Ancient Olympia

Olympia - one of the largest sanctuaries of ancient Greece, the Peloponnese, and where there were for many centuries Olympic Games were held. It is here that an attempt was made fraternal friendship of the ancient Greeks, and later around the world. Here, on the altar of an ancient temple of Hera, the first rays of the sun broke from the Olympic flame, the fire most peaceful in the world. The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. e. Study the ruins of Ancient Olympia - one of the most pleasant walks in the archaeological ancient Greece. Ancient Olympia lies in the shade of eucalyptus and pine trees, near the new town of Olympia. Its landscape enchants and fascinates with its beauty and uniqueness. You will visit the Altis, will see the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Statue of Zeus made ​​of ivory and gold. Familiar with the ruins of the Temple of Hera , the ancient stadium and visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia.