Map of Olympia
Outline map of Greece
Olympia, the Home of the Olympics
Olympia – you definitely know it: the home and venue of the Olympic Games. The place where the history of the Olympics began and you can witness it all! Thanks to Theodosius II and various earthquakes, little exists of the magnificent buildings of ancient Olympia, but still enough to take your breath away. The gymnasium, the palaestra, Phidias’s workshop, the theokoleon (the priest’s house), the stadium and the temple of Hera that is the most intact of all, they’re some of the sites that are still there, offering their beauty and charm to you. But your tour cannot be complete until you pay a visit to the archaeological museum, where you can find masterpieces like the statue of Hermes and the Head of Hera. And all that, with the modern village of Olympia ready to provide you with all the accommodation that you need from the modern world!