Drive on the highway, pass by Patra town and arrive in Olympia the birthplace of the Olympic Games. There is the Temple of Zeus which in antiquity was housing one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world, the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, which Phedias had created. Then see the Temple of Hera , the shrine of Pelops (one of the oldest in the sanctuary), the Council house where the athletes took the Olympic oath, the Treasury houses, the Gymnasium and the Palaestra where they used to exercise for a month prior to the Games and thePhillipeion. Finally come to the stadium, where the marble starting blocks are still in position.
We will also visit the Archeological Museum , only a short walk from the Olympia site itself.. There you will find a wonderful collection of Greek sculpture , as well as treasures that have been unearthed over a century of excavations.
DEP.:08:00 ΑRR.:18:00 KMS:400
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