Archaeological Sites

Near the hotel you can find archeological sights, such as the following:

ANCIENT OLYMPIA 

This is the most important archaeological site in Greece. It lies some 58 km from the hotel. Amazing works of art of unique historical and artistic value are on display in the Museum. The most important of them is perhaps the statue of Hermes of Praxitelis made in 340 BC by the famous sculptor Pheidias which was found in the temple of Hera. The first Olympic Games of the modern age were staged here on the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin and Dimitrios Vikelas.

“No matter where the Olympic Games are held, the flame will always be lit here”.


TEMPLE OF APOLLO EPICURIUS 

Located at a distance of 100km from the hotel. The temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, Figaleia, is one of the most important and imposing temples of antiquity. The local people of Figaleia dedicated it to Apollo Epicurius (the helper) because he assisted them in overcoming an outbreak of plague. The temple stands at an impressive 1,130 m above sea level in the very heart of the Peloponnese on mountains that lie between the prefectures of Eleia, Arcadia and Messinia. It is situated 14 km south of Andritsena and 11 km northwest of Perivolia. The temple was built in the second half of the 5th century BC (420-410 BC) and has been attributed Iktinos, the architect who designed the Parthenon. This is a monument of global importance and also one of the best preserved ruins from classical antiquity and was the first site in Greece to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986. Part of the frieze from the temple was broken off in 1814 and is now on display in the British Museum in London.


ANCIENT ELIS

This archaeological site lies 20 km from the hotel. In antiquity, Elis was the capital of the prefecture of Eleia and the city that organised and hosted the Olympic Games. Today there is a museum which includes finds brought to light by excavations such as pottery, sculptures, etc. The finds date from the Protohelladic period up to the Roman period.