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.

By bus/train

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.