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Ancient Olympia

We undertake to tour you, upon request,  to the ancient site of Olympia , a one-day trip where you can see and admire the place where the Olympic Games were born.

Ancient Olympia is one of the most important and famous places of ancient culture . It is 280 km away from the international airport of Athens and 315 km from the port of Lavrio , located in the western Peloponnese, in the prefecture of Ilia.
Ancient Olympia was known by the Panhellenic games held even during the war as there was a truce between the city- states. The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC and were ended in 394 AD by Emperor Theodosius A ' as paganistic.
Major monuments placed in Ancient Olympia is the Stadium, where athletes of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games were received , the Temple of Zeus with one of the 7 wonders of the world inside, the gold and ivory statue of Zeus by Phidias, the entrance to the stage , the gym which was closed in cases where weather conditions did not allow the training of athletes and the Museum of Ancient Olympia which has one of the most important exhibitions of sculptures and bronze exhibits in Greece .

To get you in the spirit of the ancient Olympics contact us at Taxi Poseidon or (+30 ) 22920 24200 or via our online contact form to www.taxiposeidon.gr and we will do the rest.