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


Stoa of Echo

Dating from the 4th century BC, the Stoa of Echo was located at the sanctuary of the Altis, east of the temples of Zeus and Hera. It was probably built under the reign of Philip II and it almost covered the entire east side of the enclosure. The Stoa was 94m. long and had an external colonnade of Doric order. Named Stoa of Echo because of its acoustics, it was also known as "Poikile Stoa" because its walls were decorated with paintings.