Olympia News and Events (12)

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20th International Film Festival for Children and Young People & 17th Camera Zizanio

Posted on 28 Nov 2017 | Category: Events

Imagine kids behind the cameras, creating their own short-films and audiovisual art. That’s what the 20th International Film Festival for Children and Young People is all about!

Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People

Posted on 14 Nov 2016 | Category: Events

More than 120 movies of various genres will be presented in this festival and both children and adults will have the opportunity to enjoy feature or short fiction films, short animation clips and documentaries.

18th Olympia International Film Festival

Posted on 16 Nov 2015 | Category: Events

The 18th International Film Festival of Olympia is taking place this year from November 28th to December 11th, 2015, with the participation of more than 120 movies.

Excavations revealed Ancient Gymnasium

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 | Category: News

An important monument was recently excavated in Ancient Olympia, the Gymnasium, that was the training place of athletes who would take part in the Olympic Games.

1st Dreamland Music Festival

Posted on 26 Jun 2014 | Category: Events

The first large festival of electronic music and other cultural events is taking place in Ancient Olympia from July 25th to 27th, 2014. The 3-day Dreamland Festival will take place in a special venue on the side of Alfeios River.

New excavations for the Gymnasium

Posted on 07 Feb 2013 | Category: News

New excavations have started in the archaeological site of Olympia to unearth a large part of the Gymnasium, the place where the athletes used to practice for the Olympic Games.

Major robbery in Olympic Museum

Posted on 20 Feb 2012 | Category: News

Sixty eight (68) small golden and copper objects that were exhibited in the old Archaeological Museum of Olympia were stolen on the morning of February 17th, 2012.


Posted on 28 Jan 2010 | Category: News

A lovely botanical garden will be planted in Ancient Olympia, Peloponnese, with trees, bushes and flowers that grow in the area since the ancient times.

Ancient capital stolen from guarded site

Posted on 08 Sep 2009 | Category: News

Last week, an ancient capital was stolen from the paleochristian basilica inside the archaeological site of Olympia and nobody witnessed anything!

Looking for the lost hippodrome

Posted on 19 Mar 2009 | Category: News

The archaeologists of the German Archaeological Institute will start excavations within the next months in order to discover the ancient hippodrome of Olympia.

New book about a diachronic site

Posted on 02 Dec 2008 | Category: News

A new book about the archaeological site of Olympia has been launched by the Foundation Ioannis Latsis, which depicts once more the historical value of this ancient site.


Posted on 14 Jul 2008 | Category: Events

The Ancient Olympia Festival for summer 2008 is characterized by the variety of themes and aims to the appointment of all the areas of the ancient site, the two ancient theaters, the exhibition areas, events

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