Tours in Olympia
OLYMPIA, DELPHI & METEORA FROM ATHENS
Delphi, Meteora, Olympia, Mycenae, Argolis and Peloponnese
OLYMPIA & DELPHI FROM ATHENS
Olympia, Mycenae, Argolis, Peloponnese and Delphi
NAFPLIO, OLYMPIA, DELPHI & METEORA FROM ATHENS
Nafplio, Delphi, Meteora, Olympia, Mycenae, Argolis and Peloponnese
NAFPLIO, OLYMPIA & DELPHI FROM ATHENS
Nafplio, Olympia, Mycenae, Argolis, Peloponnese and Delphi
GRAND TOUR OF GREECE FROM ATHENS
Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Edessa, Tempi Valley, Thessaloniki, Pella, Vergina, Thermopylae
General Information about Olympia
Olympia, also known as the cradle of the Olympics, is an archaeological site in Greece located in the outlying unit of Elis.
In antiquity, the archaic Greeks considered the valley where Olympia is located "the valley of the Gods" so they decided to build a temple dedicated to Zeus here and turn the site into a religious and sports center, since there they began to carry out the Olympic games, which paid tribute to Zeus and Apollo, gods of ancient Greece.
Olympia is located at the foot of Mount Cronio, named after Cronos (father of Zeus), and on the right side of the Alpheus river, so the ruins of this important temple are intermingled with a remarkable natural landscape, in which that it is possible to find waterfalls, streams and a bush that advances on the old temple.
This destination is one of the most chosen in Greece due to its profound archaeological value, since it allowed us to learn much more about the ancient Greek civilization.
Olympia's high season is between March and November, so we recommend that you take these months into account if you want to enjoy long days and the heat of summer.
Since it is a very famous city, we recommend you book your accommodation in advance.
What to Eat and Drink in Olympia
Olympia has an outstanding gastronomic offer, which offers the best of typical Greek cuisine and quality local products.
During your stay in Olympia we recommend you try their wines produced in the area, as they will not disappoint you.
As for its dishes, you cannot miss trying the Oktapodi sta Karvuna, a recipe in which the main ingredient is roasted octopus and is accompanied with vegetables. Or, also, the Fasolada, a soup made from beans and vegetables with olive oil and sea salt.
As for its desserts, you should undoubtedly taste the traditional Greek yogurt and much better if you accompany it with plums.
What to See and Do in Olympia
Olympia stands out for its historical-archaeological value and its beautiful landscape with lush nature and different water sources. This makes Olympia one of the most chosen destinations by the most curious travelers.
You also have day tours of the sights of Olympia. Don't wait any longer to book your excursions through the Valley of the Gods!