I found that unlike the buses their are train timeables for Greece are online, I tried to find when trains leave from Athens to Olympia, but I can't find the city Olympia on the trains city list (www.ose.gr) am i going nuts?
Also, can anyone recomend the cheapest hotel in the area for one night. So far i found from 39 euro (and no place with dorms).
seems like olympia may truly be beyond my reach :-(
thanks for all the help,