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Ancient Olympia Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, is one of the best-known archeological sites of ancient Greece. Ancient Olympia was a sanctuary associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia is situated in a valley of Ilias, by the foot of Mt. Kronos, in western Peloponnese.
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Ancient Olympia Greece: Ancient Olympic Games

Ancient Olympia Greece: Ancient Olympic Games | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it

The Ancient Olympic Games were organised in Ancient Olympia Greece and, therefore, named after their location. It is not quite clear when they began, however, there are records dating 776 BC. They took place every four years for more than a millennium. This four-year cycle was referred to as “Olympiad”, and was used as a date system. Time was not counted in years but in Olympiads.

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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 2, 2013 7:29 AM

This article, mentions that Greece is where Olympic Games were orginated from. These games were created to worship tne Gods and to represent their strengths. These games were first made for a peace treaty but then became a culture event for all greeks to do.

"Olympia Greece." : Ancient Olympic Games. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2013. <http://olympiagreece.blogspot.fr/2011/06/ancient-olympic-games.html>.

abigail's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:44 AM

the culture of ancient civilizations is still alive today; for the many things that we still do from our past cultures. such as this tradition the olympic games..having this continously like the greeks did can be considered to keep the spirit alive.

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ANCIENT OLYMPIA - OLYMPIA

ANCIENT OLYMPIA - OLYMPIA | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
Olympia, the playground of the Gods and the heroes of Greek mythology, gave birth to and hosted the Olympic Games throughout history. In the heart of the Greek countryside, it is blessed with its fertile land and diverse landscapes. It was once the site of Zeus' most magnificent sanctuaries. His gold and ivory statue, one of the seven wonders of the world, converted the area into the center of interest in the Ancient World. And now the only place where the Olympic Flame is lit each Olympiad. Don't miss the opportunity to run the ancient track so...on your mark, get set, GO!
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Tweet from @theinsiders_gr

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Book your transfer to Olympia with The Travel Insiders and enjoy a FREE guided tour for The Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony 2016 Grand Rehearsal! 

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Book your transfer to Olympia with The Travel Insiders and enjoy a FREE guided tour for The Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony 2016 Grand Rehearsal! 

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Olympia Tour - Flame Lighting Ceremony 2016

Olympia Tour - Flame Lighting Ceremony 2016 | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
Olympia will become the center of the world yet again on April 21. This year, The Travel Insiders will be there as the torch in ancient Olympia is lit for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. It will then travel to South America for the very first time. The Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony 2016 will take place at the site of Ancient Olympia, a sacred place for the Greeks of old and a popular destination for citizens of the world.

Olympia will become the center of the world yet again on April 21. This year, The Travel Insiders will be there as the torch in ancient Olympia is lit for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. It will then travel to South America for the very first time. The Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony 2016 will take place at the site of Ancient Olympia, a sacred place for the Greeks of old and a popular destination for citizens of the world.

 
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Olympia Insider

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Private guided tours of Ancient Olympia with Elena Put on your comfy shoes and come along on a trip back in time. My studies in archaeology and long experience in tourism will accompany you on a memorable journey to the myths and mysteries of Ancient Olympia. Speaking fluent English, Spanish and Greek, I am an…
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The traveling cinema of Olympia Festival and Camera Zizanio

The traveling cinema of Olympia Festival and Camera Zizanio | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it

The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and Camera Zizanio is more than an annual event held every December in Pyrgos.  It’s a continuous film event (with film workshops, screenings, seminars, educational trips etc) throughout the year.

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Ancient Olympia Festival 2014

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Ancient Olympia Festival 2014 Several performances and concerts that stir your interest take place once again this summer at the Festival of Ancient Olympia. "Antigone", Giannis Haroulis concert, S...
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Costa Navarino And The Hellenic Olympic Academy Join Forces On “Olympic Day”

Costa Navarino And The Hellenic Olympic Academy Join Forces On “Olympic Day” | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
The Costa Navarino resort in Messinia, Greece, celebrated his year's "Olympic Day" with a day dedicated to sports and the participation of hundreds of children from the region and around the world and many Olympic athletes.
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Visit the Peloponnese - History (TravelChannel) - YouTube

Visit the Peloponnese and be immersed on a cultural journey through history & mythology with every single step! Explore the fabulous, mythical Peloponnese!
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Ancient Olympia, Where the Games Began

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By John Roberts Ancient Olympia is the home of the original Olympics. We visited the Greek port Katakolon on our Princess Cruises sailing on Regal Princess. A quick ride to the historic grounds of... (A Look at Historic Olympia, Greece.
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The Travel Insiders support TedxKalamata – The Travel Insiders

The Travel Insiders support TedxKalamata – The Travel Insiders | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it

Tedx Kalamata Limits

“The Travel Insiders” support the global event of TEDx that is taking place in Kalamata and at the Ancient Theatre of Messini.

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Home

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Free Earth is a collaboration of like-minded dedicated Psychedelic Freedom Fighters determined to bring back the vibe to the outdoor party scene. A new family gathering, with 2 music stages, at an amazing camping river beach location in Greece!
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Εκλογές vs Ημέρα Μουσείων

Εκλογές vs Ημέρα Μουσείων | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it

Με μεγάλη μας έκπληξη είδαμε στον Αρχαιολογικό Χώρο της Ολυμπίας, ένα γκρουπ Έλληνες να περιδιαβαίνουν και να ξεναγούνται στις «αρχαίες πέτρες» του Ιερού. Η πρωτοβουλία όπως μάθαμε ανήκει στο ταξιδιωτικό γραφείο «The travel insiders» που εδρεύει στον Πύργο, το οποίο αφιλοκερδώς προσέφερε τη μεταφορά (από τον Πύργο) και την ξενάγηση στους ενδιαφερόμενους. 

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Olympia Tours by Locals

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Meet the team of The Travel Insiders. An interview with Elena, the Olympia Insider.Meeting Elena turned out to be incredibly enlightening and entertaining at the same time. As a certified tour guide and archaeologist, no one knows more about Olympia than her. She tells thought-provoking stories and is most passionate about her job.
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LIGHTING AND HANDOVER CEREMONY OF THE OLYMPIC FLAME “Rio 2016”

LIGHTING AND HANDOVER CEREMONY OF THE OLYMPIC FLAME “Rio 2016” | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it

The torch will be lit once again in the Greek city of Olympia, the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games, on April 21, 2016.  After a tour around Greece, it will be handed over to Rio 2016 organi…

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olympia-marathon

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The Archimedes' Museum

The Archimedes' Museum | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
The Archimedes’ museum in Ancient Olympia The Archimedes’ museum is permanently hosted in a two-storey building in the center of the city of Ancient Olympia. The Archimedes’ Museum is of the most u...
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24th Festival Ilida - programme 2014

24th Festival Ilida - programme 2014 | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
The program of the 24th Festival Ilida   The art of theatre 'meets' once again, for the 24th year, Ancient Elis and the homonymous festival, which has established itself as one of the best in ...
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Greeks Offer Olympic Games Sculpture to City Of Montreal | Canada.GreekReporter.com

Greeks Offer Olympic Games Sculpture to City Of Montreal | Canada.GreekReporter.com | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
An impressive sculpture, symbolizing the Olympic Games around the globe, was placed in Gaia park at the municipality of Town of Mount Royal.
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Greek Mythology - your guide to the gods of ancient Greece

Greek Mythology - your guide to the gods of ancient Greece | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
Godchecker's mythology encyclopedia - your guide to Greek gods, spirits and monsters, featuring many weird and wonderful legends.

Via Konstantinos Floridis
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Sister city group heads for Greece

Sister city group heads for Greece | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
I ran into tourism executive Doug Price at the mayor's state of the city luncheon today at the Broadmoor International Center and tried to make...
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Dreamland : Το promo video του μεγάλου festival μας δίνει τα πρώτα ερεθίσματα | Newlifestyle

Dreamland : Το promo video του μεγάλου festival μας δίνει τα πρώτα ερεθίσματα | Newlifestyle | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
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