressive ruins of the area where athletes trained and run just as the ancient Olympians did after their victory 3000 years ago.
They can also visit the museum and get the chance to see some marvelous sculptures, such as, the sculpted decoration of the temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the famous Hermis of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios. Visitors can also enjoy festivals, such as, the Ancient Olympia International Festival and the Alfios River Eco-festival.
At the latter, they can explore the magnificent natural environment of the Alfios River, Kato Samiko’s unspoiled beach that is only 18km away or enjoy the natural Kaiafas Thermal Spa. There is also the option walking along the promenade, or biking, rafting, kayaking, kite-surfing, and so forth. Olympia can also become your base for your ventures to the border region.
It is only 33km from Katakolo port and village, 30km from the Temple of Apollo Epikourios, 30km from the Temple of Aphrodite, 57km from Ancient Ilida and 60km from Chlemoutsi Castle. Visiting the city of Olympia will become one of the most memorable experiences you can ever have in Greece.