Experience Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, holds immense historical and cultural importance. It draws tourists, historians, and athletes worldwide who come to honor the origins of the Olympic Games that serve as a poignant reminder of the lasting impact of ancient Greece on global culture.

Ancient Olympia symbolizes human achievement, unity, and the enduring legacy of the Olympics, fostering international harmony through peaceful competition and cultural exchange, making it a treasured global cultural heritage site.

Discover the History

Within walking distance from the center of Olympia, the Archaeological Site and the Museums will help you dive into the culture and civilization of ancient Greece and the philosophy of the Olympic Spirit (Olympism).

Some of the many monuments you will come across are the sculpture of Hermes by Praxiteles, the Temple of Hera, the Leonidion, the Temple of Zeus and the ancient Olympic Stadium.

Nearby Attractions

If you are looking for a daily excursion, Olympia is surrounded by many landmarks and destinations, such as

  • The temple of Apollo Epicurius at the mountains of Arcadia,
  • Neda Waterfalls,
  • Kaiafas Lake and thermal springs,
  • Port of Katakolo and
  • many beaches and seafronts (Kaiafas, Samikon, Skafidia etc)


During summer season the open Olympia Theatre hosts many cultural events, concerts, plays and ancient Greek Comedies and Tragedies.