Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia, Olympia
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Discover the beginnings of Western culture at Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia, built to house the constant stream of artifacts from ancient Olympia and located just across from an archeological site. The museum houses the Nike of Paeonius, depicted on the 2004 Summer Olympic medals; visit the statue and wonder at her flowing skirt and proud body. The arms and wings exist in pieces, but even the ruins serve as an impressive example of Greek artistry. Other artifacts range from the Archaic to the Roman period with terracotta, bronze, and sculptures. Consider combining the museum with a tour of the archeological site. Put Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia at the forefront of your travel plans using our Olympia vacation generator.
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  • It is worth entering the Museum to understand more about the ruins that remain today in the city. Them scenes in stone that had the walls of the temples, the type of statues that had in the city, the art Greek in that time and in earlier times.
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  • Loved this museum...amazing Ancient statues...the best gift shop...and the best air conditioning in Greece on a 105 degree day in July. Amazing museum...very easy to navigate...a truly wonderful take....  more »
  • This museum gives you a good perspective on how the people lived and what they looked like in the times of the original Olympic games. 
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  • Ancient Olympia is a magical place. The museum is spacious with high ceilings and a nice courtyard. My only objection is that the comments on the exhibits focus more on the excavation details rather than the history of the exhibit.
  • A vast and very interesting museum with many remains recovered from the archeological site of Olympia which is just next to the museum. You need to plan a whole day to really enjoy the visit here and the site itself.
  • Amazing! A must see in your stay in peleponnes. Very friendly employees; they even gave me a free bottle of water because the vending machine was empty. Entry is free for students. Hole museum is air conditioned.
  • The museum is very well done ! There are numerous artefacts and they are displayed in a beautiful interior. Entrance free for students of the e.u. or children up to 18 !
  • One of the places to visit if you're interested in getting around greek history