How to move around Olympia?

Olympia is worldwide known for its historical past and for the well-preserved ancient site, which used to be a religious sanctuary and the place where the Olympic Games were held in antiquity. It is definitely a place that is worth visiting and exploring, not only because of the historical significance that carries, but for being a beautiful place as well.

Don't forget to get informed about how to get to Olympia in order to optimize your travel.

Public buses

KTEL buses connect Olympia with Pyrgos. As the central bus stop of Ilia prefecture is located in Pyrgos, you can take another bus from this point and reach nearby villages or further destinations, like Athens. You can find more specific information about timetables and itineraries on

Taxis and private transfers

A taxi is definitely a choice that offers you easy and fast transfer to your destination.
You can find some taxis in any central spot, however you can also book a taxi by calling on 697 7593 289.

Car and motorbike rentals

With a car or motorcycle, you can explore a region at your own pace and gain access to the most secluded spots! In case you don't have your own vehicle, it is an excellent idea to rent one for your sightseeing trips! There are some car rental agencies in Olympia, most of them though are spotted around Katakolo port and in the center of Pyrgos.


In case you prefer train for your transfers, there is a special line that departs from the port of Katakolo and carries out routes to the ancient site of Olympia. You can find further information on

Nearby destinations and points of interest

Olympia is located close to many other locations of Peloponnese that you might want to visit. Especially if you have your own private vehicle, you should not miss the chance to go on a small road trip and have a taste of the surrounding area! Among others, some of the most popular spots nearby are the following:
Pyrgos: 21,3 km
Katakolo: 32,2 km
Amaliada: 37,7 km
Ancient Ilida: 44 km
Andritsaina: 44,2 km



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