The cradle of Olympian ideals, the Ancient Olympia radiates the undying light of peace and noble emulation to the whole world.
The golden coastline, caressed with the Ionian Sea breeze casts spells with the crimson colours of the sunset. Its four rivers cross gorges and dense forests. This is the land of Olympia, radiating the eternal glow of the Olympic flame and winning the visitor over by offering heavenly holidays on its shores.
Universal spiritual heritage
Altis, the temple of Zeus and Hera, the gymnasium, the palestra, the arcade of Echoes, the stadium… everything in the land of Olympia whispers the anxiety of the athletes, proclaims the «fair play» ideal, the emotions of the Olympic winners who proved worthy of the ultimate honour, eternal glory. Experience awe and admiration for the majesty of the land.
And from the ancient land of Olympia to ancient Elida with its own story to tell and beauty to admire. Parts of the agora, the gymnasium and the theatre of the administrative city of the Olympic Games still stand today.
Huge expanses of beach with shade aplenty, popular or secluded. From Arkoudi with its white sand to cosmopolitan Kourouta, quiet Glyfa, the blue waters of Zacharo, the golden sands of Skafidia and Loutra Kyllinis, the coasts of the land of Olympia have a beach for every taste.
Zeus was nursed in the arms of the nymph of the river. Maybe it was this that spurred him and the other gods on to create such a masterpiece… Lush vegetation, waterfalls, emerald pools greet you on arrival at the gorge carved by the River Neda. The forest of Foloi with its colossal oak trees enchants the visitor. The forest trails lend themselves to walks and cycling. Lake Kaiafa looks like the work of an artist inspired and walks around its shores, pondering its incredible blue dazzle, are delightful. In the Alfios, water lovers will enjoy rafting through a veritable tunnel of plants and trees.
Relax and revitalize on its gorgeous beaches. Raise your own spirits in the sanctuaries of the past in the land of Olympia.
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