Location
Hotel Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia, at the foot of which lies the sacred Altis, which encompasses the most eminent and significant buildings and monuments as well as the ancient stadium of Olympia, where the Olympic Games were held. Visitors can admire a valley of outstanding beauty spreading between two rivers, the Alpheus and the Cladeus.
A visit in Ancient Olympia is enough to experience the harmony of the setting and feel the vibes realizing that this place was not accidentally named as sacred.
The site was considered to be the most prominent and praised sanctuary in ancient Greece, dedicated to Zeus, the father of the Olympian gods and Olympia became the most important religious centre in Greece. The area became the most significant athletic centre, as well, since it is the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the most prestigious athletic event in the world. The ancient Olympics were held every four years in honor of Zeus and in a spirit of noble emulation. 
Historical records indicate that the first Olympic Games took place in this ground in 776 BC. During the Games an Olympic truce was enacted so that athletes could travel in safety in order to attend the Olympics or participate in this glorious event. The winners received an olive wreath also known as “kotinos” as their reward.
Since their revival in 1896, the modern Olympic Games are the leading international athletic event and every four years the Olympic flame is lit here, in ancient Olympia before beginning its journey to the city that will host the next Olympic Games.
There are two museums in ancient Olympia, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games hosting findings and treasures that reflect the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization.
Olympia is less than four hours from Athens and just an hour from the port of Patras or Kalamata airport.
The natural beauties of western Peloponnese such as mountains, gorges, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, beautiful beaches, picturesque villages, olive groves and citrus trees will captivate visitors and amply repay any amount of time spent here. The climate is wonderful all year round and Kaiafas beach is 15 to 20 minutes from the hotel by car.
Location Distances Time Taxi charge
Kalamata Airport 106 km 1 h 27 min ---
Kyllini 66 km 57 min ---
Pyrgos 19 km 22 min ---
Patra 117 km 1 h 43 min ---
Athens 290 km 3 h 19 min ---
Tripoli 138 km 2 h 19 min ---
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Mike Wagner (UK)
20.08.2016

The hotel is like a large garden, plants and flowers everywhere. Excellent choice for vacation with children

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Peter Sacher (DE)
12.09.2016

good value for money, graet location, friendly and helpful people.

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Joseph Russell (NL)
16.09.2016

If you look for summer vacation to relax and have fun, this is the right place. Beautiful pool, many plants great restaurant.

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Thomas Wilson (UK)
24.09.2016

I spend a great time, unvorgettable experience, great restaurant and pool bar.

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John Collins (USA)
29.09.2016

A good choice for vacation with children, excellent restaurant and pool, many things to see in the area

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Martin Tayler (UK)
02.10.2016

good breakfast, great restaurant, nice place, very friendly and helpful people

HOTEL EUROPA
Drouva st. 1
Greece
Tel: +30 26240 22650
Fax: +30 26240 23166
E-mail: hoteleuropa@hoteleuropa.gr
Reservations: reservations@hoteleuropa.gr
+30 26240 22650