Olympia Festivals & Cultural Events

Olympia Festivals
Festivals and cultural events of Olympia

Many festivals take place in the archaeological site and village of Olympia, particularly in summer. Due to the historical importance of this site, many visitors attend these festivals.

Cultural events

Ancient Olympia Festival

The Festival of Ancient Olympia lasts from July to August and events usually take place in Floka Theatre, 3 km from Olympia. These events include musical concerts, theatre performances and lectures.

International Film Festival for Children

The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People takes place in December in various venues of Olympia and Pyrgos. The main goals of this festival are to inform and encourage the film creation and the development of audiovisual programs, especially for children and young people.

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