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Olympia One Day Tour (11 ½ hours)

 

ANCIENT OLYMPIA:

 

In the western Peloponnese, in the Prefecture of Ileia is the ancient Olympia. The modern city of Olympia is situated at the foot of the mountain and surrounded by the river alfios. In the ancient city of Olympia is the Temple of Jupiter where in ancient times hosted the Olympics. The Temple also hosts an important finding, the statue of the Olympian Zeus with a height of 13 metres. The statue is included in 7 Wonders of the world until its destruction.  The Ancient City is also the Altis which was a place of sacrifice for the ancient Greeks. Continuing the ancient city found the Heraion, Temple of goddess Hera dedicated to an ancient city in Elis on Skillwnta. The Church kept precious works such as the Hermes of Praxiteles, the disc of the sacred truce, statues of hours and much more. Great piece of history of the place are also the ancient Stadium of Olympia, the Prytaneio, the archaeological museum, the Palestra, the Bouleuterion, the Ancient gymnasium and the workshop of pheidiasLeaving the Ancient Olympia we travel North to PATRAS, which lies to the West of Greece.. Holds one of the most important ports and is the Diocese of the Peloponnese and the capital of Achaea. Her name was given from Patrea, a Spartan who drove away from the city the Ionians, joined 3 existing Ionic cities, Antheia, ARoe and Mesati and named her Patrai. In Patrai, we find historical sites such as the Mycenaean tombs Boytenis located 4.5 km east of Patrai. The Northern Cemetery, Patrai, a Roman monument built in the middle of the 2nd century in the shape of a cross

 

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