Ancient Olympia


Olympia is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times.

It is listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

ancient ruins in archaeological museum in Olympia. Greece.

 The classical period was the Golden Age of Olympia.


Olympia was also known for the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus that was kept in the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. It was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.


 The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. when an edict by Theodosius II enforced the ban on pagan festivals.

OLYMPIA, GREECE - MARCH 24: The Priestesses in the Temple of Ira during the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame at Ancient Olympia on March 24, 2008 in Olympia,Greece. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

The Olympic flame of the modern-day Olympic Games 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.


The remains of the city include:

The Altis

The Altar

The Temple of Hera


The Temple of Zeus

The Pelopion

The Prytaneion

The Philippeion

Ruins in Ancient Olympia

The Metroon

The Hippodrome

The Stadium

The Bouleuterion



The Palaestra

The Workshop of Phidias

The Gymnasion

The Leonidaion

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Ancient Olympia - Tour (Duration: 12 hours - Distance 700 km)

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