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Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia is located in the western Peloponnese. It is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and one of the most important landmarks of Greece. Dating back to 4,000 B.C. while in the 9th century B.C. already accommodated pilgrims from across the country.

During the 5th century B.C. Olympia’s reputation was so great, that it became the meeting place for politicians, philosophers and artists as they found there a large audience for the dissemination of their ideas. The history of Olympia can not be written in a few lines. Olympia is considered a part of historical importance, not only for Greece but for the entire world’s culture.

Sights

The visitors in Olympia will be able to walk around at the birthplace of the Olympic idea. At the exact same spot where even today the ignition of the Olympic flame takes place. In Olympia you will find the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, the ancient site of Olympia, the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the parliament and the Prytaneion of Olympia, the Ancient Stadium and the ancient gymnasium, the Museum of History of the Olympic Games, the Museum of modern Olympic Games and the workshop of Phidias. In the wider region you may visit the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Aphrodite, ancient Ilida and the Chlemoutsi medieval castle.

The visit to Olympia is truly a lifetime experience. Superior Air gives you the ability of a quick air transfer in order to discover this magnificent place, that there is no other like it.

 

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