Olympia, ruined ancient sanctuary is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, this was the place where the ancient Olympic Games were organized and this is why an entire sanctuary to god Zeus which had been ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and was constructed next to the athletic installations in order to honor the gods before the beginning of the games. The spirit of the ancient Olympic Games actually inspired their revival in the modern times. Next to the ancient site is a traditional village with lush greenery and many tourist facilities.
Olympia is located near the western coast of the Peloponnese peninsula of southern Greece, 10 miles (16 km) inland from the Ionian Sea, near a point where the Alpheus (Alfios) and Cladeus (Kladios) rivers meet. Set amid an idyllic countryside consisting of low, wooded hills alternating with farmland, the Olympia archaeological site is of outstanding cultural significance. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1989. The distance from Kalamata city is 113 km and it takes around 1 hour and 35 minutes to get there.
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