Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia, Olympia

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • We visited he Ancient Site of Olympia with a tour guide from Olympic Day Tours. Her name is Joanna Papakosta. She brought the place to life for us. She also had a great plan to visit the museum first....  read more »
  • An interesting small museum. Combined admission ticket: Museum + temple complex 12 euro. A lot of valuable eksponatow. The biggest attraction is a classic part of the dowry of Hermes with a small Dionizosem dluta Praksytelesa.
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  • Really enjoyed this museum not very big so was good to walk around and look at everything you can take photos but no flash lots of finds to look at 
  • The ruins were interesting and museum very well done. Text in Greek, English and German. The area is great, the historical site/museum as well as other places, eg: markets, restaurants (Aegean restaurant was fantastic - service, home made/Authentic Greek dishes, good value).
  • A bit of history for the Olympic Games. The ruins are fantastic and the museum has interesting sculptures.
  • The Olympic sites aren't too impressive, but the history definitely is.
  • Quiet and great history, but it was closed when it should have been open
  • You cam have an idea on how the olympic games started and how it looks like. With temples for the gods, the holding rooms for the olympians, a hotel for the prominent guests, a field where the races took place, the stand for the only champion ( there is no 2nd & 3rd place before) and a hall of shame for the cheaters. There is also a museum where the statues tell the story of how the olympic games started. About a tyrant king who does not want his daughter to get married, because if so. He will have to pass down his kingdom to the new prince. Also statues that explain the etiquette of the visitors, because the centaur stole girls. The statue of apollo can also be seen here . Made of ivory. Its beautiful.
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