A visit to the place that gave birth to the Olympics is never enough. The grandeur of ancient Greek culture never ceases to impress. In this corner of the Peloponnese you will worship the father of the gods, Zeus. Imagine one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the 13.5-meter-long statue of Zeus, crafted by Pheidias. In awe you will face the famous Hermes of Praxiteles. You will feel the glory and the wisdom of a civilization that enlightened the world and you will feel that you are at the starting line for a journey back to history, to the grandeur of ancient Greece. Ready? Off we go!
Guided tour of the archaeological site of Olympia. Visit the Sanctuary of Zeus, the father of the gods. Around, temples and buildings that were directly related to worship, as well as buildings to host and celebrate the Olympic Games: sports facilities, auxiliary buildings, utilitarian and administrative buildings, as well as buildings of a secular nature. In the central part, Altis, the sacred grove, in which the core of the sanctuary develops. Now, you realize that the ancient Olympics in level and sparkle were quite ... modern.
Hermes of Praxiteles In the archaeological museum of Olympia you will find yourself face to face with the "protagonist": Hermes of Praxiteles, one of the most important exhibits of the museum. The god rests on a tree trunk. In his left hand, the little Dionysus. Ancient Greek art portrays beauty, balance, harmony. During the Roman years, the statue underwent interventions when it was transferred to Heraion. Today, in the Olympia Museum, besides Hermes, you will enjoy the permanent exhibition of finds from the excavations in the sacred site of Altea. Exhibits from the prehistoric to the earliest Christian years, with the sculpture exhibition being the most important and hosting the Pelopa and Ozanoos chariot races, as well as the Pilon's Victory of Peony.