The Olympic Truce Grove
The Olympic Truce Grove occupies the area between the Archaeological Museum and the Site of Olympia. Dominated by poplars, pine trees and plane trees, it has been dedicated to the noble idea of peace. After all, the idea which became a strict institution in Antiquity, the pausing of the hostilities as a prerequisite for the peaceful staging of the Olympic Games, was born in Olympia and Elis.
The aspiration of this symbolic initiative is that the concept of the Olympic Truce, presented at the sacred land where it was first thought of, will inspire humanity today. Perhaps you'll find a moment to think about that as you cross the small park from the archaeological site to the museum of Olympia.
The birth of the Olympic Truce Grove is the result of the cooperation of the International Olympic Truce Centre and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia, the responsible authority on behalf of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.