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 Leonidas from Naxos. Leonidaion was the large, almost square building, which was 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 there was 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 were located on the west side, which had a depth of 15 m., while the other had a depth of 10m. 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.
Our Guest House
Leonidaion guest house is ideally located in the center of Ancient Olympia.
The peace and quiet of the area and easy access to museums and archaeological sites, makes Leonidaion an ideal destination during your visit to Olympia.
The carefully decorated rooms combine elegant simplicity with the industrial design. At Leonidaion guests enjoy a unique welcome, a feature of the Greek hospitality.
Turning moments into memories is what Leonidaion is all about.
Passion is the energy that keeps us going, that keeps us filled with meaning, and happiness, and excitement, and anticipation.
Passion is a powerful force in accomplishing anything you set your mind to, and in experiencing work and life the fullest extent possible.
Our mission is very clear - provide outstanding lodging facilities and services that exceed our guests' expectations.
We strive to delight our guests every time by creating engaging experiences straight from our heart. We are genuine and open in our communication and business practices. We listen, encourage and support different approaches as we continually strive to improve.
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.
Even if you if you don't want a soft drink it's a pleasant and tranquil place to sit and read or relax.