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Where in the world: Europe  /  Greece  /  West Greece  /  Elis Region  /  Olympia

Top 15 things to do in Olympia

1. Archaeological Site of Olympia

Live the spirit of the Olympic Games at Archaeological Site of Olympia, the birthplace of the world's most popular sporting event. The site of the first Games, held in honor of Zeus, took place in this spot in 776 BCE. Remains of food and burnt offerings unearthed in the area show evidence of a long history of religious activity at the site, dating back to a period long before the first Games. The ancient sanctuary contains the ruins of temples dedicated to Zeus and Hera, an altar area made for sacrifices, and an alleged tomb of Pelops, a figure in Greek mythology. To see where the ancient world's top athletes trained and competed, take a guided walk around the ruins.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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2. Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Discover the beginnings of Western culture at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, built to house the constant stream of artifacts from ancient Olympia and located just across from an archeological site. The museum houses the Nike of Paeonius, depicted on the 2004 Summer Olympic medals; visit the statue and wonder at her flowing skirt and proud body. The arms and wings exist in pieces, but even the ruins serve as an impressive example of Greek artistry. Other artifacts range from the Archaic to the Roman period with terracotta, bronze, and sculptures. Consider combining the museum with a tour of the archeological site.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $297 › Learn more about Archaeological Museum of Olympia

3. Klio's Honey Farm

On my farm in Ancient Olympia, from which my grandparents made their living and today is the basis of my own agricultural activities, is where you will enjoy Greek hospitality.

You will walk into our cool and refreshing garden with trees and vegetables.

I will guide you through my private collection, where I will show you the secrets of honey production and other agricultural products from both past and present.

Finally, you will taste the products of my little farm and traditional sweets with honey from my bees which, with the help of my mother, will be prepared in front of you.

Klio the beekeeper
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $134 › Learn more about Klio's Honey Farm

4. Olympia Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Glasses

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The Virtual Reality glasses will make you feel like you are transported back to Ancient Olympia. Small and interesting stories will start automatically as you approach every monument.You will visit every monument at your own pace.A virtual map will help you find your current location and the location of every monument.This is perfect also for families. Kids love the experience and it is a great way to learn about Ancient Olympia.
Suggested duration: 2 to 3 hours
Tours from $30 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Hermes by Praxiteles

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Archimedes Museum

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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8. Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway Private Tour with Greek Lunch Included

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Skip the obvious places. Visit some amazing locations that most people miss out on, with a full-day private day trip. With your own private group, see the off-the-beaten-track sites with your own personal driver and guide. Journey to the Cave of Lakes; Odontotos Rack Railway, passing through Vouraikos Gorge; the Corinth Canal; and a choice of Ancient Corinth or the Mega Spilaio Monastery. Wine tasting is an option too!Let your private driver/guide treat you -and join you- to an authentic Greek experience, complete with an amazing "farm to table" lunch at a remote top of the mountains town. An experience for foodies! An amazing tour even in winter. Winter types and we head for the snow and the beautiful mountainous countryside! Do you feel we are a good fit?It's a unique & very authentic tour, away from the luxury offerings, all in the peaceful natural environment and beautiful scenery at the central planes of the Mythical Peloponnese. More than 8 people? Contact us!
Suggested duration: 10 hours
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9. Olympia Land Winery

Minutes from a noted archaeological site, Olympia Land Winery is a family estate offering tours designed for visitors interested in learning about the cultivation of vines and the production and aging of fine wines in oak barrels. The tour inevitably includes a chance to taste the estate wines, homemade olive oil, and a few traditional snacks--served in an air-conditioned reception area or outdoors. The winery welcomes individual guests and groups--use the website's convenient reservation form to set up a visit or request additional information.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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11. Smili Art Workshop

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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12. Private Olympia tour (4.5 hours)

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Departing from the port with your private vehicle and driver you will travel through the rich countryside to Olympia, where you will embark a guided tour of the archaeological site and museum.In the archeological site, among several other remains of important buildings, you will see the gymnasium and the palaestra, the round Philipeion, the workshop of Phidias where the gold and ivory statue of Zeus was built, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the altar where the Olympic torch is being lit in the modern days and the ancient Olympic stadium.In the archeological museum are housed finds things were excavated from the archeological site. Bronze and clay offerings, armor, vases, the tools and cup of Phidias, the gorgeous Hermes by Praxiteles, the Nike by Paeonios and the very impressive classical statues from the pediments of the temple of Zeus etc.After all that you can have a short break in the modern town of Olympia for coffee or shopping and then you will be returned back to the port.
Suggested duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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13. Voidokilia Beach, Petrochori

Shaped like the Greek letter omega, Voidokilia Beach sits hidden by sand dunes and protected from wind. Often named one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, this stretch is a geological formation unlike any other. The warm water remains shallow for quite a distance from the shore, making it an ideal location for young children. After taking a dip in the clear blue water, walk up to the Old Frankish Castle and the cave of King Nestor. Bring a picnic, as there are no facilities on the beach.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $68 › Learn more about Voidokilia Beach

15. Olympia - Half day Tour

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Enjoy the half day Olympia tour having the chance to see the magnificent cultural miracle of Olympia which is the birthplace of the Olympic games! Enjoy the greatness of Olympia site in combination with a local farm and the nicest beach of the area in a 4 hour tour.
Suggested duration: 4 to 5 hours
Tours from $308 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

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