“Olympos” vs. “Olympia”

Olympia Olympia

Mt. Olympos is a mountain in northern Greece, located on the border between Macedonia and Thessaly. It is the tallest mountain in Greece, elevation 2917 m (9570 feet). In Greek mythology Mt. Olympos was the home of the Greek pantheon of Greek gods and goddesses, the “12 Olympian deities.”

Olympia was a rural sanctuary in the Western Peloponnesos dedicated to Zeus. It was located 15 km. (7 miles) from the Ionian Sea. The sanctuary was located near the meeting of the Alpheus and Kladeos rivers at the base of the Hill of Kronos.