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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  • Small museum. Charge enough visitors but acceptable crowd. Very nice. Boring s P 12 euros for adults with access to the site as. Free for children under 18 years of age
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  • Fantastic experience-without a doubt something that you should experience. Even if you are not the great archaeologist or historian, this museum provides a unique access to ancient Greece and not least Olympia-must see
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  • Very competently exposition with interesting descriptions. Many of the exhibits perfectly preserved. During our visit to Cafe-didn't work
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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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