Olympia is among the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Located on the western side of Peloponnese, this was the place where the first ancient Olympic Games took place. These games were held to honor god Zeus and included a series of athletic competitions with representatives of all the Greek city-states. In fact, it was a great honor for a city-state to give birth to Olympic winners, whose only prize was a olive branch. Interesting sights in Olympia Greece are the Ancient Stadium, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the palaestra and the workshop of Phedias. Do not also miss a visit to the Archaeological Museum with impressive exhibits from excavations in the region.