Olimpia and Archaelogical Museum

Olympia is a small town about a 30 minute transfer from the port of Katakolon. The main attraction is the archaeological site which preserves the remains of the stadium where the games began and the Temple of Zeus which was once the home of the Chryselephantine statue, one of the seven wonders of the world. The city was abandoned around the sixth century due to fires and earthquakes that occurred in that area at that time. The discovery of Olympia dates back to around the end of the 1700s, while the most important excavations, those that brought to light the finds that we can admire today, took place very recently. In addition to the stadium and the Temple of Zeus you can see the temple of Hera, the workshop of Phidias, a famous sculpture of ancient Greece, the baths and the Gymnsaium. Nearby there is also the Archaeological Museum, which contains all the sculptural finds that have been found.
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