Olympic Village Hotel
Ancient Olympia, Olympia, 27065, Greece
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The Zappeion Hall was originally constructed to hold the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. This was also the first Olympic village.
The complex is now it's an exhibition hall & hosts many events, galleries & exhibitions. This is also the place where Greece signed her entrance to the European Economic Community , on 29th May 1979.
They were filming a production the front of the building, when we were visiting!
Olympia's Main Street
Near Cape Katakolon
Hi VT 's,
I will be Going to Barcelona for my Stag weekend in late May and was wondering if anyone could give me some info on places to stay and the best area for a group of lads, any help would be appreicated or some links to have a look at.
Thanks for your help....
As it's a stag weekend, I'd say the closer to Las Ramblas the better.
I have to agree Ramblas is the place to stay around. Then head off to Olympic village.
Thanks guys seems like the place to go, still on the look out for hotels that will take a group of lads will keep trying, if anyone nows please drop me a link to the hotel.
Re: Re: Barcelona
I went a stag weekend in barca and stayed at
Nou de la Rambla, 134
+34 (93) 442 34 48
Nothing special but good location to la Ramblas
Travel Tips for Olympia
Modern town of Olympia is well suited to cater to the visitors with some very nice hotels, a lot of restaurants and tourist shops, and some nice beaches within a half hour drive.
The straggling modern village of Olympia is bisected by its one main street, Leoforos Kondili. The town has the usual assortment of tourist shops selling jewelry, T-shirts, and reproductions of ancient pottery and statues, as well as more than a dozen hotels and restaurants.
The ancient site of Olympia is an easily walkable 5-10 minutes south of the modern village.
In 2004 Athens was a capital of the Olympic Games for the second time in modern history. Several competitions took place in Olympia.
In February of 2008 the Olympic Flame was lit and began its travel from Olympia to Beijing. You may see the Olympia Map at my third pic.
You may watch my high resolution photo of Olympia on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37º 38' 44.62" N 21º 37' 31.47" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Olympia modern town Central Square .
You may watch my 1 min 11 sec VIDEO-Clip Greece Olympia Morning walk out of my YouTube channel or only listen to beautiful Greek popular music.
Kronion Hill rices just in fron of Ancient Olympia. From there you can enjoy a great view of the ruins and the stadium on Olympia but also of the modern town.
Be there early in the morning and enjoy a magical sunrise, wait until the sun is up and see arround. You'll discover why ancient Greeks considered this a sacred place.
Olympia in Moscow
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has one of the most representative collections in Russia of foreign art dated from ancient times to modern days.
You may see there wonderful masterpieces of Olympian Art: Statuettes of idols (clay), Head of Griffin, Fragments of feet of Tripod Vessel, Ring Handle of a Cauldron, Proteome of a Griffin, Statuette of a Horse bronze, Attaché – Siren (VIII BC).
Daily 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. (entrance till 6 p.m.)
Closed — Mondays
121019, Russia, Moscow, Volkhonka st., 12
Admission 100 rubles ($4) for Russian citizens and 300 rubles ($12) for others.
Hermes of Praxiteles
One of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art. Hermes, as Pausanias informs us, is depicted carrying the infant Dionysos.
Made from Parian marble it stands 2,10m in height. It is thought to be an original of the great sculptor and it is dated to ca. 330 B.C.
Important finds included sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, the Nike of Paeonius, the Hermes of Praxiteles and many bronzes were made in 1875.
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