Thursday , 2 December 2021


Cultural events in Ancient Olympia in view of the Olympic Flame

Three-day cultural events, which will frame the Lighting of the Flame for the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing 2022, are held by the Municipality of Ancient Olympia, wanting in this way to brighten this great event.

The program of events, which starts from Saturday, October 16, announced the Deputy Mayor of Culture, Tourism and International Relations of the Municipality of Ancient Olympia Mr. Haris Spiliopoulos. As he characteristically mentioned, the conditions of the pandemic that do not allow mass gatherings and the strictly restrictive framework of participations of the Touch ceremony coincided the program in three days. Nevertheless, quality events were selected that are sure to leave a positive imprint on the region.

"With these events begins the implementation of the Programming Agreement of the Municipality of Ancient Olympia with the Ministry of Culture and the Region of Western Greece", stressed Mr. Spiliopoulos, adding: "We have a simple but very interesting program, which marks a new beginning for the parallel events of the Touch ceremony. For the first time the Municipality of Ancient Olympia, after coordinated actions of our Mayor Mr. George Georgiopoulos, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Region of Western Greece, will have secured resources for the conduct of quality events. We all hope that the next events for the Touch of the 2024 Olympic Games will take place without the shadow of the pandemic that is now plagiarizing us and imposing this simple program on us, so that our citizens and the visitors of our Municipality can enjoy them.

The schedule of events that will be held in accordance with the current health protocols, as defined by the Greek State, is as follows:

Saturday 16-10-2021

18:00 Theatrical performance "The sin of my mother" by Georgios Vizyinos
Direction: Danae Roussou
Performer: Rena Kyprioti
Music composition: Nikos Kypourpos
(English version)
Courtyard of the Museum of the History of Ancient Olympic Games "SYGGREION" (free entrance).

19:00 Gastronomic culture "Intercultural Gastronomy"
Greek and foreign chefs create the gastronomic culture of their country.
Courtyard of the Old Town Hall (free entrance).
In collaboration with the Hellenic Gastronomy Chefs' Club (L.A.E.G.).

Sunday 17-10-2021

11:00 Mayor's meeting with Twinned Cities and official missions of foreign countries.
Town Hall of Ancient Olympia.

13:00 Gastronomic culture "Ancient flavors – Sports diet of ancient athletes".
Acquaintance of the diet of athletes during the period of the Ancient Olympic Games.
Courtyard of the Old Town Hall (free entrance).

18:50 Signing ceremony "Truce"
New Archaeological Museum (specific number of invitations).
The event is organized with the Olympic Truce Centre and the Hellenic Olympic Committee.

Monday 18-10-2021

10:15 Mayor's meeting with official missions of foreign countries.
Town Hall of Ancient Olympia.

11:30 Official Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony (No viewers).
Ancient Stadium of Olympia.

13:00 Gastronomic culture "Wine tasting of ancient wines".
Acquaintance with the unbridled and the queered wine as well as wine mixes with other materials used in ancient times.
Courtyard of the Old Town Hall (free entrance).

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