Travel to Olympia, Greece: Travel information about the nearest airport and flights but also useful numbers, pdf guide.
Flights near Olympia
There is no airport in Olympia. The nearest airports are located in Patra (Araxos) and Athens. The airport of Patra works only in summer and receives charter flights from abroad. The airport of Athens receives domestic and international flights all year round.
Driving from Athens you take the national road that goes from Athens to Patra and then continue to Pyrgos. At Pyrgos, you take the signs to Olympia. The road from Corinth to Patra is not a highway and at some points it has only one line per direction. The rest of the road is fine. The road trip from Athens to Olympia is about 4 hours.
There are daily buses from Athens to Olympia via Pyrgos. Buses depart from Kifissos KTEL Station in Athens and go to Pyrgos, when you have to take another bus to Olympia. There are also day tours from Athens to Olympia by travel agencies.
In summer, there is a tourist train from Katakolon to Olympia. This train was mainly constructed to serve the millions of cruise passengers who arrive in the port of Katakolon.
Useful numbers in Olympia: police station, hospital, taxis, bus services, museums and more
Download a pdf guide of Olympia with information about all things to see and do.