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“What an experience”
Review of Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia
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Ancient Olympia Half-Day Tour from Katakolo Port
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Olympia
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Hollywood UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“What an experience”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Wonderful to be able to stand on the marble paved start line, in the stadium, that the original Olympians used all those years ago.

Managed to complete the 192 metre track, but in a much slower time than the pioneering athletes!

Vast site with much to see.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This place is well worth a visit, although we expected much more to see. From most only the foundation remains. So you need some fantasy.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I now have a new found love of Greek history and Greek mythology. The site and the museum were magnificent. If you are ever in this area, don't miss it!

Visited September 2013
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“More peaceful and enjoyable than Acropolis”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was an enjoyable visit when compared to the visit to Acropolis. The latter is simply too cramped because of its popularity and confined location. Olympia is in a large, open space with a variety of things to see. And it helps to have a guide to explain the history.

Visited October 2012
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“Absolutely brilliant!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We did the Olympic Games site as part of our Contiki tour and I can tell you it was a pleasant surprise how much I enjoyed it! We had an amazing local tour guide who took us through the site and explained what each area was for, the history of the games and so many amazing facts I never knew. She was extremely knowledgable and quite funny. We were also able to run the very first Olympic track. Definitely a must if you are visiting Olympia! And definitely get a guide.

Visited September 2013
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