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Explore Olympia in Greece.

Olympia in the region of West Greece with it's 1,208 inhabitants is a place in Greece - some 116 mi (or 187 km) West of Athens, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Olympia is now 10:39 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Athens" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Zakynthos, Varvasaina, Lacedaemon, Patras, Nafplion or Durrës. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Strefion, Smila, Skillounta, Rakhis, Platanos and Olympia. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Olympia Birthplace of the Olympics

01:35 min ( May 11, 2012 by PlacesIveVisited)
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Olympia, Greece - Birthplace of the Olympics. The Olympic Torch Flame for London 2012 Olympic Games was lit in Olympia by the rays of the sun, 10 May 2012, to start the journey to the London 2012 Game...

Ancient Olympia Greece - O Superman

07:05 min ( July 29, 2009 by CanisLupusSeeUs)
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"Ancient Olympia - O Superman" is both a record and tribute. A record of my visit to Olympia in part, the journey and what motivated me to visit. More importantly, it is a tribute to the complex ideal...

Olympia museum

09:26 min ( February 08, 2010 by Manolis Spanakis)
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This is an amateur clip from a quick visit of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia presenting findings from the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, the sanctuary of Zeus, where the Olympic games w...

Olympia Necropolis Requiem - Peloponnese...

04:39 min ( August 03, 2009 by CanisLupusSeeUs)
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Throughout Greece, in the smaller villages which are its heart, death is never far away and still embraced as a part of life without any effort to alienate the aged or the memory of the dead. White ma...

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Interesting facts about this location

Stadium at Olympia

The stadium at the archaeological site of Olympia, Greece is located to the east of the sanctuary of Zeus. It was the location of many of the sporting events at the Ancient Olympic Games. The stadium was a holy place for the ancient Greeks, as this is where sporting activities dedicated to Zeus were held. The stadium was originally located within the temenos, with spectators able to view races from the slopes of Mt. Kronos.

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Located at 37.65, 21.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:2004 Summer Olympic venues, Ancient Greek buildings and structures, Ancient Olympia, Olympic athletics venues, Sports venues in Greece

Pisa, Greece

Pisa was the name of an ancient town in the western Peloponnese, Greece. The area controlled by Pisa was called Pisatis, which included Olympia, the site of the Ancient Olympic Games. Pisa and Pisatis were subjugated by Elis in 572 BC. Currently, it is a village within the municipality of Olympia.

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Located at 37.65, 21.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Olympia, Former populated places in Greece, Geography of ancient Elis, Greek city-states

Temple of Zeus, Olympia

The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was an ancient Greek temple in Olympia, Greece, dedicated to the chief of the gods. The temple, built between 472 and 456 BC, was the very model of the fully developed classical Greek temple of the Doric order.

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Located at 37.65, 21.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:5th-century BC architecture, Ancient Greek buildings and structures, Temples in ancient Olympia

Olympia, Greece

Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical Antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The first Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus.

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Located at 37.65, 21.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek sanctuaries, Ancient Greek sites in Greece, Ancient Olympia, Ancient Olympic Games, Archaeological sites in the Peloponnese, Geography of ancient Elis, Municipalities of West Greece, Populated places in Elis, Roman sites in Greece, Sanctuaries in Greece, Tourism in Greece, World Heritage Sites in Greece

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 13 m (42 ft) tall, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias in circa 430-422 BC at the sanctuary of Olympia, Greece and erected in the Temple of Zeus there.

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Located at 37.65, 21.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:5th-century BC Greek sculptures, Ancient Olympia, Colossal statues, Destroyed landmarks, Destroyed sculptures, Ivory works of art, Lost sculptures, Sculptures by Phidias, Zeus