Today they are only ruins, foundations and columns mainly but still of great interest and one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece.
Adjoining the site is the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, which contains some of Greece's most valuable historic artifacts found in the Altis or sanctuary to Zeus. The museum is famous for its sculpture collection including Nike who was said to come down from the sky to hand a palm leaf to the victors. The large terracotta collection is also renowned and this modern museum is a great way to get a feel for how it was to be at those ancient games.
Tours & Tickets
Be inspired by the birthplace of the Olympics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 4-hour private shore excursion from Katakolon port to Olympia with ... Read more
Location: Katakolo, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Take a seven-day tour of the essential sites of classical Greece: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki and Lefkadia. You'll visit famous archaeological sites ... Read more
Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 days (approx.)