MYTHODY FESTIVAL

14 - 18 July 2018

On the longest Mediterranean beach!!!

Kaiafas – Ancient Olympia.

An area of great cultural value.

MYTHODY FESTIVAL

Very close to the festival area are some of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, which can easily be visited by means of local public transport (KTEL), such as:

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology (Kosta Kotsana), the Museum and Stage of Ancient Olympia, he Temple of Epicurion Apollo, Ancient Ilida, the Neda Falls etc ..

Five days of being on the beach and on vacation with great company and never ending music.

Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

Renowned and without doubt unrivalled to this day, is the contribution of the ancient Greeks to the field of Philosophy and the Fine Arts. Likewise familiar is their contribution to the field of Science.

However, the technology of the ancient Greeks is relatively unknown, just as is their incredible performance in this field.

The present exhibition of ancient Greek technology includes approximately 300 operating models of ancient Greek inventions. The ancient Greek technological marvel (from the robot - servant of Philon to the cinema of Heron and from the automatic clock of Ktesibios to the analog computer of Antikythera).

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The Archaeological Museum of Olympia

The Archaeological Museum of Olympia is one of the most important museums in Greece, presents the long history of the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, the sanctuary of Zeus, father of both gods and men, where the Olympic games were born.

The museum's permanent exhibition contains finds from the excavations in the sacred precinct of the Altis dating from prehistoric times to the Early Christian period.

Among the many precious exhibits the sculpture collection, for which the museum is most famous, the bronze collection, the richest collection of its type in the world, and the large terracottas collection, are especially noteworthy.

The stadium of Olympia

The Olympia stadium is the area where the ancient Olympics were held, as well as the Games of Women, in honor of Hera.

The stadium of Olympia, situated east of the sacred Altis enclosure, was where the ancient Olympic Games and the Heraia, the women's games in honour of Hera, were held.

Before the sixth century BC the running events were held on a flat area along the treasuries' terrace, east of the great altar of Zeus.

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The temple of ApollonEpikourios

The temple of ApollonEpikourios is one of the most important and most imposing temples of antiquity, stands in the bare and rocky landscape of Bassae.

It is unique in the history of ancient Greek architecture because it combines a variety of novel ideas both in its external appearance and in its internal arrangements.

Indeed, Pausanias considered it to be among the finest temples of the Peloponnese in terms of sheer beauty and harmony, second only to that of Tegea.

Ancient Elis

Ancient Elis the largest city and capital of the homonymous city-state, was built on the north banks of the Peneus River, between the mountainous part of Elis (Akroreia) and its coastal lowlands (Elis Koile).

The site was inhabited almost continuously from the beginning of the Middle Palaeolithic (130/120,000) until the end of the Early Byzantine period (seventh century AD), when the city was abandoned.

AetolosOxylos is considered the city's mythical founder (twelfth-eleventh centuries BC). He allegedly took advantage of the Dorian invasion in order to subordinate the area's early inhabitants and founded the first settlement.

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The Neda Waterfalls.

According to Mythology, Neda was a nymph, deity of the waters. The mother of Zeus, when she gave birth to Lykaion, trusted his nursing to Neda and two other nymphs, Agnos and Theisoa. Today, we meet these names in the small villages of the area.

The area was inhabited by the Pelasgians. The King of the Pelasgians, Lykaon, is mentioned as the founder of ancient Lykosoura and the father of Figal as the founder of ancient Figalleia.

The Phials, with the help of Ictinus, (the Parthenon architect), built the famous temple of Epicurian Apollo, who helped them to get their city back from the Spartans.

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