Olympia ancient greece map. In the western peloponnese in the beautiful valley of the alpheios river lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient greece. Olympia greece was the site of the ancient olympic games which were celebrated every four years by the greeks. Ancient greece the aegean world reading. Hellas was a civilization belonging to a period of greek history from the greek dark ages of the 12th9th centuries bc to the end of antiquity c.
According to archaeological and historical sources the story of greece began deep in prehistory and has continued to our days. The ancient greece has a number of inventions and discoveries attributed to them. Even though the fact remains most of their discoveries were corrected in subsequent generations. Index of maps of the ancient greek world.
The situation of the sanctuary of olympia in a lush region irrigated by two rivers the alpheus and the cladeus led pindar to call it the kallistos topos most beautiful place of greece. Ancient greek civilization the period following mycenaean civilization which ended about 1200 bce to the death of alexander the great in 323 bce. Dedicated to zeus the father of the gods it lies on the southwest foot of mount kronios at the confluence of the alpheios and the kladeos rivers in a lush green landscape. Greece map of greece including detailed maps of the greek mainland and islands road map of northern and southern greece and a satellite map greece is located at the most southerly part of the balkan peninsula and the south east of the mediterranean sea.
Olympia was situated in a valley in elis in western peloponnisos peloponnesus through which runs the alpheus river.