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Travel to Olympia by Car

The birthplace of the Olympic Games

Olympia is located about 300 km from Athens and whichever route you choose to take, it will be an unforgettable journey. You travel across Peloponnese, through forested mountains, olive groves, vineyards and orchards. We recommend you stop at one of the beautiful, traditional villages to taste the local delicacies. If you choose the seaside route, you will pass through lovely villages built by the ocean. You should not miss the opportunity to the see the majestic sandy beaches and the deep blue waters of the Corinthiakos and Patraikos gulfs. Olympia is located in the middle of a green valley, surrounded by rivers with bewildering landscape for as far as the eye can see.

The archaeological area of ancient Olympia is one of the most significant monuments in Greece and in the entire world, as it is the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and therefore, the symbol of noble rivalry. The findings of the excavations started in 1829 continue to this day. The temple of Zeus and the museums -where among others, you can view the statue of Hermes of Praxitelis- are of extreme interest to visitors. In Olympia village you will find accommodation, restaurants and anything else you could possibly need.