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The Valley of the Gods! Olympia

Ancient Olympia is 2 hours away from Ostra Mainalon Luxury Suites

Departure from Ano Kardagia for Ancient Olympia.

On the Western side of the Peloponnese

On the Western side of the Peloponnese, in the so-called valley of the gods, is the most glorified sanctuary of ancient Greece and the birthplace of the most important sporting events, the Olympic Games. Visitors can tour the impressive ancient buildings which the ancient Greeks used as places of worship, sports, conferences, etc.

The archaeological site of Olympia

The archaeological site of Olympia includes the Sanctuary of Zeus, with the temples and buildings that were directly related to the cult, and various buildings that were built around it, such as sports facilities that were used for the preparation and performance of the Olympic Games, auxiliary buildings, utilitarian and administrative, as well as buildings of a secular nature.

Altis, the sacred grove, occupies the central part and within it the core of the Sanctuary develops, with the temples, the treasures and the most important buildings of the area. It is separated from the surrounding area by an enclosure, which at the end of the 4th c. e.g. it had two gates on its west side and one on the south, while its boundary on the east is the Stoa of Echoes, which separates the sacred space from the stadium.

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Visit to the Museum

They can also visit the museum and see close-up ancient exhibits with more important ones, the Mercury of Praxiteles, one of the most famous ancient statues, the Victory of Paionius, one of the masterpieces of ancient Greek plastic and the sculptural decoration of the Temple of Zeus, one of the most beautiful ensembles preserved from ancient Greek art. According to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is no archaeological site in the entire world with such a close reference to today's reality as that of Olympia.