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Ancient Olympia Festival

Where:   Olympia, Greece
When:    Annually July - August
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
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The colorful summer festival that is held in the archeological site of Olympia attracts, every year, thousands of visitors. The festival’s events take place in July and August. Diverse culture shows as concerts, theater plays for children and adults, various exhibitions, Greek folklore shows, etc… are held.
 
The events are held in several venues; the ancient amphitheater, in the small village of Floka near old Olympia and in the pedestrian zone of modern Olympia.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
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Event related information
Contact: 
Greek National Tourism Organization
ANCIENT OLYMPIA
Phone : +30 26240 22262
Fax : +30 26240 22458

Olympia travel information
Dialing code: 26240
Longitude: 21.629301°
Latitude: 37.643512°
Greece information address: Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou-EOT (Greek/Hellenic
Tourist website: www.gnto.gr

Greece country details
Location: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
Capital: Athens
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 220v 50Hz
Dialing country code: +30
Language: Greek

Greece background and overview:
Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001.

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