Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Olympia Town

Ancient Olympia

The Olympic Games took place here every four years for at least 1000 years, until their abolition by Emperor Theodosius I in AD 393. The Olympic flame is still lit here for the modern Games. Thanks to the destructio…
Top Choice Museum in Olympia Town

Archaeological Museum

This superb museum at Ancient Olympia features finds from the archaeological site. Visiting it before or after touring the ruins helps to put the ancient site and its buildings into perspective. The museum's exhibit…
Top Choice Historic Site in Andritsena

Temple of Epicurean Apollo at Vasses

Situated 14km southwest of Andritsena, on a wild, isolated spot overlooking rugged mountains and hills, the World Heritage–listed Vasses with its Temple of Epicurean Apollo is one of Greece’s most atmospheric archae…
Top Choice Museum in Olympia Town

Archimedes' Museum

This extraordinary private collection is generously on display courtesy of the collector, mechanical engineer Kostas Kotsanas. It gets to the literal nuts and bolts behind the technological achievements of the Ancie…
Museum in Olympia Town

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games in Antiquity

Beautifully presented displays depict the history of the world's most prestigious sporting competition. Learn about its core original events (foot racing, wrestling, boxing and chariot racing), why it's associated w…
Library in Andritsena

Nikolopoulos Andritsena Library

In 1838 Konstantinos Nikopoulos, a composer, archaeologist and member of the Greek Resistance looking to liberate Greece from the Turks, donated 4000 rare books to his father’s home town to establish a school. It wa…
Winery in Olympia

Mercouri Estate

Mercouri Estate, 1km north of Korakohori village and about 15km from Pyrgos, is a worthwhile winery for a stop-off. This handsome estate produces a dry white foloi, and a prize-winning rich red – its flagship Domain…