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


South Stoa

Dating from the 4th century BC, the South Stoa was located at the outer side of the Altis, south side of the Vouleutirion and east of Leonidaion. It measured 80m. long. It had an outer colonnade of Doric order and an inner colonnade of Corinthian order while in the middle of there was a kind of platform, in the side of the river Alpheus. Pausanias reports the existence of proedriae, a location from which the officials and the priesthood could observe the procession and the South Stoa is most likely identified with this place.