Ancient Olympia is one of the most significant ancient Greek sanctuaries dedicated to the God of all old Greek gods, Zeus. In 776 BCE, the Olympic Games started and stand up today as a symbol of humanity and peace worldwide. In a serene, rich valley between two rivers, Alpheios and Kladeos, Ancient Olympia is an epic journey to the immortal ancient Greek spirit. Walk around the magnificent archaeological site and the stadium, and remember to visit the Museum of Olympic Games, where you can learn and experience more about the ancient Greek spirit and the Olympic athletic games. Walk to Olympia village nearby and wander around the little traditional shops, traditional taverns and coffee shops.
Another museum worth visiting is the Archimedes Museum, a thematic museum dedicated to the great Ancient Greek scientist.
Ancient Olympia is 32 km away from Aldemar Olympian Village Resort.
THE COSMOPOLITAN PATRA CITY
Greece's third largest city, Patra, is a vibrant cultural city known for its cosmopolitan port and beautiful sites. Patra's harbour connects Greece with Italy and the Ionian islands and for its impressive sea bridge Rio Antirio, the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge.
The archaeological museum of Patras is worth visiting, as well as the Roman Odeon, the Spinney, the castle, the Hammam baths and Saint Andrew Cathedral.
Enjoy the fun vibe of the downtown coffee shops, restaurants and bars and spend some time shopping at Agiou Nikolaou street.
Patra hosts the biggest carnival in Greece in February or March every year.
Patra city is 91 km from Aldemar Olympian Village Resort.
THE SERENE FOREST OF FOLOI AND LAKE KAIAFA
Lush vegetation, waterfalls, natural emerald pools, impressive gorges, rivers and sites are just some of the wonders a visitor encounters in Olympian land. Three rivers, Pinios, Alfios and Erymanthos, shape lakes and lagoons of unparalleled beauty, while forests and picturesque ports create the perfect backdrop for those looking to escape in the tranquillity of nature.
With a long list of places protected by Natura 2000, the Olympian land is undoubtedly the ideal destination for those looking to discover the gems of the Greek land that are rich in history, heritage and astonishing beauty.
The Forest of Foloi with its colossal ancient oak trees, and the lake of Kaiafa with its unparalleled beauty and healing waters are ideal places to unwind and rejuvenate in nature.
Foloi Forest is 59 km from Aldemar Olympian Village Resort, whereas Lake Kaiafa is situated 42 km away from the hotel.
THE MYTHIC RIVER OF NEDA
The ancient river of Neda with its stunning Apollo temple is a natural wonder worth visiting all year round. Surrounded by lush vegetation and trees, amazing waterfalls stand before your eyes in unspoiled nature with breathtaking views. If you love hiking, this can be one of your favourite hiking destinations in Greece.
The river of Neda is 92 km from Aldemar Olympian Village Resort.
THE THERMAL BATHS OF KYLLINI
Kyllini is situated at the westernmost cap of the Peloponnese, a beautiful port surrounded by beautiful nature and the most well-preserved castle in Greece. Chlemoutsi Castle has been declared a Monument of Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Kyllini is a historic and cultural mosaic spread around its beautiful port and facing across the Ionian islands. Known from antiquity for its Thermal Springs, Kyllini is a natural spa destination due to its therapeutic thermal baths that heal asthma, arthritis and skin diseases.
Kyllini is situated 42 km from Aldemar Olympian Village Resort.
THE PICTURESQUE KATAKOLO
The picturesque little port of Katakolo, a favourite among international cruise liners, is a must when it comes to day trips in Olympia. Walk along the colourful little pier and have a coffee or lunch at one of the many little restaurants and cafes that once used to be warehouses for various local products.
The Olympic Games Museum in Olympia and the museum of ancient technology and musical instruments in Katakolo are also worth visiting.
Katakolo port is just 11 km away from Aldemar Olympian Village Resort.
SKIING AROUND THE TRADITIONAL VILLAGE OF KALAVRYTA
If you travel to the area at the beginning of spring, a short drive to the colourful historic village of Kalavryta with its renowned ski centre will surprise you. Walk around the traditional paved alleys and taste the local honey, feta cheese and meat that make the village a gourmet destination in Greece.
Kalavryta historic village is 123 km away from Aldemar Olympian Village Resort.
HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE OLYMPIAN LAND
The Olympian land is full of wonders. Take your pick from a long list of unique experiences and excursions in the area. Our dedicated team of travel experts will help you organise your perfect itinerary during your stay at Aldemar Olympian Village.
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