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Located on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula in the Ionian Sea, Katakolon features shops, art galleries and restaurants serving seafood delicacies. Soak up the sun on Kourouta Beach or take a tour of the surrounding countryside before heading 35 miles east to Olympia to enjoy adventures such as rafting, cycling, kayaking and kite-surfing. The town also is home to the Archeological Site of Olympia, where the first Olympic Games were staged in 776 B.C. Strolls around the complex offer a look at the remains of the original stadium, gymnasium and Temple of Zeus, which once housed one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Phidias’ approximately 40-foot-tall Statue of Zeus. Close to the ruins, the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity boasts more than 400 exhibits with artifacts that date to the prehistoric period.
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