How to get to Olympia?

Travel to Olympia, Greece: Olympia is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece. On this page, you will find out in which ways you can reach and explore this wonderful destination!
Don't forget to get informed about the local transportation options you have, in order to organize your transfer to your hotel and explore Olympia easily!


KTEL buses connect Olympia with Pyrgos. Therefore, in order to reach Olympia by bus from Athens or any other location in Peloponnese, you need to reach Pyrgos first. You can find more specific information about timetables and itineraries on


In order to reach Olympia from Athens by car, you need to drive through the Greek National Road from Athens to Patra and then follow the route to Pyrgos and Olympia. The distance between Athens and Olympia is about 340 km.
In case you don't have your own vehicle, it is an excellent idea to hire one for your sightseeing trips!
> Rent your car to Olympia from Athens!


During summer, special routes are carried out from the port of Katakolo to the ancient site of Olympia. You can find further information on

Flights near Olympia

There is no airport in Olympia. The closest airports are located in Patra and Athens. The airport of Patra operates only during summer and receives charter flights and low-cost flights from abroad. The airport of Athens receives domestic and international flights all year round. From both cities, visitors can reach Olympia by bus or by car.



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