Holy and Global town. The cradle of Hellenism.
The most significant archeological site in Greece. Located at a 50km distance from our region, it has magnificent works of art of unique historical and artistic value that are exhibited in the museum. The most important of all is the statute of Hermes of Praxiteles, which was sculpted in 340 BC by the renowned Phidias, and was found in the temple of Hera. The first modern Olympic games were revived here by Pier de Coubertin and Dimitrios Vikelas.
The Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame begins at Olympia prior to the Olympic Games.