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Olympia

19 October

Olympia

Olympia

Athens Airport (ATH) transfer to/from Olympia

We provide the best quality transfer to/from Olympia at its best and transparent charges in the market, without the discomfort of you waiting much time at the airport, or anywhere else. Discount on return bookings.

Olympia was the most glorious sanctuary of ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus. It was the venue for the Olympic Games held in the Olympics, the most important celebration for the Greeks during most of the antiquity.

Olympia was called Altis, meaning the Sacred Grove. It was built on the north bank of the river Alfios. There are traces of human presence since the Neolithic period.

The sacred area continued serving normally during the early Christian years of Constantine the Great. In 393 AD The last Olympic Games took place, and shortly after the Byzantine emperor Theodosius I banned them because they were considered pagan, so the sanctuary was finally destroyed by 426 AD.

The most important monuments and buildings of ancient Olympia are:

  • The Temple of Jupiter that was built between the period 470-456 BC
  • The Temple of Hera or Ireon
  • The Vouleutirion, which is on south side of the Temple of Zeus
  • The Rector, one of Olympia’s oldest and most important buildings

And many more, because it is a city really worth visiting.

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