Ancient Olympia is a small town in the regional unit called Ilia on the western Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. The population is about 1,300 people and the town welcomes more than 1,200,000 visitors per year. The area lies in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river, is hilly and mountainous and the most part is forested.
Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and it is famous for the nearby archaeological site of the same name. The site is a major tourist attraction, as well as the museums and the town itself.
Visiting Ancient Olympia for thousands of people is a life’s journey as the visitor has the chance to see some unique sculptures such as the sculpted decoration of the temple of Zeus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), the famous Hermes of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios.