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 and other Olympia attractions into our Olympia trip website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Includes findings from the area. The most important exhibit is the Hermes of Praxiteles. NET would be a small study of archaioellinikis history before visiting there, to make a best possible estimation of the spoydaiotitas of the exhibits.
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  • Combined with the site ticket. Don't miss just for the pediments. Grandiose. Visit during the hottest hours
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  • It's a quite small museum but friendly to visitor. The exhibition is well organized and really helps you understand the history and culture of the area! Don't miss it!  more »
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  • The history of Olympia was amazing. I wish would come and see the places of the gods. We need to have more world games not war
  • Good museum with well preserved statues. It's not too big tough. Is included in the ticket price for the Olympia site.
  • Nice small museum that covers the period from achaic greec till roman time. All info is also given in English and German.
  • Compact museum with exponats you've met in ancient history books 🏛 Modern way of exponation. All statues are older that ca 2500 years. Must to visit place on Peloponnese. PS. There are one ticket for visiting Olympia place and two museums 💡
  • Very interesting museum. Indeed lack of multi-media. Open everyday. Look at my pic. Mon-Sun 8-20, one museum until 15. Pick some water with you.

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Despite its small size, Olympia features a lively main street lined by hotels offering comfortable rooms and quick access to one of Greece's most popular archaeological sites. If you don't mind driving to Olympia's famous ruins, explore the area's seaside hotels, where spacious rooms come with access to fine restaurants, fitness facilities, spa treatments, private beaches, and outdoor swimming pools. You can also visit the ancient sites from a budget-friendly hotel in Pyrgos, a lively town just northwest of Olympia.
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