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Leonidaion

Leonidaion guest house got its name from the luxury guest house located at the southwest corner of the sanctuary of Olympia, outside the precinct of the Altis. It was intended for hosting officials, who came to Olympia during the Olympic Games. Built around 330 BC and remodeled twice in Roman times, it owes its name to the donor and architect Leonides from Naxos. Leonidaion is the large, almost square building, which is external to the four sides of the Ionic colonnade, comprising a total of 138 columns with a height of 5.55 m. In the center is a courtyard with a peristyle consisting of 44 Doric columns. Between the two colonnades developed on all four sides of the building the rooms facing the courtyard. The most spacious rooms are located on the west side, which had a depth of 15 m., While the other had a depth of 10 m. Each one entrance was on the south and north side. Interventions to the building were made in Roman times, when artificial ornamental lake was formed in the central courtyard. Then the building was used as a residence of the Roman officials.

The Lounge

Breakfast is served in this area, just a step away from your room - what better way to start the day;

During the day the lounge bar is open for coffee, drinks and other refreshments and evening the lights are dimmed so that the bar serving drinks until the small hours.

Even if you have no need for a soft drink is a pleasant and tranquil place one can sit to read or relax.