Excursion to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games

Excursion to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games

The excursion to Ancient Olympia, on Saturday, July 8, will offer the visitor a unique insight into the spirit of Ancient Greece. It is one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient times and one of modern country’s top tourist attractions. It is situated 120 km from Patras, in the beautiful green valley formed by the river Alpheios, in an idyllic surrounding countryside.

Important monuments are the Temples of Zeus and Hera and the Ancient Stadium -where the ancient Olympic games were held- and the Prytaneion, to mention few. The visitors will also have enough time to enjoy the amazing exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, such as the Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus by Praxiteles and The Nike of Paeonius and the two Museums dedicated to the history of the Olympic Games.

After the visit, there will be free time in a nearby village -by the sea- for lunch, coffee and why not a swim.

The bus is scheduled to return to Patras around 18:00 pm.

Conference delegates are invited to register and pay for the Conference Excursion as part of Conference registration.