Getting there & away
There is no direct service from Olympia to Athens. Eight or so of the 16 buses (reduced schedule on Sunday) go via Pyrgos (€1.70) and allow time to connect for services to Athens. From Olympia, there are also buses east to Tripoli (€10.60, three hours, at least two daily), and on weekdays to Dimitsana (€6.20, 2½ hours). For these services, buy your ticket in advance from the small KTEL Arkadia outlet situated on the main street, one block before the church.
Train services from Olympia head to Pyrgos only – there are five local departures daily (€0.70, 30 minutes). From Pyrgos, you can catch connections to other destinations. Note: to get to Athens, take the train to Corinth, where you must change for the new train to Athens.