The road from Athens to Olympia.
The scenic road from Athens through the mountains of Arcadia.
We suggest this route if you drive a medium – small size car. Also you may have one long stop in Vitina and ashorter one in Lagadia. We would say you need less than 2 hours from Athens to the Artemissio tunnel, and after the tunnel you follow the signs towards Olympia, you would need another 2 hours from there. There is less traffic and for the last 80 kms the road is narrow and curvey.
By Car from Delphi
The distance between and Ancient Olympia is approximately 250 Km long. The Greek national road 48/E65 connects Delphi, Itea, Galaxidi, Nafpaktos and lays along the scenic Corinthian Gulf. Galaxidi is a nice small harbor and resort town with traditional architecture and famous marine museum. Nafpaktos has a population of 20.000 inhabitants and was wide known from the ancient times as an important boat yard which later belonged to Venetians. It is a really good place for travelers to make a short stop for a cup of coffee with nice view to the Corinthian Gulf. In the next 25 km is the new Rio – Antirrio bridge which connects Sterea Ellada with Peloponnese ( Patra) is the world’s longest cable bridge (2.880m long). It was opened in the year 2004 and it is really impressive masterpiece of engineering which is visible from far away as a wonderful white sales. The last part of your trip from this bridge to Olympia requires driver’s attention because there are a lot of crossroads.
Many KTEL ILIAS busses daily from the Peloposesse terminal A Kifissou str.100, Athens. tel:210 5134111 & 210 5124910. You travel to Pyrgos and there immediate connections to Ancient Olympia. Hotel is located only 300 meters far from the local bustop. Also you may send us an email if you need help related the bus shedules.