There is something magical about Olympia, an aura that manages to enchant even the most cynical visitor. The ancient games took place here for over 1,000 years; in fact, for the Greeks, history began with the first Olympic games—everything before is considered the age of myth. You can still enter the stadium by the old arched entrance and even test yourself on the track. Run barefoot for a more authentic re-creation of the experience (but perhaps not naked as the ancients did!).