The Temple of Zeus. Click to enlarge

Day 1: Leisure time


A coin showing the head of Zeus, thought to be based on the famous statue at Olympia
A coin showing the head of Zeus, thought to be based on the famous statue at Olympia

The competitors have some time to relax before the contests begin. With family and friends, they stroll around the sanctuary; there are many sites to take in. The most important and impressive building is the Temple of Zeus, where there is a huge gold and ivory statue of the god, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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