Short description of the monuments at ancient Olympia

3D reconstructions:
Some of the most important buildings in ancient Olympia rendered in three-dimensions.

3D reconstruction of the Temple of Zeus in ancient Olympia.

Other games:
Short reference on other famous contests in ancient Greece

In the first person:
Young Ariston shares his experience in the Olympic Games

Olympic victors:
Database of the ancient Olympic victors based on each athletic event and each Olympiad

Specimen sources


Topography of Ancient Olympia



The Heroon was located at the outer side of the sanctuary of the Altis, west of Theikoleon, northwest of Phidias' workshop and south of the Palaestra. It was a small two-room building with a vestibule and originally served as baths. Based on an inscription of the Hellenistic years and on a circular construction found in one of the rooms, the archaeologists considered the building to be a heroon.