A visit to ancient Olympia the birthplace of the Olympic games will provide an insight into the noble ideals of competition as a force for unifying mankind. The site is situated in the valley of the Alfeios river surrounded by greenery on the foothills of Mount Kronos.
According to Pafsanias, a Greek geographer of the 2nd century AD the site housed 70 temples in total, as well as treasuries, altars, statues, and other structures dedicated to many deities. Ancient Olympia was also known to house the gigantic Chryselephantine statue of Zeus, which was known as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. A visit to ancient Olympia is available as a day trip as well as being included as part of a multi-day excursion of the Peloponnese. A unique, classical tourto discover the magnificence of Hellenic culture.