Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of Olympic Games. Located in western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the river Alpheus, is famous for its unique natural beauty.
The legend says that in Ancient Olympia lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, which was dedicated to the father of the gods, Zeus.
Must- see in Ancient Olympia
Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the nationwide as the most important religious and athletic center.
Olympic Games, an institution with nationwide radiation and glare from antiquity until today, were held there every four years in honor of Zeus. The Olympic flame is lit every four years until it travels to the country where the Olympic Games will be held.
During your next city break, you can do with the help of VIP Athens Taxi a walk to these historical places, to feel the awe and majesty, but also to see...
• The Hermes of Praxiteles
• The Victory Paionios
• The sculptural decoration of the Temple of Zeus