Olympia was a city-state in Ancient Greece. It was located near the western coast of the
Peloponnese peninsula of southern Greece. Olympia is know for its massive Statue of Zeus, which was ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Ruins of Temple of Zeus
Within the temple was the great gold and ivory Statue of Zeus
Temple of Hera
Oldest temple in Olympia.
Ruins of the Olympic Games Stadium
Popular In Olympia
The most popular activity in Olympia was the Olympics. The Olympics had Boxing, Chariot racing/riding, Pankration, Pentathlon, Running, and Wrestling. The modern day Olympics have a few more sports than back then. They are sorted into Winter & Summer Olympics.