Best of Olympia

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Olympia
Run the track at the birthplace of the Olympic Games with a visit to Olympia. But athletes aren’t the only legends to have graced this spot; you can see the grounds of the statue of Zeus that was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world or wander the Foloi Forest, home of centaurs and dryads that aided Hercules. You’ll even find some of the best sandy beaches and sunsets in Greece along the Olympian Riviera.

Dig in with a full-day trip to ancient Olympia including lunch at a honey farm and excavation simulation that allows children to play archaeologist for a day. Previous kimkim travelers have also been able to hike through Foloi Forest, between the Erymanthos and Ladon rivers, and swim at the Nemouta waterfalls.
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The Parthenon of the Acropolis has no straight lines
Best Historical and Mythological Experiences in Greece

While many travelers understandably plan trips to Greece that center around the islands, beaches, and nature, there are incredible ancient sites all throughout the country that offer unforgettable trips to the past. Whether you want to wander the streets where the philosopher, Socrates, walked or enter a Temple of Apollo where a high priestess once spoke prophecies heard throughout the land, these experiences will help you better understand the cradle of Western civilization.

Villages and Seaside Vistas of the Peloponnese
Best Things to Do in the The Peloponnese

Although not as touristy as the rest of Greece, the Peloponnese region abounds in history, culture, and gastronomy. For over 3,000 years, this jagged peninsula was the heart of Ancient Greece. Visit some of the country's most historic spots, like Ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games started, the impressive theater of Epidavros, and the fortified stone village of Monemvasia. Relax on the scenic Mani Peninsula, explore the popular coastlines, and climb the castle of Nafplio, all while noshing on local cuisine like the country's famed Kalamata olives.

Olympia Itineraries

Monemvasia's Preserved Old Town
Hidden Gems of Mainland Greece - 12 Days

This dynamic road trip takes you through some of mainland Greece's best kept secrets, starting with a mythology tour of the Acropolis in Athens and a visit to the wineries in Nemea. Then head into the picturesque Peloponnese Region where you'll discover the ancient ruins in Sparta, the medicinal tales of Ascelpius, and the charms of historic Mani villages. Visit the birthplace of the Olympics in Olympia, hike to an alpine lake for a swim, and visit a family-operated olive farm to learn all about the production process and to taste different varieties.

Sunset over a monastery in Meteora
Map of Best of Greece: Mainland, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days
Best of Greece: Mainland, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days

Travel for two weeks across a wide span of Greece's top attractions, from the clifftops of Meteora to the Cretan seaside. You'll start by winding your way through the many columns of mainland historic attractions like ancient Delphi and Olympia. Go out to sea to Santorini for a taste of the Cyclades, then end your trip in Crete's second-largest city.

Other popular travel destinations in Greece
Athens · Greek Islands · Cycladic Islands · Santorini · Naxos · Crete · Mykonos · Chania · Peloponnese · Nafplio · Northern & Central Greece · Tinos · Heraklion · Meteora · Ionian Islands · Zagori · Corfu · Thessaloniki · Nafpaktos · Paros · Rhodes · Syros · Monemvasia · Dodecanese & Northern Aegean Islands · Mani Peninsula · Milos · Delphi · Saronic Islands · Hydra · Kalamata · Sparta · Corinth · Rethymno