The Olympic flame

The Olympic flame is a symbol used in the Olympic movement. The idea for the Olympic flame was derived from ancient Greece, where a holy fire was kept lit throughout [...]

The International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia

The International Olympic Academy (IOA) functions as a multicultural interdisciplinary centre that aims at studying, enriching and promoting Olympism. The IOA operates from the magnificent premises, under the ownership of [...]

Hidden treasure #2: The Sanctuary of Demeter Chamyne

The Sanctuary of Demeter Chamyne is located 150 meters east of the ancient stadium.The Sanctuary was discovered in 2006 during water supply works. The excavations brought also to light a [...]

Hidden treasure #1: Coubertin Monument

Walking northeast of the Stadium at the Archaeological Site after 500 meters you will find the Monument de Coubertin, where the heart of the philhellene Pierre de Coubertin rests. Pierre [...]

A few words

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 [...]