Ilias Sights & Monuments - Discover the magnificent Ancient Olympia in Peloponnese, Greece, known as one of the most significant archaeological sites not only in the region but in the entire country. This sacred site, first established in the 10th century BC, served as a place of worship for Zeus, the king of the gods. It was also home to the first Olympic Games, which began in 776 BC and took place every four years until Emperor Theodosius I banned the pagan event in 394 AD. Originally dedicated to Gaea, the goddess of the earth, Ancient Olympia later became the center of Zeus' cult, with a temple erected in his honor. Experience the birthplace of the Olympic Games at Ancient Olympia in Peloponnese, Greece.

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