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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    Combined with the site ticket. Don't miss just for the pediments. Grandiose. Visit during the hottest hours
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  • August 16, 2017
    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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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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