"Much ado about (almost) nothing!" Top 5 Page for this destination Olympia by JLBG
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Olympia is celebrated by everybody and is known worldwide. It was the first ancient Greeks’ site that I visited and I am sorry to say that I was not really impressed. I felt that there was not much remaining.
The museum was not open and I found that the site was very much ruined. It needs a lot of imagination to feel that this is where began the Olympic games®!
I understand that the museum, as it is now adds a lot of interest to the site.
In Ancient Greece, the Olympic Games were Pan-hellenic games but they were not the only ones. Several Greek cities had their Pan-hellenic games and I am not sure that those held in Olympia were the most famous
When we visited Olympia, we preferred to camp at Cape Katakolon, 20 km away from Olympia. We found a quiet bare field... more travel advice
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