Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, is a sacred site featuring significant archeological finds.
West Greece is a region comprising the western part of continental Greece and Northwestern Peloponnese. Its capital Patras, a vivid city, once the cosmopolitan centre of eastern Mediterranean, has hosted one of Europe’s most popular carnivals for over 180 years. Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, is a sacred site featuring significant archeological finds. The gem of Olympia’s Archaeological Museum is the Hermes of Praxiteles, one of the finest marble statues of all time. Other places of interest include: the picturesque town of Nafpaktos with its Venetian castle and port, the mountainous city of Kalavryta with its enchanting landscapes and winter sport activities and the Rio-Antirrio bridge, an engineering masterpiece, which connects the Peloponnese to mainland Greece.