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The Peloponnese: The Ancient Olympics Meet the Wild West

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Ghost towns and ancient history await travelers who take the four-hour drive from Athens to this ancient peninsula...
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Olympia:The Birthplace of the Olympic Games | Across Greece

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Olympia a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 AD ( after exactly 1170 years ) emperor Theodosius I abolished them as they were then considered reminiscent of paganism.

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