Start your day exploring Ancient Olympia also known as the Altis. Many impressive buildings and monuments stand on the site of this ancient sanctuary, including the Temples of Hera and Zeus, the Echo Stoa, (a covered walkway), the Philippeion, (one of the numerous memorials) and the ancient stadium, where games were held between 776 BC and 393 AD, and from where the Olympic torch is still lit before it leaves for the country hosting today’s modern Olympic Games.
You will also visit the Archaeological museum, one of the most important museums in Greece and home to relics from excavations dating from prehistoric times. The impressive building boasts 12 exhibition rooms displaying priceless exhibits, including the marble statues of the temples of Zeus and Hermes, carved by the ancient Greek sculpture Praxiteles, ancient helmets, such as the one worn by Miltiades in the battle of Marathon and the bronze battering-ram, the only surviving one of its kind in antiquity.
Next, continue through the sweeping plains of Ilia and Achaia to reach the magnificent Rio–Antirrio Bridge. From here, you will pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos and Itea, before arriving for your overnight stay in Delphi, which according to Greek mythology, was once regarded by Zeus as the center of the world.