Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and one of the most famous must visit destinations in Greece. The Olympic Flame of the modern day Olympic Games, at a simple and symbolic ritual, is lit by reflection of sunlight in a parabolic mirror in front of the Temple of Hera and then transported by a torch to the place where the games are held. During the Olympic Games it burns day and night on a special altar. When the modern Olympics came to Athens in 2004, the men’s and women’s shot put competition was held at the restored Olympia stadium.
Within a short distance and across a green park, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, which has been operating since 1982, hosts a prominent collection of exhibits found during excavations. Among the most notable exhibits are a collection of statues and countless figurines of terracotta and copper.
- Archaeological Museum of Olympia
- Temple of Zeus
- Temple of Hera
- Olympia Stadium
- The memorial of Pierre de Coubertin
- The Ancient Gymnasium
- Hermes of Praxiteles
- Road tolls & taxes
- Transfer in new, luxury non-smoking A/C Mercedes mini van
- Free Wi-Fi on the mini van
What’s Not Included
- Entrance tickets for museums/archaeological sites.
- Drinks & Meals
- Professional tour guide (available upon request)