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Archaeological Site of Olympia


Olympia is an ancient site on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula that hosted the original Olympic Games, founded in the 8th century B.C. Its extensive ruins include athletic training areas, a stadium and temples dedicated to the gods Hera and Zeus. The Archaeological Museum of Olympia exhibits finds from the site, including a statue of Hermes attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles. The town is very nice but by 9.20 40 or so coach loads of tourist descend on it. By 4 pm its quiet again and cool enough the have a walk around. The camp site 200m from the town and run by 3 generations of the family had a swimming pool and was great.




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