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The archaeological site of Ancient Olympia is one of the most celebrated sanctuaries of ancient Greece. The birthplace of the original Olympic Games, which were held here every four years beginning in 776 B.C. — is also the most important center for the worship of Zeus. The epicentre of Sacred Truce – Olympia was and remains to be the place that values competition which since antiquity had been ruled by harmony. Over the years the thousands of visitors who flocked to this part of the Peloponnese, mainly came to Olympia to admire the famed Archaeological site and museum, yet there are plenty of other unique activities which the surrounding area offers. Thanks to the local licensed guide and passionate co-founder of the Travel Insiders, Elena Aggeli – we discovered a number of reasons to explore beyond ancient Olympia. 6 Reasons to Explore Beyond Ancient Olympia with Travel Insiders 1. Visit…

Hiking the Menalon Trail is one of the most exciting activities one can embark on when visiting the Arcadia region in central Peloponnese. The first certified trail in Greece by ERA (European Ramblers Association), promises nature lovers a truly rewarding experience. Hiking the Menalon Trail with Vitina Trekking Hiking in Greece is an unforgettable experience, from the terrain to the fauna and flora, this country is most certainly blessed with breathtaking scenery. In the beginning of July, we set out to explore Arcadia, although I highly recommend that you opt for hiking the Menalon Trail during the cooler months — despite the scorching heat of summer I greatly enjoyed our two day outdoor experience with Vitina Trekking. During our initial contact Lambros asked all the right questions to determine our level of experience and stamina prior to planning out the route. The Menalon Trail stretches along 75 kilometres passing through…

A visit to the Peloponnese peninsula is an experience one should not miss when planning a trip to Greece. From small seaside towns to mountainous villages and renowned archaeological sites, Peloponnese is a feast for all the senses. On the South-East of the Peloponnese in Argolida, lies a small fishing town of Tolo, which over the years has become a popular tourism destination for visitors who seek a lesser crowded escape. We’ve compiled a list of all the reasons to visit Tolo, Greece. Our Top Reasons to Visit Tolo, Greece Plaka beach, view from Ancient Asini Tolo is a perfect holiday destination for all ages, its relaxed vibe and close proximity to some of the most prominent archaeological sites of the Peloponnese attracts many families and couples alike. On our recent four day escape to Tolo with Travel Bloggers Greece we experienced the best the region has to offer. 1.…