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



Metroon lay in the Altis, in the northeast of the temple of Zeus, in the east of the Heraion, right in front of the terrace of the Treasuries. Metroon was a small building dedicated to the worship of the Mother of the Gods, dating around 400 BC. The peripteral temple of Doric order had six columns in the narrow sides and eleven in the long sides.