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Ancient Olympia

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Olympia...where it all started

Olympia is located on the Greek island of Katakolon, a cruise port. Skip the expensive touristic packages or taxis, and take the comfortable and modern public train for a fraction... read more

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17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Olympia is located on the Greek island of Katakolon, a cruise port. Skip the expensive touristic packages or taxis, and take the comfortable and modern public train for a fraction of the cost for less than 5 euros. The trip takes 45 minutes. There are 2 trips to Olympia: at 11:30 pm and the next at 11:45 but there's only... More 

Thank Loubie-1
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a feeling that you cannot describe to walk around a field where ancient Olympic Games took place. What is more surprising is the fact that much of it has been preserved and with a little imagination you can go back in time and think what was going on there. The place is big, you need at least 1... More 

Thank NikosHourvou
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a lover of ancient ruins. However, there is honestly not much to see here. It didn't seem worth a stop. You definitely need a tour guide if you want the historical backdrop.

Thank Leslie L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking amongst the ancient city of Olympia's stunning ruins of the birth place of the Modern Olympic games reinforces what a powerful, cultured society once lived here. The ruins and their restoration are extensive. I highly recommend taking a tour to have a historian explain to you what you are seeing. An Amazing fact is the Gold and Ivory statue... More 

Thank Ervanowitz
Dublin, Ireland
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit of a drive from the Cruise Port but you get to see the Countryside. Mind you looking at all the uncollected domestic rubbish along the road was not pretty. The games site is nice to see including the running track area.

Thank Peadar F
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Zakynthos last year and we tried to see as much as we could. The first day of our trip we walked around Laganas and found the cheapest travel agency (however there is just a few euro difference between them). We went to Zakynthos with an organised tour and our Hungarian agency had a lot of offers too but... More 

Thank subibubi
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the drive! The trip from Athens to Ancient Olympia is roughly 3.5 hours. It is beautiful, through mountains and along the coast. The road has several toll stations, cash only, so be sure to have at least 30 euro. The ruins are expansive and stunning! A map at the entrance explains each section. Combined tickets are available for... More 

Thank Sarah P
Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site was much bigger than I imagined. Beautiful with all the flowering trees in April. There are some signs with information at the site. I would have liked to have a small flyer with more specific information with a proposed path to follow. Worth a visit!

Thank Anna B
Thessaloniki, Greece
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120 reviews
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It takes about 90 minutes to see everything during a nice walk. Best time is spring till the end of April when nature is in full bloom.

Thank Pamepame1
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very interesting wandering around the ruins and imagining what went on in the past. I especially loved the seeing the original stadium :) A good day out in some beautiful surroundings.

Thank mshope99

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